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
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 space, I remember the good that “our little brothers” gave us.
Somewhere, behind the constellation of the Hounds of the Dogs, there is probably the constellation of Labradors … I think so when I remember the chocolate Mona, which appeared in our house ten years ago, with a small fluffy lump and cheerful eyes, a wide velvet forehead, with satin pillows on thick strong legs and a bare pink belly.
Then I did not know how much my life would change, as I did not expect that this chocolate Mona – Mellani would eventually become the Queen – the mother of a large family of Labradors in the nursery Ans Lumens, “The Existing Light” (translated from Latin in interpretation – Divine Being), which gave true friends and even Champions to many lovers and connoisseurs of these noble animals.
And when – years later – Mona will leave – she will light up with a small star in the very constellation of Labradors that is Continue reading
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
The dog lives with a person for so long that it has completely adapted to all his habits – good and bad. Labrador can be called an omnivorous animal and, in principle, it can eat everything that its owners eat, but is it good? If you want your Labrador to really shine with health – be prudent!
A Labrador needs regular and nutritious nutrition. The daily diet should include proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals and trace elements, and in the right ratio.
The dry food assortment is presented by the companies: PRO PLAN, ROYAL CANIN, HILL’S, ACANA.
We recommend using PRO PLAN (Nestle Purina PetCare) PRO PLAN Puppy Sensitive puppy food with Continue reading
Where did the name of the dog breed Labrador come from? Perhaps the geographical association with the Labrador Peninsula or with the name of the Portuguese and Spanish laborers (Lavrador) played a role. Perhaps there is a connection with the black stone labradorite or with the name of the Portuguese village of Castro Laboreiro, where the dogs guarding livestock bear a striking resemblance to labradors …
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Bjarni Herjolfssom and Leif Ericson in 986-1001 AD were the first Europeans to see and set foot on the Labrador and Newfoundland Peninsulas. And the first settlement was founded on Vinland (Labrador) in Continue reading