When it comes to retrievers, like every other dog they have a life expectancy of up to 12/13 years. However, Chocolate labradors in specific have a shorter life span if 9-11 years. The life expectancy of any organism is dependent on many factors inclusive of the health, genetics and lifestyle.
The amount that you feed your Labrador puppy depends on how old he or she is. It also depends on what you will be putting on the plate. Your puppy's development is highly dependent on how well you feed.
If you're a pet owner, ticks are not a new concept for you. The little parasites will suck on your pet's blood and if you are not observant you may miss the signs entirely. It is not an uncommon occurrence for your dog to get ticks.
The first time I heard my puppy cough, it frightened me. I wasn't sure if the noise I had just heard was coming from my sweet 3-week old bundle of cuddles. But it was alarming and made me look for my vet's number immediately. It was the first time I had heard her cough, but it was unnerving for me.
You must know what to look out for to keep your dog healthy. Being observant can help you spot potentially problematic issues early on. Certain signs show that your dog may be experiencing respiratory distress. Like my Fifi, your dog may be drooling a little more than usual and this may be accompanied by choking.
Is your dog scratching his or her ears a little too much? It may not seem like much of an issue until the action begins to injure the dog.