At Prestige Animal Hospital, our reproductive team understands the commitment involved in helping facilitate a dog pregnancy for your beloved canine companion. We have very specific standards for assisted canine reproduction and only work with breeders exhibiting quality breeding practices. Our services include:
- Dog breeding soundness exams
- OFA certification as necessary
- Caesarean Sections
- Ultrasonography for Pregnancy Diagnosis or evaluation of the reproductive organs (in cases of infertility)
- High-Risk Pregnancies
Our services also include management of:
- Prostate Diseases
- Uterine, Vaginal and Mammary Diseases
- Treatment for Pyometra
Ultrasonography is a type of diagnostic technique that uses ultrasound waves to produce an imaging study. This means that when we perform ultrasonography, we can see internal images of your pet’s body. Unlike some other imaging studies, like x-rays, ultrasonography does not use radiation. Instead, ultrasonography uses high-frequency sound (ultrasound) waves to create a picture of what is inside your pet’s body. Ultrasonography is a completely non-invasive, painless way to diagnose and evaluate many common diseases.
An ultrasound machine generates ultrasound waves. The machine is connected to a small probe that is held gently against your pet’s skin. The probe sends out painless ultrasound waves that bounce off of structures (for example, organs) in your pet’s body and return to a sensor inside the ultrasound machine. The ultrasound equipment collects these reflected “echoes” and uses them to generate images that are viewable on a screen. Ultrasound waves are useful for assessing fetal health and monitoring pregnancy in breeding animals.