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…

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Labrador Heart
When the dogs "go to heaven, new stars light up there ..." I want to believe this after the pilot and poet Exupery, so that, looking into the bottomless night…

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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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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

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 their degeneration and ultimately death.
The first signs of the disease that appear in the animal are a violation of twilight (night) vision, the affected animal is poorly oriented in the dark. Further, daytime vision is gradually deteriorating. Owners also pay attention to the constantly dilated, poorly responsive to the pupils of their pet. The dog’s eyes in the dark, instead of the usual bright green, begin to “glow” yellow or even silver. In some dogs with progressive retinal degeneration, bilateral cataract begins to develop, the owners notice that the dog’s eyes become white-blue, cloudy (this is especially noticeable with dilated pupils). These signs, depending on the early or late form of the disease, most often begin to appear at the age of 1 to 5 years, but the disease can manifest itself at any age. Continue reading

Always in our memory

The first time I saw these dogs was in the movies. I really liked the hero’s yellow dog – strong, sociable, playful; I was terribly worried when the dog was shot in the middle of the picture … Once, while walking in the park, I met a woman with a dog that looked surprisingly like a dog from the movie. We talked, and I found out that these are Labradors, very pleasant and funny dogs, helpers, lifeguards. The woman talked a lot about her Chanel and Labradors, and when I let her pet her pet, I realized that I wanted such a dog, a dog with such soft hair, with such warm eyes, with such a wonderful character.
When the chocolate Labrador puppy appeared in our house, the impression was that he was always with us. Walking, feeding, playing was a completely natural activity, absolutely not burdening any of our family members. We did not know the gnawed furniture or shoes, the labrador ate all the food offered, and on the street passersby did not hide their admiration. Continue reading

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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…

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Calcium in puppy nutrition
A lot has been said and written about calcium supplements in puppy food. As in everything, both excess and deficiency are harmful here. Calcium is necessary for the puppy to…

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Sun Dog - Specialty Dog Therapists
Therapeutic dogs are a unique means of rehabilitation for children with developmental disabilities. The use of dog therapists - canis therapy - is aimed at solving the problems of integration…

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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…

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