You want healthy puppies and to keep danger at bay! Accordingly, you'll need to monitor your dog’s progesterone levels to determine the proper C-section timing. With one easy, on-site test, you will be able to assess progesterone levels to accurately predict ovulation and target optimal breeding dates and accurately time a C-section (when progesterone drops before whelping).
Our diagnostic products provide important data on the canine reproductive cycle including:
Predicting Ovulation is done by accurately detecting the initial rise in progesterone. Ovulation usually occurs 2 days after the initial rise in progesterone. The most fertile time to breed is 2 to 4 days after ovulation.
To time C-Section or whelping, test progesterone starting 58 – 60 days after first breeding (average gestation 63 days). A drop in progesterone to < 2 ng/mL indicates whelping will occur within 24 – 36 hours.
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