Tag: "Labrador Health Issues"

The Importance of Elevated Feeders for Labrador Retrievers
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The Importance of Elevated Feeders for Labrador Retrievers

If you have never heard of elevated feeders or raised bowls for dogs, it is worth learning more about them and the benefits they can provide for Labrador Retrievers. Because most Labs are tall, they are forced to lean down quite a distance to reach their food or water if the bowl is on the […]

Healthy Labrador, Happy Labrador
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Healthy Labrador, Happy Labrador

Whether you have a new Labrador puppy or an older Labrador, Labrador health is a key element in their longevity and happiness in your home. Some elements of Labrador health involve basic pet maintenance like annual vaccinations, blood work and flea and tick protection. Other maintenance items related to Labrador health include grooming, regular nail […]

Skin Disorders in Labradors: Labrador Health
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Skin Disorders in Labradors: Labrador Health

Skin diseases and disorders in Labrador health are upsetting for both pet and human. They can be itchy, uncomfortable and even painful for your dog and can be unsightly and contagious to other pets or even people. Since Labradors are notorious for having somewhat sensitive skin, it is best to check your Labrador for the signs […]

ACL Issues in Labradors
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ACL Issues in Labradors

One of the most common maladies in Labrador health is a ruptured cruciate ligament (ACL). This occurs when the ligament is torn and the joint between becomes unstable. At this point, the femur and tibia can move back and forth across each other causing severe discomfort. The ACL is commonly torn when your Labrador twists […]

Labradors: Summer and Heartworms
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Labradors: Summer and Heartworms

The heat of summer can bring out the worst in a lot of things, especially within nature. Mosquitoes begin to swarm and their larvae lie waiting in pools of standing water. With your Labrador being outside, the chances of it contracting heartworms skyrocket in the summer months causing a huge risk in Labrador health. Heartworms are very […]

Jessie will be a Cone Head for the next 10 days to protect her from scratching her stitches
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Glad to be Home After Labrador Retriever TPLO Surgery

Jessie looks worn in this picture, 24 hours after TPLO surgery. Looking at her eyes, she may be a little shnockered from the drugs. She walked to the car, toe tapping, and slept most of the way home. I don’t like using cones for my Labrador Retrievers, but the Dr.’s wife made it pretty clear […]

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Jessie Doing Great After TPLO Surgery

The surgeon said that Jessie’s surgery was a success. We are picking her up this afternoon. We are getting ready for recovery mode! Please post comments with any tips you might have. Jessie is a 2 1/2 year old Yellow Labrador Retriever. She was never a crate trained puppy, and can be a handful, like […]

Jessie & Sam...The House Labradors
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Jessie Undergoes TPLO Surgery 1:30 CST Today

Follow Jessie’s progress on ClubLabrador.com Before I even had time to write the article about how Jessie tore her CCL, and how we picked the surgeon, or how scared we were when it happened, I could go on and on, the journey is starting. A quick recap…. The Players Jessie (female Labrador Retriever), is one […]

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 […]

Disabled Dog? Your Labrador is Still Trainable!
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Disabled Dog? Your Labrador is Still Trainable!

Across the world, there are more and more dogs. Statistically speaking, this means disabled dogs are on the rise and it is becoming more likely that you may end up with one of these lovable labs as your pet. Don’t worry, though! There are plenty of options for disabled Labrador training available to you. The […]