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LABRADOR RETRIEVERS - THEIR HEALTH
About Spaying and Neutering
Millions of unwanted Labs are killed in animal shelters and pounds every year; not to mention countless others that are disposed of in other less than desirable ways. Get the facts about spaying and neutering your dog; from surgery and benfits to myths and facts.
Labrador Retriever Feeding Guide
There are are currently over a hundred dog foods in the U.S. market alone; deciding which one to choose can make any new dog owner's head spin. You want what's best for your pup but you don't want to brake your bank account while trying to give Fido to the best.
Do you leave your home and return only to find that your normally well behaved Lab has dug a hole straight through your couch or chewed the cushions off each of your new dining room chairs? If so, then welcome to the world of canine separation anxiety!
Canine Hip Dysplasia (CHD)
Become knowledgeable in how to lessen the chance for Canine Hip Dysplasia, how to know when your pup needs to be seen by a veterinarian, and what treatment options are available.
Labrador Retriever Osteochondritis Dessicans (OCD)
Osteochondritis dessicans (OCD) is a hereditary disease that occurs early in the development of most large and giant breed dogs. The condition is noted by cracks and flaps in the articular cartilage. Here we discuss the disease, statistics, causes, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of OCD.
Labrador Retriever Eye Discharge
Like their human owners, dogs and cats sometimes wake up with "sleepers" in their eyes -- a crusty discharge that results from the eye's natural self-cleaning efforts.
Poisonous Plants for Your Lab
One of the most common elements to brighten any home is the use of both indoor and outdoor plants. Unknown to most, some of the prettiest of plants can be the most poisonous and deadly to animals, including their family Labrador Retriever.
Toxic Foods for Your Lab
As Labrador Retriever owners, we want to share what we have with our beloved dogs, including our food. Unfortunately, not all dog owners are aware that some human foods are highly toxic, if not deadly to our Labs.
The Summer Heat and Labs
With the dog days of summer here it's important to help keep our Labs cool and protected. We have compiled a list of some things every Labrador Retriever owner needs to keep in mind and some helpful ideas to keep your dogs cool.
Fireworks and Labrador Retrievers
Independence Day and similar holidays are supposed to be a time for celebration, so why is your Lab not celebrating? Fireworks! Sure, they are pretty and give us a warm feeling of independence, but these big boomers are nothing to bark at!