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Labrador Retriever 2015 - Why do dogs vomit?

Why do dogs vomit?


Vomiting in dogs is a frequent digestive problem, usually caused by diseases that irritate the stomach or intestine. Although the presence of vomiting in dogs does not always mean a serious health problem, if repeated often be necessary to monitor the animal and go to the vet.Usually vomiting in dogs are a response to changes in diet, product or indigestion when any food dropped them wrong. Fortunately the stomachs of dogs can easily expel ingested food.When the field looks like vomit food you normally eat, mixed with water, mucus and sometimes slightly tinged with yellow, because the bile is almost always a minor indigestion. Vomiting in dogs can also be caused by ingestion ...
Labrador Retriever 2015 - 4 reasons why dogs pant

4 reasons why dogs pant


Dogs pant to cool down: open their mouth, stick out their tongues and inhale air at high speed. This complex mechanism helps to release excess heat from their bodies. However, excessive panting can also anticipate a dangerous heat stroke. But other times, the dog breathes an accelerated mode notifies you afraid, under stress, suffering from a disease or need to lose a few kilos urgently. This article gives four reasons why dogs pant and points how to recognize when rapid breathing hides a health problem.1. Dogs pant to cool downThe hot dogs can not break a sweat. The reason is that the dogs do not have sweat glands scattered throughout the skin, as if we humans. "The most ...
Labrador Retriever 2015 - How to care for a deaf dog?

How to care for a deaf dog?


The hearing and smell are the greatest assets of our dogs. How can we care for or communicate with one who can not hear? Contrary to what one might think, it is much simpler than it seems. Yes, you have to be patient and disposal.The first is to banish all possible myths that can rotate around these pets. A deaf dog does not have to be less lively and playful, or more aggressive and grumpy, you do not have this problem. It is true that they can be scarier because they lack this important sense that tells them what they have around them.And perhaps that's the first lesson we should keep in mind: try to approach him always ahead, so you can see us. Or at least putting your ...
Labrador Retriever 2015 - DOG ALLERGIES: 3 Crucial Ways To Keep Your Pet Protected

DOG ALLERGIES: 3 Crucial Ways To Keep Your Pet Protected


Life in the modern world has seen more food groups introduced into our diets more than any other period in time. No longer confined by geographical space or time, we can now eat foods our ancestors could only ever have imagined without travelling far nor spending too much money. With such benefits come a couple of drawbacks however and food allergies are just one of them. Unaccustomed to certain things or particular nutrients, the effect these things might have on our health can be mild to severe.What most people might be surprised to know however is that food allergies extend as much to animals and pets just as much as they do to us humans. When it comes to helping to keep ...
Labrador Retriever 2015 - Progressive Retinal Atrophy

Progressive Retinal Atrophy


This Progressive Retinal Atrophy is a genetic disease which causes our dogs vision to become poorer and poorer and can ultimately lead to blindness.The bad news is, this disease cannot be treated, several vitamin therapies have been suggested to cure this condition, but none produce significant results.Dog genetic diseases are diseases which your dog is bound to develop, accepting this fact and dealing with it is the best way to treat your dog, never let your dog know that you are sad, if you are happy, he or she will automatically be happy!...
Labrador Retriever 2015 - Canine Follicular Dysplasia

Canine Follicular Dysplasia


If your dog has been losing a lot of hair, then this genetic disease, Canine Follicular Dysplasia, might be the cause of it.Dogs affected by this disease have weak hair follicles as a result of which, the hair on these dogs coats tends to break easily.Treatment involves the administration of synthetic retinoid drugs, using a benzoyl peroxide based shampoo on your dog is also a good idea....
Labrador Retriever 2015 - Craniomandibular Osteopathy

Craniomandibular Osteopathy


This dog genetic disease, the Craniomandibular Osteopathy, is quite common and its symptoms are quite visible, hence it can be diagnosed early.This disease is characterized by the development of abnormally large bones in the cranial and mandibular regions of your dogs anatomy.This disease affects dogs that are typically between three to eight months of age. What is worse is that no treatment to alter this condition has been developed yet....
Labrador Retriever 2015 - Hip Dysplasia

Hip Dysplasia


Dog genetic diseases are a common cause of worry and hassle for a lot of dog owners. There are some diseases, which your dog is bound to develop because of his or her genes. This is similar to the genetic diseases and conditions which we humans also tend to develop as a result of our genetic code, no amount of preventive measures can stop your dog from developing a dog genetic disease.
The hip dysplasia is characterized by the abnormal formation of the ball and socket joint which is present at the hip. In its worst form, it can be so painful as to cause your dog ...
Labrador Retriever 2015 - Giardia

Giardia


Giardia occurs when the dog in concern eats the cyst form of the parasite causing the disease. This usually spreads from the feces of infected dogs. Diarrhea is the symptom of Giardia, it may be acute, chronic or intermittent. The feces too become abnormally pale and have a strange smell.Fenbendazole is an anti-parasitic drug which is used to treat this condition. Metronidazole is also used for the same purpose. Again proper hygiene and a clean environment can prevent your dog from contracting this dog feces disease....
Labrador Retriever 2015 - Hookworms, Roundworms and Whipworms

Hookworms, Roundworms and Whipworms


Hookworms, Roundworms and Whipworms are transmitted to dogs via infected feces. Hookworms are dangerous because they prey on the blood of your dog and can cause severe anemia. Your doggys gums become pale, he or she becomes weak and black stools are observed.Roundworms can adversely affect the digestive system and the lungs. The most common symptoms of a roundworm infection are diarrhea and vomiting. Whipworms, like Hookworms are blood suckers as well. They feed on the intestinal falls and cause severe anemia in your pet. Hemorrhage too occurs.All these worms can be treated with the help of certain medicines, like Milbemycin Oxime, Fenbendazole, Moxidectin, Ivermectin, Lufeneron ...
Labrador Retriever 2015 - Parvovirus

Parvovirus


If your dog has contracted this deadly dog feces disease, then there is probably no hope for him or her. Puppies are especially prone to it. Symptoms of this deadly disease include diarrhea, bloody feces and severe dehydration.The Parvovirus Treatment is accomplished by replenishing your dogs body with the fluids which he or she has lost, this is done thorough an intravenous drip. Corticosteroids are also given to combat secondary infections. But the good news is you can save your puppy a lot of suffering by vaccinating him or her with the CPV-2 vaccine which will protect it for life....
Labrador Retriever 2015 - Dog Diseases List from A to Z

Dog Diseases List from A to Z


No matter the dog breed, any dog can suffer from any of the below diseases.Dogs are just as susceptible to contracting health problems as humans are and there are a lot of common dog diseases out there which every dog-owner should know about, in order to help their beloved pets in their time of need. A little bit of research and resourcefulness can help your dog a lot and save you a lot of hassle and trouble as well. AAbnormal Development of the Elbow Abnormal Eyelid Abnormal Growths in the Lower Intestines of DogsAbnormal Heart Rhythm Abnormal Molar Development Abnormal Passage Between Artery and Vein Abnormal Passageway Between the Mouth and ...
Labrador Retriever 2015 - Labrador Dog Food to Stay Away From and Food You Should Feed Your Lab

Labrador Dog Food to Stay Away From and Food You Should Feed Your Lab


Now that you have brought home a cute Labrador puppy, it is very crucial that you take care of its food, and feed it properly, and at regular intervals to ensure a proper growth of the puppy. To choose the right Labrador dog food is not an easy task as nowadays you have plenty of varieties available of Labrador food in the market.Choose the Best Dog Food For Labrador RetrieversOne thing that you should always be aware of is the fact that all Labradors are mad about eating, and they are therefore, called greedy dogs. So, dont just keep feeding them in large quantities, in fact what you need is quality food for them so that they get all the nutrients required for their proper ...
Labrador Retriever 2015 - What You Need to Know about Buying Labrador Puppies

What You Need to Know about Buying Labrador Puppies


Buying Labrador puppies can be fun and exciting but do you know how to make sure your new pup is healthy? Buying puppies from a registered breeder rather than a pet store will generally deliver healthier dogs but even so, you should know how to make sure your dog is in tip-top shape.Labrador puppies should appear healthy. The eyes should be clear, shiny and there shouldn't be any discharge from the tear ducts. Examine the coat - it should be glossy and the skin shouldn't be too flaky or dry. What about the pup's behavior? The puppy should be alert and ready to play with you. It should never show signs of skittishness or depression.When you select your Labrador puppies, you ...
Labrador Retriever 2015 - What to Ask Labrador Breeders about the Health of Your Pet

What to Ask Labrador Breeders about the Health of Your Pet


When selecting puppies from Labrador breeders there are a several important questions you should ask about the current and future health status of your dog. While a puppy might look healthy on the outside, he or she may have inherited the potential for serious illness from his parents. So what should you ask your breeder?In particular, Labrador retrievers are susceptible to hip and elbow displaysia. Displaysias are potentially crippling disorders of the joints. It may be a good idea to try to find out from your Labrador breeders whether your dog may have inherited the potential to develop joint problems from his parents. Where possible good breeders should x-ray the hips ...
Labrador Retriever 2015 - Labrador Retriever Puppy Diet

Labrador Retriever Puppy Diet


Who does not wants to keep a pet, and if you have also kept a pet and especially a Labrador puppy, then it is a big responsibility on your shoulders now, of feeding it the right type of food, if you wish a good growth for your dog. People generally do not know much about a Labrador puppy diet and they feed their puppies with almost anything available in the market.Here is All About what to Feed a Lab PuppyAny Labrador dog has the capacity of eating badly and greedily, but this can harm your dog and it may face some serious Health hazards. First thing that you should take care of in a Labrador diet is, it should not eat in large quantities. Its diet should be a balanced one ...
Labrador Retriever 2015 - Adult labrador diet

Adult labrador diet


A Labrador dog diet depends on many thing and all the dog owners must know these considerations while choosing the right food for your Labrador. However there are plenty of food varieties for Labrador's that you can find in the market, but then also you must have the guidance about the right nutritional value required by your pet on a daily basis.Detail of Labrador Puppy DietA dog's diet should be rich in proteins. Any diet is that not protein rich is considered as waste by nutritionists, and it is a very essential nutrient for the breed. It is strongly advised that the proteins should cover almost a quarter of its diet. Food items like; milk, fish and meat are the best sources ...
Labrador Retriever 2015 - Labrador Weight

Labrador Weight


Just like it is essential for a human being to keep a check on his weight in order to know what diet is good for him/her, Labradors must be given a regular weight checkup as well. If you own a Labrador, taking care of it is your responsibility. The first thing that you must do is get a Labrador dog weight chart and look for the correct proportions of your dog. Also, weight your puppy properly. Make sure that he is standing right with all paws on the scale.Take Action For Lab's WeightIf your puppy is over weight, its time to act. You must refer a doctor so as to know what you can do so that your lab looses weight. Remember that obesity can cause health problems.Keep a check ...
Labrador Retriever 2015 - Labrador Retriever Size

Labrador Retriever Size


Labrador puppies are a familiar breed of dogs. They are not only known to be very cute in looks, but they have an amazingly friendly nature which makes it a perfect family dog. Its attractive look is credited to the body type of labs basically.Facts About The Body of a LabradorResults show that typical male labs have weight in between 29 kg to 41 kg (64 to 90 lb). This however is quite different in females. They have weight about 25 to 32 kg which is equivalent to 55 to 71 lb. This dog is relatively large as compared to most of the breeds.Height of labs is about 22-24 inches (56-61cm) if it's a male. In females, it could vary in between 21-23 inches (53-58cm).Normally, these ...
Labrador Retriever 2015 - Labrador Retriever Grooming

Labrador Retriever Grooming


The Labrador Retriever, also known as the Labrador or Lab, when full-grown reaches the shoulder height of 53-64 cm (21-25 in) and weighs 25-36 kg (55-80 lbs). It has a short, thick, dense, weather-resistant coat which can be black, yellow (varying from cream to gold or almost red) or chocolate brown. The Labrador retriever dogs are very attractive with warm brown or hazel eyes. They are unusually adaptable, obedient, and kind-hearted. They have a very keen sense of smell. Most Labrador Retrievers are athletic, especially puppies are quite active. The Labrador Retrievers are trained easily because of their quick learning abilities.New Born Puppy CareLabrador Retriever Puppies ...
Labrador Retriever 2015 - The average Labrador Puppy Litter

The average Labrador Puppy Litter


The average Labrador Puppy Litter is 6-8 pups with the average life span of 10-14 years. A full grown Male Labrador Weight can be in between from 27 Kg to 55 kg and Female Labrador 25 kg to 45 kg. Generally, the Labrador puppies start nibbling in three weeks, at that time soft-food should be given to them and at the fourth week of age, the pups should be fed hard food at least four times a day.The puppies need a balanced Diet which contains just the right amount of protein, fat, carbohydrate, thirteen different vitamins and twenty different minerals to ensure that they stay in peak condition. These nutrients must be present, not only in the correct amounts, but also in the ...
Labrador Retriever 2015 - Labrador Retriever Obesity Problem

Labrador Retriever Obesity Problem


ObesityLabrador retriever is known to be a very adorable, Playful, faithful and caring puppy. In fact, it is known to be a family dog. He showers his love to his owners which is why it is likely that he gets pampered a lot. One way of pampering is to feed the dog constantly and this is one of the major reasons of Labrador obesity. Also labs tend to gain weight very easily so even if you think you are not feeding him much; it might just be the opposite.Labrador Obesity and OverweightObesity is a healthy problem that is highly linked to orthopedic problems and diabetes. You can know that your lab is fat if he weights 15% more than normal. Normal Labrador weights around 60-70 ...
Labrador Retriever 2015 - Labrador Retriever Serious Diseases

Labrador Retriever Serious Diseases


Lab Serious DiseasesThere are many Labrador diseases which one must be familiar with if he or she has a Labrador. Even if you do not have it but are planning to buy it, then you should know what problems your puppy could face. So here are some of the most common Labrador health problems.Canine Hip DyspepsiaThis Labrador hip problem is hereditary. It generally happens in the male dogs. It is suggested that dogs with such a conditions should not be bred since its difficult to take care of them in this stage. If you see that your dog has trouble walking or you see some abnormality in the hip area, you must get X- Ray done so as to diagnose the problem. It generally happens to ...
Labrador Retriever 2015 - Labrador Retriever Common Diseases

Labrador Retriever Common Diseases


Lab Common DiseasesLabradors are friendly, fun loving and highly obedient dogs. It is said that if you want to have a family dog, this breed is one of the most preferred choices. However, like every animal, Labrador also have Health Issues. There are common Labrador diseases which you must know about if you are planning to have your own Labrador. Here is the list of Labrador illnessHip/Elbow DysplasiaThis is one of the most common problems noticed in labs. In these disorders, the joints' bones get developed abnormally which causes dysfunction. This situation is painful for puppies. In major cases, this could lead to arthritis and in treatment; lab may have to undergo surgery ...
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