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 less durable and very short-lived. It is better for the dog from childhood to reach up to the bowl placed on the stand (you can do it yourself, but, in principle, now such supports on brackets are sold in many “dog shops, and buying them is not a problem), which it is fixed on a tripod depending on the growth of the animal at the level of the elbows or slightly higher.Thanks to this, your pet will develop the correct posture.
Be sure to ask the breeders what feed the puppy is accustomed to at the time of sale. Weaning from the mother, the disappearance of brothers and sisters, an unfamiliar environment – all this creates serious stress Continue reading
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 mineralize the growing skeleton: 99% of the calcium contained in the body is in the bone tissue. In an adult dog, the process of intestinal absorption of calcium has a dual character: passive distribution and active transfer. If the amount consumed increases, active absorption decreases and the adult, even receiving calcium-rich feed, absorbs no more than 10% of the calcium received. On the contrary, passive distribution plays a more important role in a puppy: it is not capable, as an adult, of clearly adapting absorption to the amount consumed, and the minimum absorption is always at least 40-50%. If there is not enough calcium in the feed, its absorption can be 95% of the diet.
HORMONAL REGULATION OF PHOSPHORUS-CALCIUM METABOLISM Continue reading
Many beginners will not believe it, but there is no formula that you need to adhere to when choosing a Labrador puppy. Beginners must learn to accept the good along with the bad, to experience frustration and frustration. Whether the buyer is a beginner or an experienced person, he, choosing a puppy, usually gets a “pig in a poke.” A successful choice in this case is a consequence of top-notch fortune. And so it will be until all litters in the country are in all respects of the highest quality. However, since this is not possible, it remains to wish that people do not “snap, closing their eyes.”
And yet there are criteria that can guide you when choosing a puppy. First of all, it is –
WORKING QUALITY OF PARENTS Continue reading