Why artificial insemination for dogs?
A) Some breeds can’t mate naturally.
B) Eliminate chances of Sexually Transmitted Diseases.
C) Eliminate chances of functional damage to the stud dog or the bitch.
D) We don’t need the mating pair to emotionally and physically accept each other.
E) Artificial insemination aids long distance or international mating through semen
F) A.I provides the opportunity to analyse and positively effect semen quality & mobility before mating.
Breeding has never been safer or easier thanks to the
advantages of artificially inseminating dogs
It’s true, breeding has never been as easy thanks to the advantages of artificial insemination
for dogs. Different breeds, require different methods but same principle. Long gone are the
days of mating cradles, kneeling down, sat on floor, stood up, just getting in a twist doing
whatever it takes to ensure a good mating for your dogs.
Although natural mating is still an option for some breeds, it does not have to be so time
consuming. Some breeds you can leave them to it under supervision, some you can’t like
the most bulldogs for example.
Artificial insemination cuts out all that jargon and benefits a litter in much more ways than one.
Here are some important facts that will help you decide if AI is right for you and your dog;
AI breeding increases conception rates as much as 25% over traditional natural breeding
This is one, but not the only one of many benefits of artificial insemination for dogs; the
ability to increase conception rates as much as 25% over natural breeding. Not only can you
have more successful breeding’s a year, but you’ll be pleased to learn artificial insemination
for dogs can also increase litter size. This ultimately, giving you the opportunity to produce
more puppies per litter.
Artificial Insemination can prevent cancer and sexual
Worldwide one of the top three sexually transmitted diseases
in dogs is CTVT
Canine transmissible venereal tumour. This form of cancer is the oldest cancer known in
nature. CTVT is spread by the physical transfer of living cancer cells between dogs which
usually occurs during mating. Two of the other most common STDs in dogs are Brucellosis and CHV.
Avoid Brucellosis infection of the uterus
Female dogs infected with brucellosis develop an infection of the uterus; causing infertility,
difficulties getting pregnant, or abortion in the late stages of pregnancy. Typically, a
pregnant dog with brucellosis will abort at 45-55 days of gestation or will give birth to
stillborn or weak puppies that may die a few days after birth. Male dogs infected with
brucellosis develop epididymitis, an infection in part of the testicle. Any dog infected with
brucellosis will be infected for life requiring surgical sterilisation to decrease shedding of the
organisms into the environment, thereby reducing the risk to other dogs.
Other health concerns which can be avoided by using
Canine herpes virus (CHV), also known as “fading puppy syndrome,” is a viral infection that
infects the reproductive organs of adult dogs. While adult dogs infected with CHV usually do
not show any symptoms, the infection is the leading cause of death in new-born puppies.
Dogs and bitches can both carry viruses without showing any presence, kennel grounds can
harbour serious diseases that may not affect healthy dogs, but can cause spontaneous
abortions in bitches, or abnormalities in puppies. Artificial insemination for dogs can
eliminate contact and the risk of any of the three destructive illnesses.