Category: Labrador Nutrition

Lab puppies are precious
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Finding The Perfect Labrador Breeder

Dog breeders are easy to find, but qualified dog breeders are an altogether rare group indeed. Once you have decided that you want that perfect little Labrador puppy you’ll need to find a responsible and reputable breeder that raises and specializes in that breed of dog.

Are my labs healthy?
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How to Combat Obesity in Older Labradors

Labradors are often a popular choice among dog owners with an active lifestyle; this breed is known for demanding plenty of activity, so they are often found outside running, playing Frisbee, and even swimming with their owners. They are also known for their sometimes ravenous appetites, which can lead to weight problems, especially in the later years. Injury or other diseases can also contribute to obesity due to lack of physical activity. Just as people battling obesity are prone to heart and respiratory problems, obese dogs are also at risk, so it is very important to learn how to combat obesity in older Labradors.

Labradors can be very active dogs
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How To Groom A Labrador Retriever

Labradors may be the most popular large dog breeds. Easy to care for, friendly and intelligent, Labradors offer years of companionship to their owners. One thing sometimes holds people back from selecting a Labrador as a family pet: Grooming. Luckily, grooming a Labrador can be easy, if you just know how.

Labs are retrievers and love to play fetch
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What Labrador Retrievers Need

There is some debate about one of the most popular dog breeds, the Labrador Retriever needs in regard to achieving “proper” behavior. Even though the Labrador is general is a loving and easy going animal, they still need to learn what is appropriate behavior, and what is not.

What problems does the lab breed have to worry about?
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What problems does the lab breed have to worry about?

The Labrador is a very gentle, intelligent dog excelling in learning obedience skills. With proper training, Lab puppies can become exceptional guide dogs. With a fondness for children along with an ability to follow instruction, the Labrador Retriever can make a great family pet. In addition to considering the good qualities of the Labrador Retriever, it is important to understand the health issues, so choosing a breeder with a strong code of ethics is advisable.

Labs that will eat anything
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Labs that will eat anything

If you’re a dog owner, you’ve likely wondered if there’s anything they won’t eat. You might have even tested this theory once or twice, staring in amazement at the enormous quantities of week-old, straight from the refrigerator, leftovers your pooch is willing to ingest, still showing no signs of stopping. In fact, a study conducted in the UK showed that about half of the country’s dogs were at the time overweight. This has caused an increasing popularity of canine diet drugs as well as “fat clinics” for dogs.

What Should I Feed my Labrador Retreiver?
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What Should I Feed my Labrador Retreiver?

Because Labradors have a specific chemical makeup, what you feed your dog can increase the lifespan and the quality of life of your beloved pet. When choosing a food, the amount of protein, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals are very important. It is also a good idea to look for dog foods with salmon oil, flax oil and canola oil, all which are great sources of omega 3. These essential fats will optimize the nutritional value of any food, and contribute to healthy skin and a healthy coat. If you are feeding your lab a well balanced dog food, it should cover all their nutritional needs, and extra vitamins and supplements should only be needed in specific situations.

Labrador Pure Bred
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What is the difference between purchasing a Labrador from a respectable breeder, and rescuing a Labrador Retriever?

Labradors are wonderful dogs for just about anyone. They make excellent companions and family dogs. They aim to please and are highly intelligent. They are so smart that they need to be trained to complete tasks or tricks to fill their time so that they do not try to find other, more destructive ways, to fill their days. Many people debate over whether to get a Labrador from a respectable breeder to rescuing one of these gorgeous dogs from a rescue. There are solid arguments on both sides of this particular issue, though ultimately, you must weigh the facts and what is important to you and use that information to decide for yourself what is best for you and your family.

Yellow Labrador Retriever
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What characteristics were Labradors bred for?

Labradors were originally bred to be hunting dogs. They were trained to accompany hunters of all different types and retrieve game that they had shot. Currently, only some Labradors are used as hunting dogs. Many Labradors are enjoying their lives as family dogs and only hunt tennis balls during a game of fetch. Due to their good nature and intelligence, these dogs are incredibly versatile and make outstanding pets to anyone that can keep up with their constant energy.

Children safe with labradors
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Is it safe to have a Labrador around small children?

Many people have a moral and emotional struggle when they have a Labrador and find that they are expecting to have a baby. This moral and emotional struggle generally arises from wondering if it is safe to have a Labrador around small children. There are many different views on this topic, though it is important to consider the facts, your lifestyle, and the temperament of your Labrador before deciding whether or not your dog and child will be good playmates.