Speak with Our Veterinarians about Reproduction Planning

Reproduction Planning

Looking to improve conception rates in your breeding programs? Using one of two methods, we can assist you in determining the optimum time to breed your dogs and enhance the success of pregnancy.

One method we can use is to perform a simple blood test to determine the luteinizing hormone (LH) surge and pinpoint the dog’s fertile period.

Additional tests, including a thyroid analysis, should be performed on your dog before estrus. These tests can rule out any potential problems or alert you to issues that need to be addressed before breeding.

Please call and set up an appointment with one of our veterinarians to discuss how we can further assist you with your breeding program.


We also offer semen collection, freezing and storage.

Vaginal Cytology

To help determine the optimum to for breeding and to enhance the success of pregnancy, we can perform a vaginal cytology on your female dog. This requires taking a swab of the vaginal cells and then analyzing them under a microscope. In most cases, more than one swab is required.

Please call and set up an appointment with one of our veterinarians to discuss how we can further assist you with your breeding program.

Caesarean Section

While most animals give birth without any complications, some mothers will need help with delivery. We usually try to resolve the problem without using medical therapy, but when that doesn’t solve the issue we will perform a caesarean section.

During a caesarean, the mother will be given an anesthetic. An incision is then made along the abdomen and through the uterus to retrieve the unborn puppies or kittens. In certain situations, we may recommend that the mother is spayed during this procedure, this is usually done to prevent future problems of this nature.

Endoscopy

This minimally invasive procedure allows us to see inside an animal’s body and take biopsies without surgical intervention

Surgical Services

We offer spaying, neutering, soft tissue, and orthopaedic surgery services at our veterinary hospital.

Dermatology

If you notice your pet has bare patches, lumps or bumps, or is scratching excessively, give us a call right away

Cedarwood Veterinary Hospital

#1 7644 Gaetz Avenue

Red Deer, AB T4P 2A8

Hours

Monday & Wednesday:
7:30 AM – 9:00 PM
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday:
7:30 AM – 5:30 PM

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