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We took Baby Girl in to meet the vet Saturday. Jack is fine, hard to believe he is going on seven years old. Everybiody at the vet's practice feel in lovew with Baby Girl.

Baby Girl is our latest addition to our pack. She is a gorgeous spayed black Lab.. The vet was all smiles until she looked into Baby Girl's eyes. They were dilated. Her smile disappeared and she called for special instruments. Baby Girl probably has Progressive Retinal Degeneration. She is going blind. We will monitor her closely and see how fast the disease is progressing. We are doing some research but there is nothing to cure it or even slow it down. Heath screenings of breeding quality labs is essential to limit diseases such as this.

Other than the genetic condition she is in fine health and spirit. She is a keeper. Red was a senior, Misty had Cushing's and other diseases, Jack has one eye. No reason Baby Girl should not be in our pack.

Even with health screenings genetic problems are possible. At least the screenings will help catch some of the diseases before they are psassed on.
 

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so glad that baby girl found you and wife. she knew she would be safe and loved by you both thats why she chose you.
 

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Hi Labdad,

Very sorry to hear the news about Baby Girl. It sounds like she is a lovely girl, and proud to be part of your pack, i'm sure she won't let her disability get her down.

It is very sad to hear of these diseases, and it just goes to show how very important health screenings are.


Maybe someone else on Labforums has a lab with Progressive Retinal Degeneration, and may be able to offer you some more advice.

I wish you, Jack & Baby Girl all the best, keep us posted on how she gets on.

Julie
 
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