Progesterone Testing

Top-notch progesterone testing from a proven veterinarian is the best way to understand your female dog’s ovulation, parturition, and other cyclical abnormalities. Our team at Alicia Pacific Veterinary in Laguna Niguel, CA, can provide your pet with the progesterone testing she needs. There is only a small ovulation window available for normal female dogs. This test can help those looking to breed dogs at the optimal time for the female.

What is Progesterone Testing and How Does it Work?

Progesterone testing is a way to see when a female dog is ovulating to know when it is the best time for her to breed. Our team uses state-of-the-art equipment to yield the most accurate results possible for ovulation timing. If you do not get a progesterone test for your dog, breeding can be difficult and almost impossible. It is important to catch the female dog in heat within the three-week period.

In addition to the state-of-the-art equipment, having a highly qualified veterinarian is also necessary. Our veterinarian at Alicia Pacific Veterinary is highly trained and experienced when it comes to properly utilize a progesterone test. Our team provides thorough testing of the progesterone hormone needed to understand your pet’s ovulation.

The most important aspect of breeding is knowing when to breed. According to experts, 48 to 95 hours post-ovulation is the best time to breed. This is because the egg does not reach a high enough maturity level until that time. Upon the completion of maturity, the eggs are ready for fertilizing.

More Details About Progesterone and Reproduction in Dogs

Progesterone is a reproductive hormone that increases in the bloodstream right before ovulation. The release of luteinizing hormone (LH) occurs in the pituitary gland as the progesterone level rises. As a result, the releasing eggs are triggered by the follicles. The female dog ovulates as the progesterone reaches 5.0 to 10.0 nanograms per milliliter of blood. A nanogram is one-billionth of a gram. Our team will work with you to better understand this process and how we can help your dog.

Contact Us for Progesterone Testing

For more information on progesterone testing from a trusted expert, contact Alicia Pacific Veterinary today. We ensure the best quality of testing to heed the best results for breeding. We also offer annual exams and other veterinary services you may need. Contact us today to see how we can help you and your animal in the Laguna Niguel area.