Ginger the Dam, is Currently in Heat. We made arrangements for the Stud Dog Lucci, we are going with Frozen artificial insemination because Lucci is currently out at the dog shows every weekend. He is the 5th Golden Retriever in the country right now.
We will start progesterone testing with the Veterinarian around day 13. We will get Ginger tested every other day until her level is 5.0, or higher. This 5.0 or higher will mean she has ovulated. When 5.0 or higher is met, we have only a 2 day window for breeding and fertilization. We will start the testing next Wednesday.
Ginger had her first Progesterone test, results will come in tomorrow.
Ginger's Progesterone number is 9, anything over 5 means she has ovulated. We are going to the Vet to get our first installment from Lucci the stud dog. Because he is out at the various dog shows every weekend we are doing artificial insemination. We will repeat on Saturday hoping for a really nice litter.
Next check in will be in a month when we go to the Vet for an ultrasound to confirm pregnancy.