Thanks Nancy. I've never done the slide. The vet office tried to talk me into it this past month but I got the impression they couldn't tell me anything other then when she was in standing heat as you mentioned. I think I'll stay with the progesterone
We think the first tie is usually shooting blanks (unless it is a well used stud dog). One time Don was gone and I was left in charge to handle a natural breeding with our Golden Retriever male. The bitch was left with us. I did 5 ties. Sure put a smile on our GR's face. He was very disappointed when it came time for No. 6. and she was not here any more.
She had 10 puppies.
Here's a link to pics of a surgical AI.
I looked for the scar from my dog's last surgical AI approx 50 days ago but it has disappeared.
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Tests are $75 here each time.
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