Welcome to Canine Ultrasound Pregnancy Scanning service based in Kingswinford, West Midlands, I can scan your pet in the comfort of your own home, within a 30 mile radius of Kingswinford, West Midlands, DY6, or at my premises - prices start from £20 (at my premises) with a free re scan offered if the first scan is negative.

If you prefer me to come to your home - mobile prices range from £30/45 dependent on distance.

Scans are always performed with the owners present, unlike at a veterinary surgery where your pet is sometimes taken away to another room, this allows you to take part in the experience, and ask questions about what you are seeing. I can also provide images and or videos of the pregnancy (sent via email), as keepsakes.

Ultrasound scanning is completely painless, no shaving is required and there is no risk to the mother, or the puppies.
I use a veterinary grade ultrasound machine that gives a high resolution image/video. CE Certified.

Below a typical 5 week scan video

 


Telephone: 01384 270762 / 07977 155642
email: collielife1@gmail.com


What to expect from a Canine Ultrasound Technician HERE

Pregnancy can be confirmed from 28 days after the last mating and although I have seen puppies from as early as day 24, optimum results are achieved from around day 32 - 35 of your bitch's pregnancy.

I understand owners are often excited about knowing if their bitch is pregnant, but you need to take into account late conception, having seen numerous dogs that the owners believe are on day 28 post mating, there have been no sign of puppies, and when re-scanned a week later we sometimes get a positive result - I will re-scan for half price (at my premises), but if I need to come out to you, I will have to charge normal rates. For this reason, some scanning technicians prefer to wait until day 35.

COUNTING BY NUMBERS

Please note that any indication of numbers is an estimate as re absorption can occur and not all foetuses may be seen. It is very easy for one puppy to be obscured by another. Ultrasound is 'real time' imaging, the bitch is moving, the puppies are moving and the transducer is moving. Knowing which sac you have already seen and counted is extremely difficult, and with large litters, impossible!

There is always some one who knows a scanning technician who never gets the numbers wrong. However, this is purely guess work based on knowing the breed, the bitch and other bits of history they can glean from you on the bitch and although they have a crystal ball, they do get it wrong.

Most experienced scanners are happy to give you a number range. Particularly when scanning around the 30 day mark, where the sacs are smaller and it is easier to discern one from the next. We are usually comfortable in telling you that you can expect “more than 3” or “between 4-6,” for example. It’s important to realise that even this is not a fool-proof estimate as in the early stages, it’s perfectly normal for a bitch to resorb, so that all the puppies seen at the first scan may not continue to progress.

Calcification of foetal bones is around day 45, but can sometimes be seen earlier. Some bitches prefer to stand, some will lie down on their side, and some will oblige by rolling over, each bitch is individual. The further along the pregnancy the better the images, but the less likely you can see more than one or two puppies at any one time due to the size of the foetus. Below is a typical 6 week scan below clearly showing a puppy foetus
(click the arrow to play)



Please see my Facebook Group for more scan images and videos

Scanning will not only confirm pregnancy, but will also identify a phantom pregnancy, which gives you the opportunity to plan ahead. You will want to know if you need to increase your bitch's food, restrict her exercise with other dogs, and maybe even plan show entries. Scanning can also identify if puppies are being absorbed after a pregnancy has been confirmed, and even a possible pyometra infection. The optimum time for a first scan is between day 28 - 35, and I cannot be held responsible if a scan is carried out too early leading in a false result.

For a discreet and confidential service I am available 7 days a week


Above - A Confirmed case of a potentially life threatening closed Pyometra of a bitch seen 40 days post mating, who was referred to the owners Vet. This shows the importance of having your bitch scanned to confirm pregnancy, or not, as was the case in this instance.

A common reproductive abnormality in dogs is reabsorption of puppies, the bitch’s body actually absorbs the fetal and placental tissue, leaving no sign that puppies ever were present. Reabsorption can happen even after a pregnancy has been confirmed by an abdominal ultrasound and/or by radiography (X-rays). When puppies are reabsorbed, they literally just disappear. No fetuses or fetal or placental tissues are ever expelled through the birth canal. Read more HERE


'Perfect'
Thank you for your patience. Would recommend and use again. Louise
'Excellent'
Absolutely loved seeing the puppies on the screen!! Lovely lady too, when u have scan at vets they rush u and get u out this lady gave us time and sent us pictures from the scan, and also some very good advice! Thanks again. Will be back if needed in the future. Becci
Nothing too much trouble, polite, accommodating, spot on with diagnosis (not always easy). Said 1 possibly 2 and to come back if I wanted for a free second scan. As suspected there were two seen on the second scan and they were born last week. Kay
Professional service, kind and patient with me and my little girl, who is a first time mummy to be. Margaret
'Excellent'
Julie came to our home to scan our Labrador, and what a lovely, friendly, professional lady she is. She was very kind and gentle with our little girl and took the time to explain to our children what we were seeing on the scan, she also sent us pictures and a video to remember it by. An amazing experience, and Julie was so very helpful giving us lots of advice. Fantastic service, highly recommended. James

'Lifesaver'
Thought my bitch was expecting puppies, and was shocked to be referred to my veterinary surgeon as Julie told me there were no puppies, but something didn't look right.
Visited my vet and unfortunately she had a womb infection and had to have an emergency hysterectomy, sad, but at least I still have my girl, and had I not had her scanned I would not have known until maybe it was too late. Thank you. Joanne

'Fantastic Service'
I highly recommend Canine Pregnancy scanning, Julie is very thorough and friendly even with neurotic newbies like us!. We were a little nervous about our first scan but Julie very quickly put us at ease and guided us through the whole process. We had our second scan today and our little dog pulled us down the drive to get in! Debbie
'Thank you'
Very understanding and patient with my dog and me! Unfortunately no puppies this time, will use again. Simon
'Fantastic service'
A fantastic service offered by a lovely lady - Beci

MICROCHIPPING SERVICE
Contact Deb - Telephone: 01384 221612 / 07476 395535

I also provide a Pedigree Certificate printing service (any breed)
Please find more details on my Breed website

IF YOU NEED YOUR NEW PUPPIES MICROCHIPPED PLEASE CONTACT DEB LLOYD 01384 221812

 

©Site designed and maintained by Julie Growcott www.collielife.com