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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Interesting about Labradors
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)…

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What do labradors eat?
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,…

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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

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 the disease). When the symptoms that accompany the poisoning occur, pet owners often begin to succumb to excessive emotionality and assume that their pets have been poisoned by either neighbors or ill-wishers. Although, most often, the cause of such sad incidents is negligence, carelessness of people, which results in the availability of substances that can lead to poisoning. Since the nature of the dog is a very curious creature, when examining the world around it, it can easily meet with poisonous substances, poisonous 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

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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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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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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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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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