Again, your dog may be normal within itself, but not normal in comparison to other dogs. The fertile-focus kit is a good complementary re-useable test kit that will indicate when the eggs have ripened and the bitch is fertile. Chilled semen usually lives 24 to 48 hours and frozen semen normally lives up to 12 hours.
Slightly open the vulva and insert the pad sideways with the pink pad inside the vulva about 2 3 cms. The pre-mate test pads are reacting to the lh surge -- the days marked in purple. Note the ovulation and egg process may only last as long as 24 to 36 hours in some bitches.
Below are three of the charts we think clarify the mating cycle. I still like to rely on the more sure methods that pin-point the ovulation day. A note on the two mating patterns shown in the chart.
It is for this reason that a natural mating will produce the best chance of pregnancy in a dog. Left side - pink pad before insertion right side - pad inserted 1 cm to 2 cm in vulva for 10 seconds left side - gently press sides of vulva to ensure vaginal fluid is on pad tracking the results in excel in journal form provides a history for that bitch which is valuable for reference in future mating. If the girl is bleeding heavily, you may need to open the vulva slightly and blot up the blood just inside the vulva.
Please bare in mind that each dog is an individual and that the cycle for your dog may vary from these chart. Our chart below shows mating on the 3rd, 4th, and 5th days to cover the cases where the bitchs ovulation and ripening cycle is may be 24 hours shorter. The lh turns the pads purple (burgundy) during the lh rise which is just prior to ovulation.
Pads are shipped via normal air mail. If you happen to have one of these natural ovulation detecting dogs, do not expect them to mate when the pad first turns colour, but rather between 48 and 96 hours later. With shipments that are really fresh from the manufacturer, the change of colour may take 2 to 3 minutes. The charts below will help you to understand when to mate your bitch for optimum results. The term normal is used with the meaning that it is the most frequent occurring in the canine world as a whole.
Pre-mate pad purple on edges in am. The pads tell you when the lh surge begins and then you can expect her to ovulate during the next 24 to 48 hours, although if her season is running long, it may be 72 hours before she finishes ovulating. The term normal is used with the meaning that it is the most frequent occurring in the canine world as a whole. Note some bitches rise quickly and ovulate 24 hours after the start of the lh surge and some take longer and ovulate 48 to 72 hours after the surge of the lh spike. The charts below will help you to understand when to mate your bitch for optimum results.
Warning! Dont touch the pink part of the pad, this may affect your results. I can pin point the expected time of ovulation and the mating days. The pre-mate test pads are reacting to the lh surge -- the days marked in purple. Also if there are more than one bitch on the property in season, using a male dog as a detector may present some problems. Note some bitches can ovulate as early as day 5 and as late as day 21 or even later if the season lasts for 28 days or so.
With pads that have been stored for awhile, the reading should occur in 30 to 60 seconds. Hold the pad in place for a count of 10 to 15 seconds seconds. The ovulation and egg ripening process may only last as long as 24 to 36 hours in some bitches - these bitches are difficult to get successful mating from because of their narrow window of opportunity. We suggest an early start in case you have missed a few days of bleeding or colour, or if your bitches have silent seasons. Do not touch the pink part of the pad this may lead to a false or incorrect result. For best results you can test morning and evening, wipe the vulva area clean, open the vulva, and gently place the pad about 1 3 cms inside, place the pads sideways into the vulva so the pad soaks up vaginal fluid and hold in place for a count of 10 to 15 seconds. Recently the bloods were not as accurate at indicating the ripening of the eggs as the fertile-focus ferning kit, also available through lapdog. Can massage around the outside of the vulva area to be sure the vaginal fluid goes onto the pad. The lh turns the pads purple (burgundy) during the lh rise which is just prior to ovulation. .NovoDog Ovulation Sticks were developed for breeders and dog owners who are planning a litter ... WITNESS LH Canine/Feline Ovulation Timing Test (6 Tests).