Breeding Services

Breeding Services

The successful breeding of dogs, cats and other animals is down to an exact science due to extensive research on the practice over the past decades. If you are interested in breeding your pet or you have an animal that is pregnant, Palmwoods Veterinary Clinic should be your first visit. From routine check-ups to delivery services, we offer the full range of vet assistance that you and your animal will need.
Our breeding services include:

  • Artificial insemination
  • Whelping
  • Caesarean section
  • Progesterone testing to understand the best time to mate
  • Discounted puppy & kitten litter vaccinations
  • Discounted microchipping

Artificial Insemination

If you wish to have your female dog give birth to a puppy through artificial insemination, Palmwoods Vets is the place to visit. We have experience of assisting many clients through this process, while we have all the equipment and training to ensure that your pet has a comfortable experience during the process.

Whelping / Cat Birth Assistance

The signs of imminent whelping arrive roughly 12 or 24 hours before your dog goes into labour. The signs often include a drop in temperature, loose stools and vomiting, decrease in appetite, nesting or digging, general restlessness, increased vaginal discharge and milk in their glands. Our vets will ensure that your dog or cat has a comfortable and safe birth at our clinic, while we can also come to your home if that is more convenient.

Caesarean Section

The Caesarean section is a standard procedure to remove a puppy from the uterus of a female dog. It is necessary if there is a complication during natural birth. When your animal is at our clinic for birth, we can quickly adjust and perform a C-section to determine the safest method of delivering the puppy.

Progesterone Testing

Palmwoods Veterinary Clinic offers quick progesterone testing results using state-of-the-art diagnostic testing equipment. We can help you determine the best time to breed your animal, which is helpful if you are going through artificial insemination or another breeding method.


Vaccination has revolutionised control of infectious disease in our pets. It is essential that all pets are adequately vaccinated to help protect the pet population as a whole.

Responsible pet care requires puppies and kittens be given their initial course of vaccinations, but this cannot protect them for the rest of their lives. Adult cats and dogs require regular vaccination to maintain immunity against disease.

Palmwoods Vets provides cat and dog vaccination services, while we offer discounts for kittens and puppies at six, nine and twelve weeks of age.


A microchip is about the size of a grain of rice and injected under your pet’s skin. It can be done right after their birth or during a regular consultation. The microchip is embedded with a code unique to your pet and is the most effective form of permanent identification. This code is placed onto a national computer database, so it is particularly useful in the return of lost pets. They can also assist where the ownership of an animal is in dispute. In some states of Australia, microchipping your pets is compulsory.

If a pet is ever lost and is handed in at a veterinary clinic or animal shelter, a microchip scanner is passed over the animal to reveal the unique code. The vet or animal shelter can then refer to the database to identify the name, address and phone number of the owner so that they can be reunited.

Hip & Elbow Scoring

Many breeds of dogs are genetically predisposed to hip and elbow dysplasia. To reduce the susceptibility of these conditions, the CCC(Q) recommends certain breeds require hip/elbow scoring before breeding. The procedure includes a full general anaesthetic, digital radiographs and scoring. We are happy to supply a copy of the resulting radiographs for your records.