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by windy torres on 22 November 2020 - 09:11

Hey good morning.
Just wandering if anyone has notice that lots of female has gotten into their heat with no success. So far I have not have that problem. May be food or supplementation may change things.
When I said some I mean about 8 females from 3 different breeder out of 9 or 10. Me and another breeder who feed the same have been excellent so far. Just looking for opinions or any thing you have heard of.thanks in advance.


Sersi73

by Sersi73 on 22 November 2020 - 13:11

The breeding groups on fb are stating that it is usually a food issue. Anything with peas or legumes, and other ingredients, are causing fertility issues. I haven't heard of anyone feeding prey model raw having an issue. But I switched my female off of the formula of Victor that she was on when she missed 2 breedings, and then she took.

by windy torres on 22 November 2020 - 22:11

Actually those people I referred were feeding victor. I had my females on Proplan sport 30-20 and is working out good for me . My friend feeds the same and is ok too.

by duke1965 on 23 November 2020 - 01:11

certain foods can couse this, in raw food, too much chicken karkass can cause this, and various medical possabilities, might want to test for herpes

by GSCat on 23 November 2020 - 22:11

In addition to the above:

Could be flea preventatives. Bravecto is a problem for fertility and birth defects.
I was advised to stick with FrontlinePlus. Don't know about any of the others. Don't know about heartworm preventatives, either.

Maybe stress. Besides all of the usual sources of stress, with all the stuff going on with COVID19, the bitch could be picking up on owner/breeder stress or changes in routines, etc. Sometimes, bitches won't conceive in a strange place, especially without a familiar person there, so if she was shipped instead of taken to the stud, maybe no puppies. Use of frozen semen may or may not be an issue, depending on who one talks to. With COVID19, I suspect there's more of this going on, especially if international border crossing is involved.

Might be chemicals in shampoos, etc. used on dogs, to clean the home or kennel, sanitizers, or yard and garden pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizers.

And finally, perhaps if there are any changes in vaccine formulations.

Of course, it could be the males' fault LOL


Ryanhaus

by Ryanhaus on 25 January 2021 - 14:01

I would do a FT4 Thyroid test if your dam or sire is having fertility problems as Thyroid problems can mess with fertility.

 

https://www.vet.cornell.edu/animal-health-diagnostic-center/testing/protocols/canine-thyroid


bantam7

by bantam7 on 28 January 2021 - 00:01

Bitches and sires both being tested for brucellosis?

by jillmissal on 28 January 2021 - 09:01

Raw food is the last thing you should be feeding, especially with dogs you are trying to keep healthy for fertility reasons. There are no proven or indicated benefits to raw food but plenty of proven risks to dogs and to the people with raw fed animals in their households.

It's not likely this issue has anything to do with diet anyway; as long as you are feeding a veterinary recommended food, your dog is not likely malnourished or deficient in any necessary vitamins. (Unless they are just too skinny, which is also a trend these days, so verify the dog is getting enough food.)

A fertility vet is your best bet; they will likely do the above-suggested tests as well as have other ideas.

by Deacon12 on 03 February 2021 - 11:02

I feed Vctor to all of my bitches and am looking at a litter of 11 in my whelping room now.

by duke1965 on 03 February 2021 - 12:02

Jilmissal, that is most factual uncorrect statement possible, been feeding all raw for over a decade now, and many i know do, other than feeding to much chicken carkass from young chickens, which contain a certain thing that can cause a dog to miss, the most known foodrelated fertility issues come from kibble, one breeder I know in australia had all dogs PERMANENTLY incapable of producing pups from feeding a certain brand of kibble and we read about kibble recalls about every month for much worse than missing pregnancy alone





 


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