Ultrasound is a valuable tool for determining pregnancy, assessing fetal viability and correct formation, assessing number of fetuses, ensuring delivery of all puppies during whelping and much more.
Mitigate the travel, stress, expense and radiation exposure that routine prenatal x-rays demand. Ultrasound offers a safe, convenient option allowing breeders to go into whelping with more confidence. Breeders can use ultrasound to confirm pregnancy, get an idea of how many puppies to anticipate, know when a bitch has whelped her last puppy and confirm and manage single puppy syndrome appropriately.
Ultrasound is an excellent tool for dog breeders and veterinarians to confirm pregnancy. Ultrasound scanners can be used successfully around 28 days’ post ovulation, though more challenging depending on skill level at giving highly accurate puppy counts compared to x-rays, it offers a safe, comfortable and convenient alternative to confirm pregnancy, fetal viability and fetal growth without radiation exposure to mother and puppies.
MINIMIZE TRAVEL & STRESS
SAFE, COMFORTABLE & FAST
MINIMIZE RADIATION EXPOSURE
DETECT PREGNANCY EARLY
ESTIMATE # OF PUPS & ENSURE ALL PUPS ARE DELIVERED
MONITOR FETAL DEVELOPMENT
Canine ultrasound scanners come in all shapes and sizes, and it can be difficult to know where to start. As a breeder, owning your own ultrasound machine can quickly pay for itself and become an invaluable part of your breeding program, but choosing the right machine and supplier is essential.
The internet is full of ‘amazing’ deals, but there are 4 key things to be aware of when choosing an ultrasound machine for dog pregnancy work:
Image quality: A poor quality scanner offers low image resolution resulting in grainy images, which make your job of interpreting them accurately difficult.
Probe type: A lot of scanners said to be for veterinary use are in fact relabeled low-end human scanners and will not offer the correct probe size or frequency for abdominal scanning of canines.
Warranty: Make sure you receive a written warranty of at least 12 months from a company you can go back to easily. You can get excellent machines from faraway places such as China, but if they are a reputable company making high-quality machines, they will have a local distributor or representative who can support you if anything were to go wrong.
Training & Ongoing Support
Many professional breeders are using ultrasound due to the convenience of having a scanner readily available in the comfort of their own space. It is possible to learn to ultrasound confidently and with success. PetTech Solutions is your one stop solution for best in class portable ultrasound machines and the education and support to ensure your success.
Ultrasound Training courses for dog breeders are in the works and coming soon. Courses will include classroom instruction and guided practical hands-on practice.
Ultrasound systems are available to CKC members with a special member discount as part of PetTech Solutions’ partnership with the Canadian Kennel Club. CKC members can log in to the Member-Only Website or contact the Canadian Kennel Club to acquire the member-only discount code.
Learn more about the many benefits of joining Canada’s largest dog club including discounts on CKC products and services, exposure for your breeding program on the Puppy List, savings from CKC’s corporate affiliate partners, and a nation-wide community of engaged and enthusiastic dog lovers.
CKC MEMBERS WILL RECEIVE A SAVINGS OF 7.5% AT CHECK OUT AFTER APPLYING DISCOUNT CODE.