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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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I have the same question as this person have a 6 year old std

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I have the same question as this person have a 6 year old std poodle bitch that is a month late in her season and have stud dog staying with me now will the introduction of cabergoline bring her into season and Im spaying her after this litter .yes she had only one litter 4 years ago 10 pups .covered breeding
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 years ago.

Aloha! You're speaking to Dr. Michael Salkin Yes, although the use of cabergoline is anecdotal, it has been recommended for estrus induction at 2.3 micrograms/lb orally once daily for 25-40 days until proestrus is induced. Cabergoline is usually well tolerated by our dogs. Vomiting has been reported but may be alleviated by administering with food. Dogs receiving it for more than 14 days may exhibit changes in coat color or texture; this is likely reversible. It works by promoting luteolysis - the destruction of corpora lutea (white bodies) which secrete progesterone. (According to Cote' in his Clinical Veterinary Advisor, 3rd Ed. 2015, "There is no reliable therapy to induce fertile estrus in the bitch. There are many protocols in use with varying outcomes, but no controlled studies have been published. The most commonly attempted protocols include the use of Ovuplant (a deslorelin subvestibular implant) or the oral antiprolactinic medication cabergoline (5 mcg/kg PO q 24h until signs of proestrus develop)." Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.