Category: Health and Care

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 …

Diabetes Mellitus in Labradors: How To Safeguard Your Dog

The low insulin level in the blood is the primary cause of diabetes mellitus in Labradors. With the body unable to produce enough insulin, the amount of sugar in the blood rises. Middle-aged dogs are at most risk. If left untreated, the disease can cause liver problems, blindness, …

Ehrlichiosis in Labradors: Treatment and Prevention

The bacteria Ehrlichia is the primary cause of ehrlichiosis in Labradors. There are different species of Ehrlichia and three of them – the E. canis, the E. chaffeensis, and the E. ewingii – can affect your pet. Each of these species transmitted through ticks causes different types of …

Water Diabetes in Labradors: Things To Know About Diabetes Insipidus

What is water diabetes in Labradors? Diabetes insipidus or water diabetes in Labradors is a rare disorder that prevents the body from conserving fluids. The disease is also marked by excessive urination. It is different from diabetes mellitus or diabetes caused by excessive blood sugar. Water diabetes in …

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 …

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. …

Ice for Dogs: Is It Safe to Give Your Labrador Ice?

It is a sweltering hot day. You see your Labrador feeling uncomfortable, and you want to make him feel comfortable. You may be tempted to wonder about if ice for dogs a good idea? Dogs do not sweat, and this makes it harder for them to cool down. …

Turmeric for Dogs: Benefits of Turmeric for your Labrador

The use of turmeric for dogs is not unusual. Turmeric has many health benefits for your pet and it is a good idea to give your Labrador these natural herbs. Turmeric resembles the ginger, except it is orange. That is because turmeric and the ginger we commonly use …

Spaying Dogs: The Pros and Cons of Spaying Your Labrador

Spaying your Labrador has both benefits and drawbacks. Unless you want to breed your dog, spaying can be a great idea. Not only does this come with health benefits, but it is also a good way to control the pet population. However, it puts your dog at certain …

Yeast Infection in Dogs

Yeast Infection in dogs is not exactly rare. A dog may suffer from this skin condition any time of the year, but it is more common during summer. Believe it or not, a yeast infection is likely caused by an underactive immune system. Whether in dogs or humans, …

How to Induce Vomiting in Dogs

Labradors are notorious gobblers and given a chance, they would eat anything – even the ones that are harmful to them. Because of this, it is good to know how to induce vomiting in dogs. There are a lot of threats lurking in your home – medications, cleaning …

Loss of Pigmentation in Dog Nose: Is Your Labrador’s Nose Turning Pink?

Is your Labrador’s nose turning pink? In Labradors, the color of their fur often reflects the color of their nose. Black Labradors have black noses, and chocolate Labradors have liver (or brown) noses. On the other hand, yellow Labradors may be born with either a black or lighter colored …

Giving Your Labrador A Pill

Giving your Labrador a pill can be tricky. While Labs love food, giving them the pill can be a hard thing to do. Your Labrador will need to take medications once in a while. Liquid medicines are always easier to give but not all meds have liquid varieties, …

Toad Poisoning in Dogs: What to Do If A Toad Poisons your Labrador

Toad poisoning in dogs is more common than you think. Because Labradors are adventurous and love to spend more time outdoors, it is common for them to encounter one – or even catch a toad with their mouth. As natural predators, it is normal for your Labrador to …

Training Your Labrador Puppy To Pee Outside

Training your Labrador puppy to pee outside is the most important part of your housetraining task. Labrador puppies are very cute. However, these cute puppies can become nuisances unless your train them effectively. They should be trained to pee and poop and keep the house clean at the earliest. …

How Much Water Does A Labrador Need To Drink Each Day?

How much water does a Labrador need to drink each day? For owners serious enough to ensure good health of their pets inadequate water intake is a cause for concern. Water is key to your dog’s healthy skin, stronger immunity, and the ability to stay active. As owners, …