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Pet Reproductive Services in Greenville, NC

Are you looking for quality dog breeding services? Do you have a pregnant pet? Make an Appointment or call us at (252) 752-1890!

Providing Dog Breeding Services

It’s a pleasure for us to serve reputable animal breeders in the region, as well as provide reproductive services to pet owners who might be dealing with an unexpected cat or dog pregnancy. Regardless of the circumstances, the health of the animals involved is always our highest priority here in Greenville, NC. Being involved in the dog breeding process means we can help breeders give their animals the very best care and ensure many successful pregnancies and healthy litters, and help prevent congenital defects specific to certain breeds. Additionally, we can offer valuable advice and services to non-breeders who need help caring for a surprise litter.

We reference the AKC’s Guide to Responsible Dog Breeding quite often. Click here to read the guide.

What Our Services Include

Dog breeding is a time-consuming occupation requiring significant effort on the part of the breeder and their animals. It also requires the support of an experienced veterinarian to ensure the highest chance of success for a healthy, happy litter.
Our hospital can provide a mixture of basic and more advanced reproductive services, including:

  • Artificial insemination
  • C-sections
  • Progesterone testing
    • We offer this test in-house and send it out
  • X-rays and ultrasounds to diagnose/monitor pregnancies

Why Spaying is Important

(if You Don’t Plan to Breed Your Dog or Cat)

If you have no plans to become a breeder, your dog or cat should be spayed before their first heat cycle. The heat cycle for dogs typically occurs twice a year and can start when they are about 6 months old. In cats, the heat cycle can start at 4-5 months old and will repeat every 2-3 weeks for most of the year.

Spaying is essential for preventing unplanned pregnancies in dogs and cats, along with uterine, cervical, and mammary gland tumors, which are often malignant. Having your pet spayed before their first heat cycle lowers their cancer risks significantly.

Spaying is the most effective way to prevent pyometra. Pyometra is an important disease to be aware of for any dog or cat owner because of the sudden nature of the disease and the deadly consequences if left untreated. It has been compared to appendicitis in humans because they both consist of a pus-filled cavity that has essentially burst/will burst. Pyometra happens when a female pet is not spayed. After a pet’s heat, when their cervix is beginning to heal back to normal it is common for bacteria to migrate into the uterus, closing the cervix… preventing uterine drainage. This is where pus starts forming and filling into the uterus.

Why Neutering is Important

(if You Don’t Plan to Breed Your Dog or Cat)

Both dogs and cats can engage in aggressive behavior and roaming when they have not yet undergone the neutering procedure. The aggressiveness can surprise their human family when the dog attempts to bite or even act in a sexual manner toward people. Unneutered pets also spray their urine to claim a territory as their own. This odor is not only extremely unpleasant, but it can also be difficult to eliminate as well. After neutering surgery, the risk of testicular or prostate cancer in male pets drops significantly.

Neutering or spaying a pet increases his or her lifespan by an average of three to five years. One last thing to consider is that people with altered pets make better neighbors and are less likely to encounter the dangers of roaming because their pets are much more likely to remain in the home or yard.