[BLOG] Spaying & Neutering : the Rule of Diestrus

This blog was first published in Apr 2017 ; I re-edited it on Jan 2020. This Friday, I’m doing a presentation on « Spaying and Neutering in Canines & Felines ». And while polishing my Powerpoint, I couldn’t help but smile. « Younger me » used to think that everything had been said and done on this topic. … Continue reading [BLOG] Spaying & Neutering : the Rule of Diestrus

[BLOG] Estrus Induction : Yes We Can in Canines

This blog was first published in Aug 2017. I edited and re-published it in Jan 2020. As I write those lines, I'm currently on a plane. Somewhere above Africa. On my way to Johannesburg.  You'll never know when inspiration strikes... and when it does... well, you’d better get on it, right ?  " I’ve never … Continue reading [BLOG] Estrus Induction : Yes We Can in Canines

[BLOG] DYK ? Kittens : the importance of “nutritional education”

🇬🇧 Read in English | 🇫🇷 Lire en Français This blog was first published on Jan 2016. I edited and re-published it on Jan 2020. We can deny it : cats also have their food preferences ! One thing to keep in mind however : in the feline species, it is not something innate. What … Continue reading [BLOG] DYK ? Kittens : the importance of “nutritional education”

[BLOG] Canine reproduction: about hypothyroidism and infertility

🇬🇧 Read in English | 🇫🇷 Lire en Français This post was first published in Apr 2014 and has been updated in Jan 2020. I recently got the following question during one of my lectures on canine infertility. “You touched on uterine diseases, ovarian diseases, infectious diseases that can impact the bitch’s fertility… But what about … Continue reading [BLOG] Canine reproduction: about hypothyroidism and infertility

Canine Brucellosis in the News ! (2019)

Canine Brucellosis is in the news at the moment... 🧐 When you breed dogs, this is a disease you MUST know about 🧐 ▶︎ It is caused by the bacteria Brucella canis ; ▶︎ It impacts the genital tract of both male & female dogs ; ▶︎ It is a zoonosis ; I talk about … Continue reading Canine Brucellosis in the News ! (2019)

[YOUTUBE] Fertility in Cats : More Complex Than One Might Think (2019)

🇬🇧 Subtitled in English |🇫🇷 Sous-titres en Français | 🇪🇸 Subtitulos en Español 🤔 I used to think that fertility in cats was easy 🤔 I was wrong... When I started working with cat breeders, I quickly realize there was more to it. It was a bit more complex. Many parameters have to be taken into account … Continue reading [YOUTUBE] Fertility in Cats : More Complex Than One Might Think (2019)

[BLOG] Canine Reproduction : What About Dual Sire Insemination ? (2019)

  🇬🇧 Read in English | 🇫🇷 Lire en Français | 🇪🇸 Leer en Español I recently came across the following question on Facebook:   "Hey dog breeder friends ! What do you think of dual-sire insemination ?"  A few years ago, I’d have probably frowned at that… but today things are different.   Now this is a trendy topic, some kennel … Continue reading [BLOG] Canine Reproduction : What About Dual Sire Insemination ? (2019)

[YOUTUBE] Canine Reproduction : When To Breed ? (2018)

If you breed dogs, you absolutely need to remember this : the reproductive physiology in canines is unique (more info about this here). Immatures eggs are ovulated during a 12-36 hours period. And those eggs will require 55-72 hours to mature in the uterine tubes before they become fertilizable. That is why performing a timing … Continue reading [YOUTUBE] Canine Reproduction : When To Breed ? (2018)

[BLOG] Canine Reproduction… Over Coffee ! Episodes 1-7 are here (2018)

It's a long week-end here in Ontario. Why not using it to catch up with my series of short videos "Canine Reproduction Over Coffee" ? Episodes 1 to 7 are available here... and stay tuned, because I'll post some brand new episodes next week 🙂 Remember all those episodes are subtitled in English 🇬🇧, Français … Continue reading [BLOG] Canine Reproduction… Over Coffee ! Episodes 1-7 are here (2018)

[YOUTUBE] Breeding Labrador Retrievers : What You Need To Know (2018)

🇬🇧 Read in English |🇫🇷 Lire en Français |🇪🇸 Leer en Español When it comes to canine reproduction, Labradors are often described as an “easy breed”... However, if you breed Labs, it does not mean you will never face any challenge here. In the following video, we will discuss 3 challenging reproductive cases in this breed : ▶︎ … Continue reading [YOUTUBE] Breeding Labrador Retrievers : What You Need To Know (2018)