As a veterinarian, I regularly recommend that intact dogs be neutered, for one, as a means of population control. Interestingly, most clients have no qualms about fixing their female dog; however, for some men, the mention of surgery for their male dog puts them on the defensive. Can we at least get testicular implants?
Welcome to Bark After Darka series of hilarious but slightly unusual articles we post in the wee hours of the morning for you weirdos night owls. Not for the faint of heart, weak of stomach, or low of humor. Female dogs need not be offended if their mate falls asleep post-coitus.
Sarah Wooten reveals some of the reasons dogs dig — and what you can do to prevent the frustrating behavior. Read More: What to do if the kissing is too extreme. Sarah Wooten explains.
Customer Service for Subscribers. Living with dogs means living with, or at least ignoring, their somewhat gross behaviors. A male dog, however, has one behavior that is incredibly embarrassing, especially around polite company.
T hings are not going so great for man: Over the last 80 years, human sperm quality has declined by half. Now, a study published Monday in Scientific Reports links these seminal events, revealing that environmental contaminants are at least in part to blame. Scientists from the University of Nottingham determined that two man-made chemicals affect the quality of both human and dog sperm: one called DEHP and the other industrial chemical polychlorinated biphenyl PCB
Mark Memmott. Dogs have been trained to sniff out bedbugs. We know they're good at detecting bombs.
A complete breeding soundness examination BSE in dogs consists of a history, physical examination, semen evaluation, and testing for Brucella canis. If infertility is suggested from the history, it should be established that adequate breeding management was practiced and that bitches had normal fertility when bred to other dogs. The time sequence of litters sired and bitches that did not conceive should be recorded, as should any recent illness during or before the time the bitches were bred.
Yes, a daughter of Snapper, or Ch. Like father, like daughter, with a twist: Snapper died in13 years before Yes was born. She was conceived using year-old frozen sperm from Snapper, who sired more than champions in his lifetime.
The heat cycle of the female lasts from 18 to 21 days. The first stage is called proestrus. It begins with mild swelling of the vulva and a bloody discharge.
Understanding the waxing and waning of fertility in a stud dog can mean the difference between the birth of long awaited puppies, and the chance at missing that lifetime opportunity. A stud dog has many factors contributing to his potency, both in natural and fresh chilled or frozen semen breedings, just as a bitch has many factors in her chance at conception over her lifetime. If a breeder wishes to expand his or her gene pool, either through frozen or fresh chilled breeding, when a natural breeding is impossible, then the fertility of a stud dog is of prime importance.