Canine Acne

Some of you may not be aware but dog breeds like labrador retriever puppies  and dogs can develop what is called canine acne. Canine acne usually breaks out on their chin, lips, and muzzle. It can also be associated with scabs and blackheads on their lips, chin and muzzle. While not usually harmful canine acne can become infected which like any other infection can lead to a whole host of other problems.

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Canine acne can sometimes be confused with or mistake for food allergies. Some people report having good results with switching to a grain free dog food for example.

A few people on the chat forums have remarked that they changed their labrador retrievers bowls from plastic to steel or ceramic. Their dogs were allergic to the plastic. If you search the net you will also find dog owners who’s dogs have had problems with plastic toys that contain a chemical called BPA. Try finding dog toys without this chemical. Many dog toy makers have made the move to omit this from their toys.

Like everything else when your dogs health is concerned I will give the same advice. Go to a Veterinarian to be sure of what is wrong with your dog and to make sure you have a proper diagnosis.

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Labrador Retriever Photos of the Week

The best part for me of the Labrador Retriever Chat Board are the dog photos and dog pictures that members share of their pets and labrador retrievers. Today I grabbed a few of the photos that were posted this week for the labrador retriever photos of the week post.

In the future I hope to post a weekly theme of photos or similar photos to share with the blog readers. If you get a chance stop by the chat forums and share your photos or read up on labrador retrievers.

Labrador Retriever Photos of the Week

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Labradors Retrievers Are Awesome

Check out this awesome compilation of video of labrador retrievers being just awesome. This dog video should bring a smile to your face if you are a fan of the labrador retriever dog. My lab used to drag the plastic swimming pool around the yard but not quite like that. Which part did you like the best? The lab in the rain barrel or with the three tennis balls in his mouth was mine.

 

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Labrador Retrievers For Dummies

Labrador Retrievers For Dummies

Labrador Retrievers For Dummies

You have a picture in your head. A picture of yourself with your practically perfect dog. You’ve always preferred big dogs, and your ideal dog is sturdy, strong, and energetic. At the same time, you envision a dog who is gentle and completely in tune to your needs, your whims, and your every move. That perfect dog is likely a Labrador Retriever. After all, the Labrador Retriever is the most popular dog in the United States, according to American Kennel Club registrations. Labs are beautiful, friendly, adaptable, easygoing, brave, loyal, dependable, and intelligent. What could be better?

Labrador Retrievers For Dummies is a useful guide to have if you’re thinking of getting a Lab or even if you already own one. Perhaps you’re just curious about this popular breed. This handy reference is for you if you want to

  • Find out if a Lab suits your lifestyle
  • Know what to look for in Lab pups
  • Determine if a breeder meets high standards
  • Understand health and nutrition needs
  • Handle emergencies with a cool head
  • Train your dog with the lure-and-reward technique
  • Show off your Lab in competitions

You can live a fulfilling life with your Lab by making sure she is socialized, healthy, and well trained. What better task for humans and dogs than to be great companions for each other? However, you may need some help in knowing how to get the most out of your relationship with your Lab. This friendly guide offers that help with the following topics and more:

  • Exercising your pup and older Lab
  • Choosing the right veterinarian
  • Exploring spaying/neutering
  • Keeping your Lab beautiful with good grooming
  • Helping your dog deal with divorce, a new baby, moving
  • Managing barking and whining
  • Housetraining your new puppy
  • Traveling to dog-friendly vacation destinations
  • Choosing a pet sitter or boarding kennel
  • Volunteering your lab as a therapy dog

Labrador Retrievers are big, energetic, and sometimes boisterous (especially as puppies), and they don’t take care of themselves. They need you. Don’t let them need you unless you’re ready to be needed.

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Dog Toys that Won’t Rip

Are you looking for good quality dog toys that won’t rip two minutes after  you get them? Well I am not going to guarantee 100% that your dog won’t tear one of these Tuffies but we have had the best luck in our house hold with them. They have lasted longer than any other stuffed dog toy that we have purchased over the years. That’s with two chocolate labs going at them.

They come in different animal types and have different names for you to remember them by. They float so you can use them in the water.  Each Tuffie toy is made with 4 layers. 2 layers are made of industrial grade luggage material, 1 layer of plastic coating, and the other layer is made of soft fleece on the outside. All of these layers are sewn together to make one super strong layer of material. Each toy is sewn together with 2 layers of cross stitching and then 2 layers of linear stitching. After the toy is sewn together an additional piece of black trim is added to cover the four rows of stitching. This extra piece of black trim is sewn with 3 linear stitches to give the product a total of 7 seams. These toys are machine washable (air dry) and float.

Tuffy Larry Lobster Sea Creature Dog Toy

Tuffy Larry Lobster Sea Creature Dog Toy

  • Vet recommended and approved
  • World’s Tuff”est soft toy”
  • For all sizes of dogs
  • Machine washable, air dry and they float

 

Tuffy Shack Shark Sea Creature Dog Toy

Tuffy Shack Shark Sea Creature Dog Toy

  • Vet recommended and approved
  • World’s Tuff”est soft toy”
  • For all sizes of dogs
  • Machine washable, air dry and they float

 

Tuffy Ultimates Ring Dog Toy, Red Paws

Tuffy Ultimates Ring Dog Toy, Red Paws

  • Vet recommended and approved
  • World’s Tuff”est soft toy”
  • For dogs over 20 pounds
  • Machine washable, air dry and they float

 

Tuffy LIL Oscar Sea Creature Dog Toy

Tuffy LIL Oscar Sea Creature Dog Toy

  • Vet recommended and approved
  • World’s Tuff”est soft toy”
  • For all sizes of dogs
  • Machine washable, air dry and they float

 

Tuffy Hadley Hammerhead Shark Sea Creatures Dog Toy

Tuffy Hadley Hammerhead Shark Sea Creatures Dog Toy

  • Colorful toy sure to keep your dog’s attention
  • Extreme durability from multiple layers of material
  • For dogs of all sizes
  • Machine washable, air dry, and it floats
  • Tuff Scale rating of 7
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Get Your Dog to Love the Tracking Collar

Partnered with a leash, dog collars are traditionally used to get your pets steady and within your sight whenever you take them for a walk. Over the years, technology advancements have paved the way for many collar types for different purposes. One of the widely used collars by owners who are in for an adventure with their pet dogs is the tracking collar.

Essentially, a dog tracking collar is comprised of a collar with an integrated transmitter that the dog wears, and a receiver carried by the handler or dog owner. Mostly used for training and hunting with dogs, this type of collar is often misconstrued as a terrifying device for man’s best friend.

For most who know, however, dog tracking collars are an effective way to get one of the world’s smartest animals to put his skills to good use. It is not meant to harm your pet; it is a way to get him to be disciplined, focused and well-behaved, and up for a task that demands his speed and agility.

As it is with any owner-pet relationship, the effects of the use of a tracking collar are highly dependent upon the handler. There are things you can do to ensure that your pet is not in any way frightened or terrified by the collar.

Ask yourself: “Is my dog ready for the day?” Before strapping the collar onto your pet’s his neck, determine his mood or behavior. Even dogs have bad days and you don’t want to be the selfish pet owner who doesn’t care about that. Rules imply that you can’t train your dog when he is not in a good mood. Get him to be playful so you won’t have problems getting him to wear the tracking collar.

Be sure that your device works perfectly fine. Inspect the tracking collar. If it seems to be not working in any way, get it fixed first before using it on your dog. You can’t risk putting your pet into a potentially disastrous situation just because the device isn’t functioning as it should. You should also get a reputable brand to ensure no glitches occur. When doing the hog hunt Down Under, you can use garmin tracking collars Australia handlers trust.

Thoughtless handling is a no-no. Your Pit Bull may look like the toughest animal on the planet, but inside he is a sensitive pet that needs to be assured he is going to be alright. Exude a relaxed and happy mood when strapping the collar onto his neck. Most owners who observe their dog’s anxiety talk him out of it.

Supervise at all times. Do not leave your dog unsupervised when wearing the tracking collar. Needless to say, you are responsible for keeping your pet animal safe in the hog hunting area.

Give your dog extra treats. Your dog will look forward to wearing that tracking collar when he is able to associate it with pleasant experiences. It will give him confidence about what he can do for you, and is just as glad to that he made you happy with a job well done.

With these small yet highly doable steps, you can be the responsible and sensitive dog handler when bringing your skillful pet to pig hunting. With a lot of patience and awareness about the right use of the device, you can enjoy a successful adventure without the worries.

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Labrador Retriever Blog Back Online

About a month ago we lost our entire database at the Labrador Retriever blog. It was heartbreaking that we lost several years of labrador retriever posts and articles and photos and videos. We are working hard to add new content so please stick with us while we put things back together again.

As you can see the editor in chief of the blog has been working non-stop to get everything back together again.

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Black Labrador Retriever and His Bucket

Meet the latest internet sensation, Charcoal. This black labrador retriever dog has become a viral hit after the following video of him playing with a bucket went online earlier this month. Charcoal’s owner has said that he has gone through over a hundred buckets and plays with his bucket for at least a few hours a day. The video of Charcoal has seen over a million hits since it was posted.

He sure looks like he is having fun!

Black Labrador Retriever and His Bucket

 

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Labrador Retriever Video Compilation

I was searching for a labrador retriever video to add to the blog when I came across this compilation video. It shows short clips of awesome labrador retriever action from puppies to senior labradors this video shows it all. Be prepared for lots of cuteness.

Labrador Retriever Video Compilation

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