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What To Do If Your Labrador Gets Injured
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What To Do If Your Labrador Gets Injured

One of the scariest aspects of Labrador health is when they seriously injure themselves. There are several simple ways your dogs might harm themselves, from getting hit by a car to tearing a ligament in their leg. While keeping your pet safe is always on the forefront of your mind when it comes to pet […]

Not the End of the World
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Labradors: Pimples! Ugh!

While your Labrador isn’t likely worried about looking ‘hot’ on a first date, as a Labrador owner, you should be aware that they suffer from an ailment that often gives humans fits – acne.  Yup, your favorite pup can get zits on their chin and lower jaw area.  Instead of being red and inflamed like […]

Oh my goodness...
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Perfect Pets and Sometimes Problems

Like every pet, Labradors are prone to specific health problems – most notably hip dysplasia. This disorder causes the hip joint to malform and can range from mild cases to very severe. The worst cases require treatment and often surgery. Many dogs from this breed also suffer from one or two eye disorders, and epilepsy can be a problem for many.

Real Buddy System!
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Labradors Like Springtime Exercise!

Finding time to go running out in the springtime air is great for anyone’s disposition, but it will do wonders for your Labrador Retriever. Being cooped up after drastically cold winter weather will sometimes drive any animal, or human for that matter, batty, and the exercise is great for both of you.

Labradors As Assistance Dogs
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Labradors As Assistance Dogs

Your Labrador was born to work, being a sporting breed that loves the water and loves to run. Given their unique coats that shed water and their tails that move a large amount of water, their swimming abilities have made them a favorite working hunting dog since the 19th century.

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.

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Who Are the Top Labrador Breeders in the USA?

Within the USA, there are a lot of breeders of Labradors, but when it comes to answering the question ‘who are the top Labrador breeders in the USA?’ there are differences of opinion. That’s to be expected, because a lot of people like the specific breeder that they have or they only use a breeder that’s near them. They might not realize that there is a better breeder, because that person is clear across the country from them. It’s difficult to travel that far for a puppy, and most people won’t do that. They’ll simply look for the best breeder near them, and that’s who they’ll purchase from. For example, Chambray Labradors claims to be the best breeder in Florida when it comes to champions. There is also a company called Premium Breeders that you can visit online so you can find the best breeders in your area.

chocolate labrador
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Guide to owning a Chocolate Labrador Retriever

The Labrador retriever is the most popular dog breed in many countries. They are, after all, typically friendly, well balanced, and athletic by nature. This makes them a great match for most families and owners. Still, owning a Labrador retriever requires some decision-making, effort, and maintenance on your part. Chocolate labs, the rarest of the […]

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.

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Diagnosing and Treating Ear Infections in Labradors

Ear infections are very common in large dogs, especially in Labradors due to the size and shapes of their ears. The lab’s long ears fold over to protect their ear canal causing a warm, moist climate, perfect for any organism to flourish in, and therefore, leading to infection. Because hearing is crucial for labs for survival and security it is important to be diligent when it comes to recognizing a potential ear infection.