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Labrador retriever health and nutrition information and tips

Keeping Your Labrador Retriever Healthy

It is easy to spoil your dog with lots of tasty treats on a daily basis. But what do you do when this sweet gesture begins to become a health issue? Many dog owners fall into this trap and think if they stop giving their dog treats the dog will have hurt feelings. The important topic to focus on is your dog’s health. Labrador Retrievers are loving, kind, sweet and an excellent companion and family pet. Keeping your Labrador Retriever healthy involves a variety of steps that will make your dog feel happy and healthy.

Common Health Issues in Labrador Retrievers

Labrador Retrievers have a good reputation due to their eagerness to please their owner and naturally sweet nature. This breed requires daily exercise to keep their body fit as well as their mind occupied. There are a variety of health issues that are known to affect Labrador Retrievers. While not every Lab will experience health issues, the following are ones that may arise during his or her lifetime.

  • Acute Moist Dermatitis – This skin condition is caused by bacterial infection. Symptoms include inflamed red skin that appears as blotches or spots located throughout the body. Veterinarians will usually prescribe antibiotics and special medicated shampoo to help cure the condition and relieve symptoms.

How to Care for Senior Labrador Retrievers

Your Labrador Retriever has been a part of your family for many years. He or she is now entering their senior years. Although your Lab may still be playful and active, there are specific needs that you will need to provide for him or her in order to make the senior years comfortable and happy. Learn more about caring for senior Labrador Retriever today and your dog will soon be a happy senior.

  • Veterinarian Check-Up – First you will want to schedule a check-up for your Lab at the veterinarian office. The vet will conduct a physical exam, run tests and provide insight into your Lab’s health. If there are any specific illnesses or ailments your veterinarian will provide details on how to cure or lessen symptoms regarding the health issue.
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