Transcervical Insemination

French Bulldog

Grayson Valley Pet Clinic has invested in new technology to make Transcervical Insemination available locally.  (TCI) is a reproductive technique used in dogs to achieve pregnancy without the need for natural mating or surgical procedures. Transcervical Insemination is a great option for breeds that struggle with pregnancy on their own, like French Bulldogs, Mini Doodles, Pocket Pitbulls and Bull Terriers.  But we can perform the procedure on almost any healthy dog, no matter the breed.  The cost for the procedure ranges from $250 – $400.  For an additional cost Grayson Valley Pet Clinic can even provide donor sperm for your female dog.  Here are some of the many benefits of TCI.  

Preservation of Genetics: TCI allows breeders to preserve and propagate desirable genetic traits in dogs without relying on natural mating. This is especially important when dealing with valuable breeding stock or when attempting to maintain specific genetic lines.

Increase Litter Sizes: TCI often accounts for a litter size to be larger than if the breeding process were to be done naturally.  

Improved Fertility Management: TCI is beneficial for managing the fertility of both male and female dogs. It can be employed to address fertility issues, optimize the timing of insemination based on the female’s reproductive cycle, and overcome challenges associated with natural mating.

Reduced Injury Risks: TCI eliminates the physical stresses and potential injuries that can occur during natural mating, especially in cases where size or temperament differences between the mating pair may pose a risk.

Enhanced Reproductive Success in Subfertile Dogs: Dogs with subfertility or those experiencing difficulties during natural mating may have an increased chance of reproductive success with TCI. The technique delivers semen directly to the reproductive tract, bypassing potential obstacles.

Minimized Disease Transmission: TCI reduces the risk of transmitting sexually transmitted diseases or infections between mating dogs, as it avoids direct physical contact. This is particularly important in breeding programs where disease control is a priority.

Increased Breeding Efficiency: TCI can contribute to more efficient breeding programs, especially when dealing with a large number of dogs. It allows breeders to manage multiple breeding pairs simultaneously and optimize breeding outcomes.

Reduced Stress for Dogs: TCI provides a less stressful alternative to natural mating, which can be particularly advantageous for dogs that may exhibit anxiety or aggression during mating. Reduced stress levels contribute to better overall well-being and reproductive success.

Geographically Distant Breeding: TCI enables breeders to facilitate breeding between dogs that are geographically distant, allowing for the exchange of genetic material without the need for physical proximity.

It’s important to note that the success of TCI can depend on various factors, including the expertise of the veterinary team, the health of the dogs involved, and the proper timing of the procedure within the female’s reproductive cycle. Consulting with a veterinarian experienced in canine reproduction is essential for maximizing the benefits of TCI in a breeding program. Before deciding on a reproductive technique, it’s recommended to consult with a veterinarian experienced in canine reproduction to determine the most suitable approach for specific breeding goals and circumstances.