View Full Version : Ultrasound scan on a dog??


TattyBear
15-01-2007, 13:45
Hi,

On 26th January 2006 my dog is going for an ultra sound scan to see if she is pregnant. Has anyone ever seen one of these? can you actually see the puppies? do you get a photo? (I hope so).

baileys_mum
15-01-2007, 14:14
I have seen one, and have seen one of guinea pigs too (C/O another forumer) Its a lot like a baby scan, you can see them yes but not fully formed but you can make out heads and legs etc

shihtzumad
15-01-2007, 22:48
awww, i hope she is in pup, am waiting like you danielle to see if my bitch is in pup, exciting aint it. She had a scan last time, but they was no puppies present, grrrrr, i dont think they give you a phot, are they any signs on your bitch yet. please keep us informed. Good luck.

TattyBear
16-01-2007, 10:31
honestly I haven't noticed any difference, i sometimes think she is quieter than normal but then i think i am imagining it because i really want her to be pregnant. Do you know if there should be any signs?

Her scan is now this Friday not next friday. The vet phoned me back and said bang on 4 weeks to the date of (hopefull) conception should be ok to see the pups if she is pregnant.

what she did say was that if she is that she wouldn't be able to see how many she would just maybe be able to see a couple because theya re so small.

I get quite emotional just thinking about it. im trying not to get my hopes up but its hard not to.

Were you upset when you girl wasnt?

shihtzumad
18-01-2007, 00:40
Hiya danielle was i upset, i was gutted,

I really hope she is in pup, its heartbreaking, mine seems quieter then normal, and her teets seems to be stood out more, but like you, i think am i imagining it, please let us no on friday if she is in pup, am not paying for a scan this time, time will tell, U havn't got long to wait to find out, i will keep informed of my girl, hope we both got good news.

Halibut
18-01-2007, 01:00
Sorry to intrude on your thread and all but it just struck me as utterly bizarre that you would have an ultrasound on your dog to see if she's pregnant.
Presumably this costs money, yes? Could you not just wait a few weeks and see if she has puppies?

Globule
18-01-2007, 08:49
Sorry to intrude on your thread and all but it just struck me as utterly bizarre that you would have an ultrasound on your dog to see if she's pregnant.
Presumably this costs money, yes? Could you not just wait a few weeks and see if she has puppies?


I can assure you it's quite normal that you would have an ultrasound on your dog. A responsible breeder would do just that.

Halibut
18-01-2007, 11:06
I can assure you it's quite normal that you would have an ultrasound on your dog. A responsible breeder would do just that.

Thankyou, but why? And how much does it cost?

willman
18-01-2007, 11:17
I can assure you it's quite normal that you would have an ultrasound on your dog. A responsible breeder would do just that.


so the implication is that people who KNOW that their dog is in pup and don't have an ultrasound are irresponsible.

perhaps allowing a bitch to get near a dog is more irresponsible.

Globule
18-01-2007, 11:48
so the implication is that people who KNOW that their dog is in pup and don't have an ultrasound are irresponsible.

Not what I said, but feel free to come to your own conclusions.


perhaps allowing a bitch to get near a dog is more irresponsible.
Precisely and you'll get no argument from me there.

Halibut
18-01-2007, 11:50
Globule, hi, me again. Would you be good enough to explain why it's necessary and how much it costs please? Thankyou.

baileys_mum
18-01-2007, 11:51
A lot of breeders of small dogs have ultrasounds done as more than 2/3 pups can mean they are more likely to need a c section so book them in to have it done in advance :)

Halibut
18-01-2007, 12:05
A lot of breeders of small dogs have ultrasounds done as more than 2/3 pups can mean they are more likely to need a c section so book them in to have it done in advance :)

Why would a dog need a C section? Surely dogs have been having multiple births for millennia?

Globule
18-01-2007, 12:09
Globule, hi, me again. Would you be good enough to explain why it's necessary and how much it costs please? Thankyou.



Early detection so that you can care for the expectant mother accordingly. (also used to distinguish between pregnancy and pyometra) So that you have some knowledge of the number of pups expected and when and how they might be delivered, and very importantly to see if there are any foetal abnormalities; that could otherwise put mum and pups at risk.

Cost will vary between vets.

baileys_mum
18-01-2007, 12:15
Tiny breeds of dog often have large heads and small bodies at birth, they can quite often get stuck or the mother dog can tire and be unable to push the pups out

TattyBear
18-01-2007, 12:23
so the implication is that people who KNOW that their dog is in pup and don't have an ultrasound are irresponsible.

perhaps allowing a bitch to get near a dog is more irresponsible.

Letting a dog near a bitch is not irresponsible if your are intentionally breeding her!

Globule
18-01-2007, 12:36
Why would a dog need a C section? Surely dogs have been having multiple births for millennia?

Whelping bitches have also been dying in agony for millennia.
They need appropriate medical care just as a human does. Many things can go wrong, exactly as they can for pregnant women.

Amongst other things, pups can be too big to deliver naturally and/or they can die and get stuck; blocking the way for others, never mind putting the bitch at risk.

shihtzumad
18-01-2007, 13:29
When my bitch had her scan last time it cost me 30 pounds for the scan, and there was no puppies. I have mated her this time and by my choice am going to wait and see, time will tell, but i can well assure you, she is well looked after, and spoilt rotton, and if at all i was worried about anything she would be straight to the vets for advice. I think it is everyone choice to have a scan are not, are if the vets adviced me to have a scan. She was checked over by my vet before mating. He had no concerns. My friend took her bitch for a scan and he scanned her said who yeah she is in pup she is having 2, when she gave birth they was 7, so they aint always right.

Let us no tom, danielle, infact we might hear you, bet you have a sleepless night

willman
18-01-2007, 14:42
Letting a dog near a bitch is not irresponsible if your are intentionally breeding her!

i interpretes the post as not knowing , if you had intentionally bred a bitch you can't be certain they are pregnant but you would have an idea.

if people want ultrasound i don't think it's wrong. i just don't think its a necessity.

TattyBear
18-01-2007, 15:05
When you say you might have an 'idea' actually there is no way of telling until about the 6th week. Any vet will tell you even they can't tell, there are no first signs other than maybe your dog might be more lethargic, which at this time of year my 2 dogs are like this anyway. The only other way is if you take your dog to the vets at around 5 weeks so they cant have a feel and see if they can tell (not recommend unprofessionals do this though).

I do actually agree that the scans aren't essential at this early stage, the only reason we are having one is because we only want to breed her once so I would like to experience taking her.

Its up to the individual,. as long as they take the pet to the vets for regular check ups and the vet thinks everything is ok then there maybe no need for a scan.
im so exicted by the way, her appointment is tomorrow at 10:30, fingers crossed everyone!

baileys_mum
18-01-2007, 15:35
Have you got a waiting list for pups if she is pregnant this time round?

TattyBear
18-01-2007, 20:25
Baileys mum. I have pm'd you.

Strix
18-01-2007, 20:50
thread pruned

Can we keep it warm and fuzzy please people? ;)