Training
Labrador training is something! This is a whole palette of all kinds of methods and means of influence, motivation, coercion, encouragement. Labrador combines the energy of a German shepherd, the…

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Chemical poisoning
Acute or unexpected (sudden) poisoning of pets is one of the urgent problems that concern owners, although they are not so common in veterinary practice (1-2% of all cases of…

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Inheritance of dysplasia (HD)
In most dogs, disorders are not clinically apparent, but it cannot be considered that apparently healthy dogs are free of dysplasia. Joint pain is manifested only with a severe form…

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developmental anomaly

Labrador Care

Paws
The laborer’s easy gait is largely dependent on the condition of the claws. If the dog walks a lot on asphalt or other hard ground, the claws grind by themselves. But with a constant walk on a soft surface (snow, sand, grass), the nails grow very much, the paw cannot assemble into a “lump”, it becomes flat, which causes great inconvenience. It is convenient to cut the nails with a special nail clipper, and if it is not, then with ordinary nippers. Usually it is enough to cut the claws once a week, they are shortened to a small length so as not to touch the blood vessel and nerve inside the claw. Strongly grown claws should Continue reading

General principles of first aid

Helping a poisoned animal is a very difficult task even for an experienced veterinarian, not to mention the owner of the animal, since it is usually very difficult to determine what kind of poison the pet poisoned. Nevertheless, first aid should be provided as soon as possible. With an obvious picture of poisoning, and with suspicion of it, first of all, you should try to find out the nature of the poisonous substance and its penetration into the body: through the respiratory system, skin or mouth. Any information and trifles found at the place of poisoning can help with this: packaging from any chemicals or drugs; leftover food; odors of volatile substances, vomit with a characteristic odor, etc. Naturally, accurate identification of a poisonous substance will help to properly and efficiently fight poisoning. The provision of assistance consists of certain Continue reading

Heatstroke

Features of thermoregulation in labradors make them very susceptible to heat. Dogs in natural conditions in the heat have the opportunity to go into the shade or hide in a hole. Vessels located close to the surface of the skin expand, the volume of blood flow increases, and heat transfer to the environment increases five to six times. All higher mammals in the skin have glands that produce sweat. The evaporation of moisture from the surface of the body is enhanced. Dogs cool more often by breathing. Under normal conditions, a dog inhales and exhales air twenty to forty times per minute. At high temperature, she makes three to four hundred breaths per minute. Not only the respiratory rate changes, Continue reading

Street behavior
Of course, the dog’s life is not limited to the walls of your house. If you want your Labrador to be a really convenient companion, not a burden, you need…

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About the cost of the puppy and his choice
Absolutely subjective notes reflecting the author’s view on the sale of puppies in general and puppies from their own kennel in particular. This article was written at a time when…

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Passion for dysplasia
Hip dysplasia in dogs is a problem that affects at least three categories of people. These are veterinarians (orthopedists, surgeons, genetics, physiologists) involved in the detection of dysplasia, its diagnosis,…

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Labrador Retriever Feeding Guidelines
Preparing for the arrival of the puppy, think in advance what dishes your retriever will eat from. The most convenient dishes are made of stainless steel. Plastic bowls are much…

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