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New Breeders

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Highland Pet Hospital always encourages and welcomes first-time breeders.  If you’re new to breeding, you’re in the right place. Our team at HPH has been dedicated to the both the art- and science of breeding for more than 20 years.

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Breeding Soundness Examinations

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A breeding soundness exam is exactly what the term implies. A ‘BSE’ -as we call it in the clinic- allows us to determine if your male or female pet is a good candidate to breed.


Progesterone Testing

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Every step of the breeding process is critical to ensure the health of the bitch and litter- but probably the most crucial step is knowing exactly when to perform the breeding.

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Semen Collection & Analysis

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As a leader in Florida’s pet reproduction community, Highland Pet Hospital offers semen collection, analysis and storage services for your breeding needs.


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Shipping Frozen Semen

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Highland Pet Hospital is your local partner for not just collecting your stud’s semen, but we have on-site freezing and storage as well.

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Artificial Insemination

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For approximately 40 years, veterinarians have had the technology to freeze or chill semen for insemination at a remote time and/or distance.


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High Risk Pregnancy

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We wish that all breedings and pregnancies could go perfectly. Unfortunately, nature doesn’t always cooperate and we have to work with patients whose pregnancy requires more medical attention than normal.

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Gestational Aging

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Since the gestation period in dogs is relatively short, it is important that the puppies are fully mature at the time of delivery in order for them to survive.


Pregnancy Diagnosis

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Even if you have done everything right with the breeding, and we’ve done everything perfectly along the way, sometimes things don’t go as planned.

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Pre-Whelping Puppy Counts

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There are lots of moments of anticipation when your dam is pregnant. One of those big moments is confirming the pregnancy with an ultrasound. (Link to pregnancy diagnosis page).


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Elective & Emergency C-Section

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Sometimes, natural whelping cannot be achieved in the dam. There are literally dozens- maybe hundreds- of reasons that a c-section is the best option to bring your new puppies into the world.

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Pyometra Infection Treatment

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Pyometra is a secondary infection that occurs as a result of hormonal changes in the female’s reproductive tract.


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Screening For Genetic Disorders

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Each breed and family of dogs within a breed has a different set of potential inherited disorders. Your veterinarian and breeder can help you identify which problems should be screened for in your dog.

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Whelping Supplies

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You will be ready to start care at home if you are able to monitor temperatures, weights and urine color, while arranging veterinary assistance.


Orthopedic Foundation
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OFA is the acronym for Orthopedic Foundation for Animals. This organization was founded in 1966 with the goal to lower the incidence of orthopedic and genetic diseases in companion animals.

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