The “Mother – NewBorn – Environment” Triad : Why In Veterinary Neonatology It Matters So Much (2020)

A colleague of mine recently whatsapped me an interesting picture. Courtesy of Dr Luis Meza I think we can agree : this is definitely some “weird-looking” newborn kitten. It indeed looks like there is “something” bulging from behind its eyelids... No doubt there is something wrong here ! When I saw the picture, one word … Continue reading The “Mother – NewBorn – Environment” Triad : Why In Veterinary Neonatology It Matters So Much (2020)

Coccidiosis : Anticipate To Prevent the Threat ! (2020)

I just finished reading this email. It was a long and sad story... It was about puppies developing a severe diarrhea... And unfortunately dying from it... At 6 weeks... Yes, it is a sad story ; no doubt about this... Truth is though : I have heard MANY similar stories over the years. The reason … Continue reading Coccidiosis : Anticipate To Prevent the Threat ! (2020)

Canine Reproduction : Vaginal Smears and Timing of Ovulation

When I am doing a consultation for timing of ovulation in canines, vaginal smear is a test I will always perform and recommend. It is simple & quick... and it can bring you tons of valuable clinical information. Vaginal Smear : what is a that ? A vaginal smear is a test we use a … Continue reading Canine Reproduction : Vaginal Smears and Timing of Ovulation

[BLOG] Should you do “back to back” breeding?

🇬🇧 Read in English | 🇫🇷 Lire en Français This blog has been first published in August 2013. It has been re-edited on March 2020. Last week I was lecturing near Halifax, Nova Scotia -always great to be so close from the ocean, this reminds me of my little island overseas! I was presenting what is … Continue reading [BLOG] Should you do “back to back” breeding?

[BLOG] Shaken puppy/kitten syndrom: how it can be prevented

🇬🇧 Read in English | 🇫🇷 Lire en Français This blog was first published in Feb 2014. It was re-edited on Mar 2nd, 2020 I recently took part in a discussion on a social-media forum concerning neonatal resuscitation in puppies and kittens. The initial question was “what is the best technique to free the airways of … Continue reading [BLOG] Shaken puppy/kitten syndrom: how it can be prevented

[BLOG] Canine reproduction: why you should keep an eye on the weather forecast

🇬🇧 Read in English | 🇫🇷 Lire en Français This post has been first posted on Jan 2014 and re-edited on March 2nd, 2020. Have you been on Twitter lately? Great way to find valuable information nowadays, and know about the current trends! The most popular topic of the moment: « Winter tips to keep your … Continue reading [BLOG] Canine reproduction: why you should keep an eye on the weather forecast

[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] 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

[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)