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Rescue Labradors and Emotional Issues
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Rescue Labradors and Emotional Issues

A Labrador rescue is a fantastic companion for an adopting family. They are loving, caring and faithful pets who will show their gratitude in a variety of endearing ways. Unfortunately, many of these Labradors come from abusive homes or traumatic situations and can show the signs of emotional distress. Some of these signs can be behavioral issues […]

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 […]

Tips for Calming Hyperactive Labradors
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Tips for Calming Hyperactive Labradors

Hyperactivity is a common complaint among young Labrador owners. Labradors are often accused of being hyperactive when they are truly just dogs that have high energy without enough outlets for it.  Hunting was the original function of Labrador Retrievers.  The average hunting Labrador would cover several miles in pursuit of game so a high energy […]

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 […]

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?

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.

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How Long Do Labrador Retrievers Live?

One of the most popular dog breeds in America, Canada and the UK is the Labrador Retriever. The Labrador makes a wonderful pet as the breed is generally considered friendly and well-balanced. With regular exercise, a healthy diet and lots of love…

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.