Archive for May, 2011

Picky or Not, Good Food Is Best
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Picky or Not, Good Food Is Best

A Labrador dog, like all breeds, eats dog food, and you want to be sure that you feed her the dog food that maximizes her optimum health. You may want to feed your puppy twice a day, once in the morning and again in the evening, but be sure not to overfeed! Labs are happy, fun-loving, energetic dogs with a high metabolism, and some dogs will eat even when they are not hungry. This can make your Labrador sick, so patiently watch how much she eats and consider her behavior to determine exactly how much to feed her

No Trauma, No Drama:  Spay or Neuter Your Labrador
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No Trauma, No Drama: Spay or Neuter Your Labrador

Spaying or neutering your Labrador puppy is a good idea, even though you may have come across or heard by word of mouth several myths associated with the act. It’s usually best for Labrador health to spay or neuter your dog when she is still a puppy, when she is more resilient and tend to […]

Clean Dishes, Healthy Labradors
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Clean Dishes, Healthy Labradors

Nobody wants to eat off of a dirty plate, and although dogs generally have a cultural reputation around the world for being “unclean,” that certainly is not true about Labradors! You want to pay attention and be considerate, think about your lab’s health, and use clean dog dishes when you serve your dog her daily entrée of dog food. Using unclean dog dishes for food and water is not only hard to look at, they can actually be dangerous for your pet.

Understanding Labrador Barking
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Understanding Labrador Barking

You have a new Labrador puppy and she is the sweetest, most loveable puppy you could ever wish to have, except for one thing: she barks almost constantly. What can you do about this behavior? Is there any method of training a dog not to bark?

Perfect Pet Personalities
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Perfect Pet Personalities

Bringing home a new puppy can be one of the most exciting things you can do. Labrador puppies are known for their affection, energy and devotion and have become the most popular canine breed in America. Cute to look at, Labs are fast learners; however, there are some things that you should be aware of before you make the decision to purchase a lab.

Labradors Have Allergies Too
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Labradors Have Allergies Too

You might be surprised to know that your Labrador can suffer from allergies just like humans. If you notice Scooter scratching or shedding in large clumps, you may want to consider what possible allergies your dog has. What is interesting about dog allergies is that they all create the same symptoms. This means determining what your dog is allergic to is a lot more difficult than figuring out what you are allergic to.

The Fun and Versatile Black Labrador Retriever
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The Fun and Versatile Black Labrador Retriever

While you are in the process of picking the perfect puppy for your home, you will be confronted with hundreds of breeds to choose from. More and more Americans are turning to the Labrador Retriever to complete their family. Labs are, in general, fun and affectionate dogs, making them ideal for families. Choosing what type of Labrador to purchase is the next step – and the Black Lab is one of the best of the breed.

Learning Labrador Traits
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Learning Labrador Traits

You’ve chosen what may be the most friendly of all dog breeds for a family pet – the Labrador. As puppies, these pooches couldn’t be cuter. They never seem to quite grow into their feet and are full of energy. Taking some time to train your pooch not only makes sense, it can help you keep the newest member of your family safe and healthy. As a new Lab owner, there are two critical personality traits you must be aware of during the time you are training your puppy