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 to avoid with Smart K9 AI Services
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 newborn puppies.
Dogs and bitches can both carry viruses without showing any presence, kennel grounds can harbor 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.
Did you know artificial insemination services is popular for other types of animal?
Learn the benefits of artificial insemination on livestock, the same benefits apply for dog breeders.