Reproduction Planning

Looking to improve conception rates in your breeding program? Using one of two methods, we can assist you in determining the optimum time to breed your dogs and enhance the success of pregnancy.

We can perform vaginal cytology on female dogs to calculate the stage of estrus. This method involves taking a swab of the vaginal cells and analyzing them under a microscope. Usually more than one swab is required. Another method we can use is to perform a simple blood test to determine the luteinizing hormone (LH) surge and pinpoint the dog’s fertile period.

Additional tests, including a thyroid analysis, should be performed on your dog before estrus. These tests can rule out any potential problems or alert you to issues that need to be addressed before breeding.

Please call and set up an appointment with one of our veterinarians to discuss how we can further assist you with your breeding program.

Bellevue Hours
Monday8:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday8:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday8:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday8:00am – 5:00pm
Friday8:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday9:00am – 12:00pm
SundayClosed

FOR EMERGENCIES after hours pertaining to a surgery performed by Bellevue Animal Hospital in the last 14 days, please contact: (419) 603-8299.

FOR ALL OTHER EMERGIENCIES after hours please reach out to the nearest emergency veterinary hospital.

We usually hold an educational staff meeting from 12pm - 3pm on the second or third Wednesday of each month. We will be closed during this time.

After Hours

Since we are unable to staff our hospitals 24 hours a day, please contact one of the emergency centers below. They will be able provide you and your pet with the after hours supervision and care you need.



MedVet Cleveland West
14000 Keystone Pkwy
Brook Park, OH 44135
216-362-6000
www.medvetforpets.com

Sandusky Hours
Monday8:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday8:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday8:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday8:00am – 5:00pm
Friday8:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday9:00am – 12:00pm
SundayClosed

FOR EMERGENCIES after hours pertaining to a surgery performed by Sandusky Animal Hospital in the last 14 days, please contact: (419) 603-8299.

FOR ALL OTHER EMERGIENCIES after hours please reach out to the nearest emergency veterinary hospital.

We usually hold an educational staff meeting from 12pm - 3pm on the second or third Wednesday of each month. We will be closed during this time.