Animal Health
March 11, 2005
Canine Mismating

Here at home many dog breeders have had the experience of unplanned mating within their canine population.

Once this has occurred, you must decide how to proceed from there.{{more}}

On many occasions I have had clients whose full-bred females were served by what is referred to as a local-breed. Such a pregnancy is not desired by many.

If and when such pregnancy occurs, then the owner will have to decide which road to take.

If a decision is taken and the owner wishes to terminate the pregnancy, there is hormonal treatment that is capable of achieving such an objective.

This treatment does not affect the animal ability to produce puppies in the future.

The treatment consists of three injections which are administered on the 3rd, 5th and 7th day after mating date.

In my experience as a Veterinary practitioner here, I have seen dogs coming into heat as early as 5 months after the final treatment.