Category: Safety, Emergencies and First Aid

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. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Heat Stroke in Labradors

The summer days are a torrid time for your pet. Heat strokes pose a serious threat to Labrador Retrievers and other working dogs that love to go outdoors. Though the risk is more for brachycephalic dog breeds, such as Pug, Boston Terrier, Boxer, and Bulldog, heat stroke in …

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 …

Safety Reminders When Taking Your Labrador Dog To The Beach!

In the summer heat, humans are not the only ones who want stay cool. Your Lab too needs a beach break. Here are some safety reminders when taking your Labrador dog to the beach.   Labrador Retrievers are water dogs. They owe their ancestry to the St. John’s …

Benadryl Dosage for Labradors

Does your Lab have an allergy? You may consider giving him Benadryl to contain formation of histamine in his body. But, are you aware of the right Benadryl dosage for Labradors? Also, do you know if it may cause side effects in your pet? Find out the right …

Be Ready For Emergencies: Essentials To Keep in Dog First Aid Kit

As responsible dog owners, your should be ready for emergency situations and must have a dog first aid kit. There may occur situations beyond your control requiring your Lab immediate medical treatment. A first aid kit for your pet comes handy in such exigencies and plays an important …

How To Keep Your Dogs Calm During Fireworks!

Dogs get stressed during the New Year and Fourth of July celebrations because of all the booms and bangs! As a concerned dog owner, you should know how to keep your Labrador calm during the fireworks! A dog’s hearing is extremely acute. Dogs hear things a lot louder than …