Animal reproduction and breeding are taken seriously at Patton Chapel Animal Clinic in Hoover to help you produce the healthiest pups or kittens possible. Frequently, there are complications during pregnancy or birth that can be dangerous for your dog or cat and expensive for you. A vital component of a quality breeding program is education, which ensures that you are fully aware of the issues that may arise to guarantee the safety and health of the male and female dog or cat, and their offspring.
Sometimes, dogs and cats have trouble conceiving or delivering their litters. If your pet has trouble breeding, Patton Chapel Animal Clinic offers breeding assistance programs and artificial collection and insemination. Another common problem in many breeds (particularly English Bulldogs) is the inability to successfully deliver a litter without medical or surgical intervention. Called dystocia, inability or difficulty giving birth, is addressed by pet Cesarean section. After a successful dog c-section, the mother and her pups are frequently released from the hospital within 24 hours.
There are many congenital conditions and breed disease predispositions of which a good breeder should be aware. Dog and cat breeding should be undertaken only by those whose goal is to improve upon the breed and are serious about producing high quality, healthy offspring. Our Doctors will be happy to sit down with prospective breeders to provide genetics counseling and discuss breeding to enhance or reduce certain characteristics based on accepted breed standards.
Animal Reproduction Services
- Breeding management
- Ovulation timing
- Artificial insemination (vaginal & surgical)
- Pregnancy diagnosis
- Cesarean (c-section)
- Chilled semen
If you are interested in starting a pet breeding program, please consult Dr. Whitworth at Patton Chapel Animal Clinic prior to beginning. If you live in or around Hoover and animal reproduction is your goal, please call us!