Progesterone "pre mating" blood test now available (Results available in as little as 1 hour)*
Once you have mated your bitch, you may want to take advantage of our pregnancy ultrasound scanning service to confirm that the mating is successful and other useful information. A 30 minute appointment with a veterinary surgeon which includes the scan is only £55 if you have had a progesterone blood test performed on your dog. Click here for more information.
The ideal time to mate is 48hrs after ovulation after progesterone levels rise to around 20 mmol/L which we can now accurately measure to the same standard as an external veterinary laboratory. The test involves taking a small blood sample and we recommend starting this on around day 7 after the start of the season (vulval swelling and bleeding). We can obtain the results within the hour* and they will indicate what steps are required over the next 2-4 days depending on the result (when to retest or when to mate).
The cost of the test is only £49.99
and includes an appointment with a nurse to take the blood, the test
itself and interpretation of the results by a veterinary surgeon to
advise you on the next steps required.
*while we will always endeavour to
produce results within one hour, during extremely busy periods this may
not always be possible, however, same day results are guaranteed.