What is Canine Pregnancy Scanning?
Canine pregnancy scanning is completely painless and there is no shaving of the dog required. Scanning also has no risk to the mother or the puppies she is carrying.
Pregnancy scanning can be carried out from 28 days after the last mating or insemination process. For optimum results scanning should take place around day 32 to 35 of the bitch’s pregnancy.
Canine pregnancy scanning will not only confirm pregnancy, but will also identify any phantom pregnancy. It is vital to understand the full situation to increase your bitch’s food, restrict her exercise with other dogs, and maybe even plan show entries.
It is important to be aware that with large litters any indication of numbers is an estimate due to the fact that not all foetuses may be seen. It is very easy for one puppy to be obscured by another.
Our team of vets and nurses are experienced in the unique aspects of canine pregnancy and will deliver the best care for your dog to make them comfortable and spot any issues early on. We use state-of-the-art ultrasound equipment to deliver accurate results and clear imagery. We’ll offer you the best advice for preparing for puppies and how to care for your dog during pregnancy.
Depending on the breed of your dog, you may need to prepare and book them into a C section to deliver the puppies. Bulldogs and Pugs usually require C sections to deliver puppies safely and reduce the stress of the mother. It’s important to seek advice from our vets on what’s appropriate for your dog. Read more about C sections here. canine pregnancy scanning can determine the direction your dog’s birth may go in so regular check ups are required.
Contact Local Vets
Book in for an appointment for canine pregnancy scanning so our vets can assess the condition of your dog and confirm their health and pregnancy. We’ll put your pet’s needs first and deliver you excellent, reliable service. Give us a call today if you need advice, an appointment or have concerns.