Category: Labrador Diseases & Conditions

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 …

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, …

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 …

Limber Tail in Labradors

Dogs speak with their tails, but sometimes, they can get injured too. For a playful and lively Lab, his tail is of paramount significance for displaying friendly disposition. However, disorders, such as limber tail in Labradors, are likely to dampen their bubbly expression and even cause pain. This …

What to Do If Your Labrador Has an Allergy

All dogs are vulnerable to allergies and your Labrador Retriever is no exception. Dogs and humans are allergic to mostly the same types of trigger, such as smoke, dust, molds, some odors, some fabrics, food, and other things. Your awareness about dog allergy triggers and symptoms are key …

How to Stop Snoring in Labradors

Have you heard your Labrador snore? It seems that snoring in Labradors is pretty common. We find everything our Labs do adorable – even the how they snore. To have a sight of a snoring Labradors can be quite a funny sight. However, it is not something that …

Anal Gland Problem in Labradors

Is your Labrador Retriever excessively licking his read end? He may be suffering from anal gland infections and trying to overcome swelling and inflammation of his anal sacs. Anal Gland problems in Labradors are not exactly rare. This health issue can cause infection, pain, and discomfort in your …

Hip Dysplasia in Labradors

Hip dysplasia in Labradors is a congenital disorder that may be due to hereditary or birth defect problems. Environmental factors also play a part. Labrador Retrievers as well as other large dog breeds are at a greater risk of developing this condition if their parents have musculoskeletal issues. …

Getting Rid of Fleas on Labradors

Getting rid of fleas is an important thing and every dog owner must know. Fleas are very common, and they are present almost everywhere you go. So, knowing how to get rid of fleas on dogs and prevent their return is an essential aspect of dog care. There …

Canine Distemper: What To Do If Your Labrador Catches Distemper?

Canine distemper is one of the most feared diseases in dogs because it has a very high mortality rate. An airborne disease, it is highly contagious in dogs. Like Canine Parvovirus, canine distemper has no direct cure and can be quite a challenge to treat. Canine distemper is also …

Canine Parvovirus: What To Do If Your Labrador Has Parvo

Canine parvovirus is a highly contagious and fatal disease often infecting young puppies. Parvo kills its host by attacking the cells in the body and causing severe dehydration. It also destroys the infected dog’s intestinal tract making absorption of nutrients a problem. Canine parvovirus also attacks the infected …

Pain Relievers for Dogs: Is Your Labrador in Pain?

Seeing your Labrador in pain can be heartbreaking. We do our best to keep them safe but things just happen and finding safe pain relievers for dogs is the best way you can help him. Lucky for us humans, we can choose among several over-the-counter medications that can …