Monday, May 1, 2017
How to use the canine pregnancy test kit.
How to use the canine pregnancy test kit. Pregnancy diagnosis using the blood is a sure form of diagnosis in cats and dogs. The relaxin hormone is the pointer to the pregnancy,as the presence or absence is conformation of diagnosis. There are various types of kits made by various manufacturers but all still follow same procedure to check the level of relaxin. WITNESS® Relaxin is a convenient, easy-to-use, in-clinic test that offers an early, inexpensive and reliable means for determining pregnancy status in dogs and cats. WITNESS Relaxin can also be used to distinguish between pseudo-pregnancy and gestation. WITNESS® Relaxin test identifies the presence of relaxin hormone produced by the developing placenta(s) in the bitch or queen. WITNESS® is fast and reliable with results in approximately 10 minutes, so veterinarians can give clients the immediate test results they want, knowing right away whether their dog is pregnant. Factors such as the breed, size of the bitch, and litter size may influence the level of serum relaxin. Negative results should be retested at least 7 days later. Weak positive results should also be retested 7 days later to confirm pregnancy, continue