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Labrador Retriever: Health

Labradors are generally hardy dogs, but some genetic diseases are more common in them. For example, hip dysplasia, progressive retinal atrophy, heart disease.

Hip dysplasia in Labradors is of varying severity: mild, moderate, and severe. Dogs with mild dysplasia usually show no signs of a problem throughout their lives.

The disease develops if there is a predisposition to dysplasia and if the conditions of detention prevent the correct development of the hip joints in puppies. Aggravating factors are, inter alia, an increased content of calcium or phosphorus, an excess of vitamins D, C, and B1. The surest way to diagnose is X-ray and subsequent consultation with a certified specialist.

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