North West Breeding Services are fully qualified and insured canine ultra sound technicians using the very latest veterinary CE certified machinery mobile across the North West.
We provide a pregnancy detection ultra sound scanning service on all small and domestic animals.
The procedure is non-invasive and, in most cases, doesn’t require the animal to be clipped or shaved nor does it require anaesthetic.
A probe is covered with water based gel and placed on the animal’s abdomen, emitting an ultrasound wave in order to detect pregnancy.
Whether your bitches potential pregnancy was planned or an accident, it is always better to be armed with the knowledge that pups are viable, have an estimated due date and potential number of pups due so preparations can be made in advance and the expectant mum can be treated accordingly with regards to food and exercise etc. We are always happy to advise once pregnancy is confirmed and offer recommendations for books, services and websites in order to ensure you’re fully prepared for your new arrivals.
It is advisable to scan between day 28 and 35 from the last mating date for a reliable pregnancy detection result. Although scans can be carried out prior to day 28, there is a risk of a false negative and a rescan at your own cost maybe required.
With any scan that gives a missed pregnancy result we offer a free “peace of mind” re scan at our address a minimum of 7 days to the first scan.
All images and measurements are sent via email after the scan, typically within 7 days.