Pyometra in Labradors: 7 Essential Things To Know

Enlarged belly, vaginal discharge, excessive drinking, and frequent urination are common signs of pyometra in Labradors. The risk is the most for unspayed, older female dogs who have not given birth to puppies. The name pyometra was created by adding the medical terms “pyo” (pus) and “metra” (uterus …

Facts About Labrador Heat Cycle You Must Know

Do you own a female Labrador? Whether you plan to breed your Lab or not, you must understand how Labrador heat cycle works to avoid ending up with an unplanned litter of puppies or failed breeding attempts. What does the phrase ‘dog goes into heat’ mean? When a …

FAQs About Labrador Separation Anxiety

Labrador separation anxiety can turn into a serious behavioral issue if not dealt with properly. A popular pet breed, Labrador Retrievers are known for their friendly disposition and social interactions. This makes these dogs prone to separation anxiety. Failure to recognize and deal with this problem can lead …

FAQs About Seizures in Labradors

Neurological conditions may lead to seizures in Labradors. Your dog may experience muscle movement difficulties due to the temporary disturbance in the normal brain function. However, contrary to popular belief, a seizure is not a disease but a symptom of multiple misfiring of nerves in the brain. Epilepsy, …

Lyme Disease in Labradors: An Owner’s Guide

Lyme disease in Labradors is difficult to detect and can result in serious health problems. Apart from the United States, the disease is endemic in different parts of the world, including Australia, China, the United Kingdom, and other European countries. Deer ticks are responsible for causing Lyme disease …

Should You Have Your Labrador’s Dewclaws Removed?

Dewclaws are those little claws sticking out on the inner sides of your Labrador’s feet. They are practically like thumbs in dogs. Dogs often have them on the front feet. However, some also have them on their hind feet. Dewclaws are those “toes” that usually don’t reach the …

How Foxtail Can Kill Your Labrador

Did you know that foxtail can kill your Labrador? Foxtails are small and look seemingly harmless, but they can be a threat for any dog. These grasses with silky or bristly flowering spikes may stick in the throat of a pet obstructing the respiration and causing sudden distress. …

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