Breeding Services(Vaginal Cytology and Caesarian Section)
Vaginal cytology is performed on female dogs during their estrus cycle to help determine the optimum time to breed and enhance the success of pregnancy. The types of cells present in the vagina vary depending on the stage of estrus. A swab is taken of the cells lining the vagina and analyzed under a microscope. Usually repeat swabs are required to determine the optimum time to breed.
Most animals deliver their young without any complication. There are times when mothers require assistance and medical therapy is usually attempted to resolve the problem first. When medical therapy fails to assist the mother with delivery, a caesarian section is performed. During a caesarian section, the mother is given an anesthetic. An incision is made along her abdomen and through the uterus to retrieve unborn puppies or kittens. In some situations, it is recommended the mother be spayed at the same time as the c-section is performed. This is usually recommended to prevent future problems of this nature.
- Anesthesia and Patient Monitoring
- Diagnostic Imaging
- Emergency and/or Extended Care
- Euthanasia and Cremation
- Health Screening Tests
- Laboratory Testing
- Laser Therapy
- Medical Services
- Parasite Control
- Surgical Services
- Vaccination Programs
- Veterinary Specialist Referrals
- Other Services