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Pregnancy Testing for Dogs
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Pregnancy Testing for Dogs

For Dogs: Do pregnant females have the same HCG hormone as humans when pregnant? Can pregnancy for a dog be test via urine with an over the counter pregnancy test?
Type of Animal
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Dogs
Age of Animal
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3
Sex of Animal
:  
Female
Breed of Animal
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American Pit Bull Terrier
Last date your pet was examined by a vet?
:  
July 29, 2009
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Hi,

No, canines do not have human chorionic gonadatropin (hCG) hormone and therefore cannot be tested using a home pregnancy test. There is a relaxin assay that is useful in dogs but is not reliable until 28+ days.  Ultrasound can be an effective early detection test as well.
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