This service can be performed, by appointment, at your home in a relaxed, calm and non-clinical environment by our trained Sonographer. The procedure is quick and safe and does not require sedation.
We offer a comprehensive canine pregnancy scanning service and will be able to tell you if your bitch is pregnant from 28 days after mating. We can also offer emergency call out to check for retained puppies following birth of a litter.
This service is intended as a pregnancy detection only although we do endeavour to estimate litter sizes. Please note that counting the number of whelps in the uterus is never guaranteed correct and is to be used as a guide only. There are a number of reasons for this. The uterus is very long and puppies can often be 'hiding' behind each other. The 'Mirror Artifact' is a phenomenon that can produce mirror images making one whelp appear to be two. The quality of the 'accoustic window' also has an effect on the abilty to obtain a clear image, this can be affected by a number of factors.
Note: It is not necessary for the bitch's bladder to be emptied prior to scannning. In fact, a full bladder can often provide a good acoustic window and allow for better imaging.
Ultrasound Scan Cost:
£20 Areas: WA9, WA10, WA11, WA12
For all other areas please enquire
Emergency call out: £40 +travel if 6pm to 10pm; £50 after 10pm.
Note: once emergency call out has been arranged and the sonographer dispatched the service cannot be cancelled.