FRIDAY Repro Tip - What is the best way to help stimulate a fertile heat cycle? Also known as ESTRUS INDUCTION, there are a few different ways to stimulate a heat cycle in a female that is otherwise healthy and is overdue to come in heat.
Dostinex (commercial name for Cabergoline), is one of our favorites because of its efficacy and lack of negative side effects. Used in pill form in large breeds, it can also be compounded in a liquid form which is easier to administrate in small breeds, and it will usually stimulate the onset of a heat cycle in 2-4 weeks.
Please note the key word, FERTILE heat cycle (there are several drug combinations that will make a bitch come into heat but not lead to ovulation; these bitches will obviously not conceive when bred, rendering the venture a total waste of time, money, and effort). More on estrus induction next week!