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Canine Reproduction and Whelping


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What is it about?

A breeder’s guide to canine reproduction problems, artificial insemination, diet, progesterone levels, C-sections, whelping, removal of dew claws, and much more. Whether you’re a “first-timer” or an experienced breeder, you’ll learn something important from this book. If you’ve been having problems even getting a litter from that important bitch, you’ll find some possible answers here. Down-to-earth and easy to understand!

More about Myra

Myra is a breeder of Cavalier King Charles Spaniels and author of the highly regarded Puppy Intensive Care: A Breeder’s Guide to Care of Newborn Puppies book/DVD and Canine Reproduction and Whelping. Myra combines her life long interest in animals with her professional experience as a labour and delivery and neonatal care nurse to bring you this information. In addition to continuing work as an R.N, she gives seminars around the country on her methods.

When was it published? 2005

Who published it? Dogwise Publishing

Illustrations- Black and white photographs-


Canine Reproduction & Whelping by Myra Savant-Harr

Reviewer: Tonya Williamson

I credit this book to saving the life of my girl and her puppies.

My girl was not going in to seconder whelp. Her temp had dropped a full two degrees and I still did not have puppies. I called my vet and they told me I was over reacting that her due date was not for two days , to just wait. Well I did not wait I called around until I found a vet who would listen to me and get my girl in. We had to do a c-section and lost one puppy, but where able to save the other three and my girl . The vet who finally seen us said Raven would never had whelped the puppies on her own and the puppies where already detached and would not have made it to the due date. I would not know what I would have done with out this book.

Essential Part of Any Breeder’s Tool Kit

Reviewer: Barbara

This is the book every breeder – whether novice or experienced -needs in her toolkit. There is so much information to give you confidence. Despite my years of experience, I learned alot and you will as well.

So you want to breed?

Reviewer: Pamela Hoffman

This book is so full of information, that even long time breeders will probably find out something new! It is a must have if you have ever had trouble getting a bitch pregnant. Clearly explains pre breeding testing, and reasons for it, in easy to understand language. If you are just starting out I would highly recommend learning the problems and fixes this book can offer. Mrs Harris is an informative and easy to understand writer.


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