If the owner of the Labrador does not plan to receive offspring from his pets and does not want to burden himself with the worries associated with caring for the animal during estrus, pregnancy and childbirth, then it is better to sterilize the dog. The use of chemical contraceptives (contrasex) for a long period violates the hormonal status of the animal, which is subsequently fraught with the development of such pathologies as: ovarian cysts, glandular hyperplasia of the uterus, uterine tumors, as well as the occurrence of hydrometers or pyometers. These pathologies are treated only surgically. In addition, if an unsterilized animal was not pregnant during life, then in old age (6-8 years, depending on the type and breed of animal), the likelihood of developing pathologies associated with reproductive organs also increases. In addition, it is scientifically Continue reading
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 and social adaptation of children with disabilities. This direction has a rich history abroad, but in Russia it has appeared relatively recently and is actively developing. At our Center, the first dog therapist was trained in 2003.
Canis therapy in our country does not yet have an official status and legislatively established criteria for the selection, training and use of dog therapists, as well as the training of specialists in this field. In our work, we are guided by the Canis Therapist Code of Ethics.
We call canis therapy classes with specially trained dogs aimed at correcting, rehabilitating and socially Continue reading