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.
Are you a licensed breeder looking for quality dog breeding services in the area? Have a pregnant pet?
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 (surgical and transcervical)
Progesterone testing (samples are currently sent out for testing)
X-rays and ultrasounds* to diagnose/monitor pregnancies
*Ultrasounds are offered at our sister hospital, Animal Care East.
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.