Many owners of bitches are worried about the problem of how to prevent pregnancy in the cat. Every estrus becomes a challenge for the dog and for the whole family.
In fact, it is better not to expose your dog to such a difficult ordeal as an unplanned pregnancy and not to add puppies in good hands or even worse to kill them. It is better to think in advance about preventing a bitch pregnancy.
Some dog breeders believe that the best and most affordable method of preventing pregnancy in dogs is "fence and leash." That is, walking the dog on a leash and keeping her behind the fence. But unexpected moments happen not rarely: the leashes are torn, the dogs run away from behind the fences.
One of the fairly reliable modern methods are birth control pills.
Types of contraceptive pills for dogs
Alone medicines not contraceptive in the full sense of the word. They simply inhibit sexual arousal and thus, alleviate the behavioral problems associated with estrus. Such are the drops of Stop-Intim, Contracex tablets.
Other means used to delay estrus or interrupt it. This may be necessary when estrus occurs at some inconvenient moment, for example, on the road or when traveling to an exhibition. These are the pills and drops of EX-5, progestin, Pilkan-5. They are given at the very beginning of estrus for eight days. Thus, estrus in dogs is delayed for 4-6 months.
Third type of pills intended for contraception, as well as the cessation or prevention of pseudo laxity, pseudolactation (covinan). Unwanted sweeping after accidental mating is prevented by drugs such as Messaline, Sex-Barrier. The processes of ovulation and the penetration of sperm into the uterine cavity are stopped using libidomine suspension or tablets.
Contraindications for birth control pills
They should not be given to young bitches who have not yet had heat, as well as sick uterus inflammation or diabetes. Also, these drugs are not used for dogs with tumors and problems of the digestive tract, with kidney or liver disease. You can not use these tablets constantly, from year to year.
They are used no more than three times in a row, after which they need a break for a period of two leaks. If you do not plan mating at all, it is better not to feed the dog with pills, but to sterilize it. The frequent use of such pills can cause hormonal or circulatory system diseases.
Also among the side effects were breast augmentation, uterine infections, changes in hair, weight gain. In any case, you should not make an independent decision without showing the dog to the veterinarian and without consulting him.