How to choose a Labrador puppy
If you opted for the Labrador Retriever, then you need to have at least some idea of ​​this breed. In the future, not to buy the dog that you are…

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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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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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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

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

Bites of ticks, wasps, horseflies, mosquitoes, snakes

After a walk in the forest, you noticed something similar to a papilloma or wart on the skin of a dog! This is a tick! How to remove a sucking tick?
The traditional advice is to drip vegetable oil onto the tick and wait until it comes out. However, this does not work.
By the way, it is advised to destroy the tick that has come out reliably – for example, burn it …
If you simply tear off the sucking tick, its jaws will remain in the skin. In this place there will be a small bump, then a small abscess that takes quite a long time – a month, sometimes more. This is not dangerous. Treat the bump with green stuff!
Try to grab the tick body with your fingers, as close as possible to the skin of the labrador and using an hourly hand with twisting movements, pull out the tick. At the time of pulling out you will hear a characteristic sound!
Unconventional advice – spray on a sucking tick with Front Line and the tick will die and fall off by itself within a Continue reading

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Raising a puppy.
Hundreds of books have been written about the education and training of dogs. But even after reading all of them, you will not be able to raise your dog correctly,…

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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…

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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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Labrador Retriever Content
Prepare in advance for your puppy a place where he will sleep. Place it away from batteries and drafts, not in the aisle, so that the baby feels calm. A…

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