No matter what goals you needDog, try to get as much information about her pedigree as possible to find out if she has a predilection for hereditary diseases.
Most often in Retriever Labrador Retina, there is progressive retinal atrophy and dysplasia of the hip and elbow joints.
Is a progressive degeneration of the retina, painless, but having tragic consequences, since it leads to complete blindness. The first sign of it is the deterioration of night vision.
Is a pathology, which in mild cases canLead to limp hindquarters, and in more severe causes severe pain and makes walking impossible. Dysplasia of the knee joint is arthrosis of the knee joint, which leads to lameness of the front paws.
What other diseases of Labradors are found more often than others?
There are several other diseases that dogs of this breed are inclined to. These are lymphosarcoma or lymphoma, angiosarcoma, epilepsy in a dog, cancer of mast cells, atopy.
Because most of these diseases areHereditary nature, the risk of their occurrence is reduced in those cases where only healthy individuals are used for reproduction, as is the case with good dog breeders. With uncontrolled reproduction, the risk of their occurrence is very great.
Each host should from time to time showHis dog oculist and take her to an X-ray examination, so that if one of these diseases is found, exclude her from participating in the reproduction process. In contrast to dogs of other breeds up to 6 months, the labrador retriever puppy should not move much.
Its bone system is formed only to 7-8Months, so physical activity is contraindicated. Let him rest as much as possible, but do not blow dust off him. He can play and communicate with his own kind, but only under the supervision of the host. Let his companions be better adult calm dogs, and not young and nimble.
In the main A labrador retriever is a fairly healthy breed of dogs and, with proper care and maintenance of the disease, will bypass it.