First essential knowledge for puppy owners
Before bringing the puppy to the apartment, make sure that he does not have access to small objects (which can be swallowed) and to electric wires (to avoid injury). The…

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Hereditary eye diseases
Progressive Retinal Degeneration (PRD / PRA) refers to a group of genetic (hereditary) retinal diseases that cause damage to the photoreceptor (photosensitive) retinal cells - rods and cones, leading to…

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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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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

Mycoplasmosis and ureaplasmosis

Mycoplasmas – the smallest free-living microorganisms (prokaryotes), belong to the family of Musplasmataceae, which is part of the Mycoplasmatales class of the Mollicutes class. Mycoplasmas are extremely polymorphic microorganisms. In smears prepared from organs and cultures, round, ring-shaped, oval, cocciform and filiform formations are found. Cells have a different size, which according to various authors, ranges from 125 to 600 nm. The features of mycoplasmas that are unique to prokaryotes are: the absence of the cell wall and its precursors (which biophysically brings them closer to the L-forms of bacteria). Instead of the cell wall, they have a three-layer membrane, a cytoplasm with a nuclear substance, granules and vacuoles. The membrane consists of polar lipids and proteins. The average cell Continue reading

“About it”

The dog is a predator. Its gastrointestinal tract is adapted to digest animal protein (meat and meat products). All the conversations: they say, so many years next to a person, matured, accustomed, changed and became a vegetarian – are meaningless. There is indisputable evidence: a relatively large stomach, short intestines, a specific ratio of intestinal microflora, a limited set of enzymes – the dog inherited almost unchanged form from its closest relative – the wolf. And if the horse does not occur to anyone to feed meat, or, God forbid, pour diesel fuel into his beloved car with a gasoline engine (it will be covered!), Then dogs are often offered porridge and vegetables as the main diet. But it is precisely for this reason that our pets suffer from many chronic diseases. Continue reading

Can I choose a future champion?
Many beginners will not believe it, but there is no formula that you need to adhere to when choosing a Labrador puppy. Beginners must learn to accept the good along…

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Nursery blindness
This fact applies to inbreeding, and to double litters, and in general to breeding ...... One of the greatest tragedies that befell a dog breeder is the so-called "nursery blindness."…

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Labrador Retriever at the exhibition
It is gratifying to see that, with the growing popularity of labradors in our country, the main emphasis in civilized breeding is on genetically meaningful procreation from pedigree producers with…

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Dog Inheritance Control
George A. Pagett, an outstanding veterinarian and geneticist, suggested that breeders, as an urgent and priority task, set priorities in the fight against hereditary diseases. He meant that the higher…

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