Hormonal Therapy for Dogs
It must always be applied under strict veterinarian vigilance and only when its use is absolutely necessary for the bitch's well-being; in short, hormones are chemical agents that are normally produced by the glands and they're liberated in the blood flow, influencing other cells, tissue and organs of the body. However, there are occasions when the application of hormonal treatments can be justified, for example in the case when it's necessary to induce heat, when a bitch of a certain age (it depends on the breed) still hasn't had her first heat, although the success of this practice is not always guaranteed. We've already seen how hormonal therapy can be used to avoid the development of heat, but they can also be used to help the bitch correct certain behaviors, for example excessively short heat cycles in between one cycle and the next.
Likewise, it has been recently confirmed that the use of prostaglandin F-2 can help in the treatment of open pyometra, provoking a drop in the levels of progesterone in the blood. Also, on occasions, veterinarians recur to the use of repository progesterone in order to ensure that a pregnancy proceeds normally. Many breeders have tried -- and keep on trying -- to increase the number of puppies in a litter by means of pituitary gonadotropin injections, prepared with the lad of other domesticated animals, for example horses, sheep or pigs, along with the pituitary gland, as, in theory, if administered in the right moment, these hormones can stimulate the ovaries to produce more follicles and therefore ovulate a greater number of ovules.