Bellylabs launches world's first dog pregnancy rapid test for home use
The test kit contains all equipment needed to perform the test at home by a breeder or owner. The result, with a proven accuracy of 96% for all dog breeds, can be read within 10–15 minutes.
Jarno Kukila, CEO and CoFounder of diagnostics company Bellylabs, calls it the most significant pet pregnancy related innovation in decades.
Bellylabs Pregnancy Test is the worlds’ first early detection rapid dog pregnancy test for home use, with a proven accuracy of 96 % for all dog breeds.
"No other home use rapid pregnancy tests for dogs exist, so we are creating a brand new category to the global market. Bellylabs Pregnancy Test for dogs is our first product, and we see a vast potential in introducing new health tech for testing pets at home."
"The gestation period in dogs is relatively short, about 63 days. Detecting pregnancy at an early stage allows the owner or breeder to arrange the best possible conditions for the dog. Easy, safe and reliable, the Bellylabs Pregnancy Test brings peace of mind to the owner. Testing from the familiarity of home is a great way of ensuring a less stressful and more convenient way of detecting pregnancy," Kukila says.
Developed with top veterinarians, researchers and breeders, Bellylabs Pregnancy Test detects relaxin hormone produced only by the placenta of a pregnant dog from a sample of a single blood drop snapped from the dog's lip. Thus, it can also be used to distinguish between pseudopregnancy and a real gestation. Bellylabs recommends that the test is performed no earlier than 28 days post-ovulation.
"The idea stemmed from our cofounders identifying challenges in breeders' everyday life. We became convinced that there must be an easier, more reliable and affordable way to determine dog pregnancy. That prompted us to study vast amounts of research and ultimately begin product development that has been conducted in Europe, China and the U.S."
"We have tested the Bellylabs Pregnancy Test with over 30 dog breeds and its accuracy is 96 percent." ■