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Best Ways to Control Dog Shedding

Best Ways to Control Dog Shedding

As a dog owner, you know how annoying it is when your pet sheds. Dog shedding can be all over your home and furniture, which makes cleaning up after them that much harder-hard. Dog shedding happens because of the constant growth of hair. There are many ways to control and reduce this problem in dogs and, in this blog post we will find the perfect technique for you!

Table of Contents

  1. Brushing Done Correctly
  2. Get Your Dog The Correct Nutrition
  3. Keep Fleas Away At All Costs
  4. Bathe Your Dog Regularly
  5. Exercise Your Dog Everyday
  6. De-shedding Tools For Heavy Shedders
  7. Remember Clean Water Is The Key!
  8. Conclusion

1. Brushing Done Correctly

Brushing is crucial to controlling your dog shedding. Brushing removes the dead hair from your dog’s coat, which will reduce shedding. The more often you brush your dog, the less they will shed. Dog brushing also helps to keep their skin healthy and free of any irritations that can cause them to scratch or chew at themselves!

Brush daily with a metal comb. Metal combs are best for removing old hairs because it has teeth close together so there is no space between them where new hair could slip through without being removed by the comb. This makes all the difference in controlling dog shedding! Another awesome tip is using an undercoat rake before or after bathing as well as during grooming sessions to remove loose fur and debris (dirt). This way you not only get rid of dog shedding, but you also help promote a shiny and healthy coat!

If dog shedding is still an issue, try changing up your brushing routine. Use a slicker brush or pin brush on the dog’s body to remove dead hair. Use it at least once per week for maximum results! If dog shedding is heavy throughout the year, try using a de-shedding tool once or twice per week. This will help remove dog shedding much faster and easier than brushing alone!

2. Get Your Dog The Correct Nutrition

Aside from dog shedding, nutrition is very important for your dog’s health. The food you give to your canine companion should be high-quality and healthy. Dog shedding can also happen if the nutritional needs of the animal are not being met; this includes their protein, vitamin or mineral levels!

If you have a large breed that sheds heavily, consider adding supplements to their diet such as omega fatty acids which help with dog shedding issues because it promotes shiny coats plus reduces inflammation in joints. Dry dog foods tend to work best so pick up some good quality dry kibble at the store today.

3. Keep Fleas Away At All Costs

One of the most common dogs shedding causes is because your pet has fleas. Fleas love to feed on dog shedding, so if you see them constantly itching or scratching themselves; they probably have an infestation. Not only do dog Flea treatments work well for controlling dog shedding issues but if they will also get rid of any parasites that might be causing other problems like worms and infections in their skin! If you cannot afford a dog Flea treatment then there are many natural ways to help reduce dog Flea symptoms without spending too much money. Try adding some garlic powder to your dog’s food every day (just make sure not to give them more than one teaspoon per day) as this helps kill off adult fleas by destroying their digestive systems. On top of dog shedding control, garlic also helps prevent heartworms!

4. Bathe Your Dog Regularly

Lastly, bathing your dog is very important for dog shedding problems because it cleans out all the dead hair and dirt in their coat; which prevents them from itching or biting at themselves when they are shedding heavily. If you don’t plan on taking your pet to a professional groomer then make sure that you use shampoos made specifically for dogs (and not people) as human shampoo can be too harsh on canine skin causing irritation plus leaving behind residue which will attract more dog shedding! Make sure to brush before bath time so there isn’t any loose fur stuck in the dog’s coat after getting wet with water. This will make dog Shedding much easier to remove when it dries because the hair won’t stick together in clumps!

5. Exercise Your Dog Everyday

Dogs who do not get enough exercise will suffer from dog shedding problems due to stress on the body. Exercise helps reduce dog shedding by allowing dog shedding to release any pent-up energy that might be causing dog flea problems. Also, exercise keeps your dog’s muscles toned and healthy which helps them stay in good condition! Try taking the dog on walks or runs every day for maximum results.

6. De-shedding Tools For Heavy Shedders

If dog shedding is still an issue, try changing up your brushing routine. Use a slicker brush or pin brush on the dog’s body to remove dead hair; use it at least once per week for maximum results! If dog shedding is heavy throughout the year, try using a de-shedding tool once or twice per week. This will help remove dog shedding much faster and easier than brushing alone! Other great de-shedding tools include dog hair vacuums and dog dematting tools. These can be found at dog groomers or local dog grooming supply shops.

7. Remember Clean Water Is The Key!

Lastly, dog shedding problems might be caused by your dog drinking dirty water. Make sure to provide them with clean water at all times so they are not constantly drinking from dirty puddles or ponds which could have dog fleas in them. Also if you feed primarily dry dog foods then consider adding some tap water to their food every other day or so because dog shedding benefits when they are kept hydrated.

8. Conclusion

It is essential to take care of your dogs shedding problems to keep them happy and healthy. Dog shedding can be a nuisance but dog flea treatments, dog De-shedding tools, and dog grooming will help you manage your pet’s shedding issues! Try using these tips today for maximum results! Remember to consult a vet if you have any other questions on this topic as dog shedding problems can be a sign of dog Flea infestations or other dog Health issues. Be sure to catch symptoms early to prevent any further issues!

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What You Need To Know About A Great Dane

What You Need To Know About A Great Dane

 

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Table of Contents

    1. History
    2. Diet
    3. Personality
    4. Interesting Facts about Great Danes

1: History

The Great Dane, often known as the “Apollo of Dogs,” is a massive dog breed. The Danes have a German identity. It is estimated that the breed has existed for about 400 years. Mastiff-like dogs were raised by German nobles to guard rural estates and hunt wild boars, and Great Danes are descended from them. In the 1800s, Great Danes that resembled those we know today were produced. The term “Great Dane” was prohibited in Germany in 1880, and the breed was renamed “Deutsche Dogge,” which means German mastiff; nevertheless, the breed is still known as Great Dane in English-speaking nations. These dogs are generally used as family pets, and despite their size, they have grown popular among city people who keep them as a threat to robberies.

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2: Diet

A high-protein, moderate-fat diet with between 350 and 450 calories per cup is the key to feeding your Great Dane. Your dog’s feeding amount will need to be adjusted based on his age and activity level, but the moderate calorie content guarantees that he won’t need to consume a huge amount of food to satisfy his calorie requirements. Bloating, a fatal illness in which the stomach fills with gas and twists on itself, causing your dog to go into shock, is more likely in big breeds.

Here are some things to look for in Great Dane meals in general:

  • As the first ingredient, use real meat, chicken, or fish.
  • Within the first three components, there are two animal proteins.
  • Contains a moderate amount of animal-based fats (like chicken fat).
  • Low levels of easily digested carbs, such as whole grains and vegetables.
  • Supplements are used to balance out natural supplies of essential nutrients.
  • There are no artificial ingredients.

If your Great Dane eats high-quality dog food, the quantity you should give him varies substantially according to his age and gender. Dietary suggestions for your specific dog should be sought from your veterinarian or a nutritionist.

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3: Personality

  • A well-bred Dane is one of the friendliest dog breed you’ll ever meet.
  • They’re calm, loving, and affectionate dogs who like playing and are at ease around kids.
  • They are easy to train since they have a strong desire to please.
  • The Great Dane desires to be with his family. They like meeting new people, even strangers, and children, and will gladly welcome guests unless they believe you need to be defended.
  • They can then become passionately protective.
  • Great Danes, as friendly as they are, require early socialization—exposure to a variety of people, views, noises, and interactions when they are young.
  • Socialization ensures that your Great Dane puppy develops into a well-balanced adult dog.
  • Regularly inviting visitors over, as well as taking your dog to crowded parks, dog-friendly businesses, and leisurely walks to meet neighbors, will help them improve their social skills.

4: Interesting Facts about Great Danes:

  • Great Danes are the world’s tallest dogs.
  • Despite their daunting stature, Danes are loving and sociable creatures. 
  • They require a lot of love and interaction with people and other animals, which makes them ideal family pets.
  • Because of their pleasant, kind, and tolerant personalities.
  • They grow faster than other dogs, Dane puppies weigh barely one or two pounds when they are born.
  • They may gain up to 100 pounds in only six months.
  • The dogs can mature and grow until they reach the age of two or three years.
  • The famous Scooby-doo cartoon was a Great Dane, this dog is also featured in other animated cartoons and comic books.
  • Famous Singer Lady gaga used Great Dane in her several music videos.
  • Even after all of these rare characteristics of a dog, it would be a little shocking to our readers to know that Great Dane has a shorter lifespan compared to other dog breeds as they only live for 6 to 8 years.

 

How To Take Care of Newborn Puppies?

How To Take Care of Newborn Puppies?

So, your favourite pup has just given birth to numerous new favourite little pups! What an exciting adventure to embark on. Puppies bring so much joy to our lives, but with that joy comes a whole host of new responsibilities that you may not be aware of. Taking care of newborn puppies is a huge up taking that needs to be taken seriously and delicately! Let’s talk about why.

Table of Contents

  1. Feeding
  2. How to keep newborn puppies warm
  3. How often do newborn puppies poop?
  4. Monitor the newborns’ weight
  5. Trim the newborns’ nails
  6. Don’t handle the newborns excessively
  7. Playtime
  8. Socialization With Humans
  9. Vaccinations
  10. When to Visit the Veterinarian
  11. When is the right time for a puppy to leave its mother?

1. Feeding

A newborn pup who has a mother with them will get their nutritional needs from the mother. This is not something you need to worry about unless you notice mama isn’t producing milk or your pups are not eating/latching. 

If there is no mother around, you will need to purchase a puppy milk replacer and feed it to the pups in a bottle similar to ones used for newborn humans. Do not feed newborn pups cow’s milk or any other human/animal drink as their digestive systems are not fully developed and are sensitive to such products.

2. How to keep newborn puppies warm

Newborn pups are often skinny and cold. It’s best to keep newborn pups in a sideways cardboard box that is lined with soft blankets they can curl up into to keep warm. Wrapping newborn puppies in small blankets or towels individually is also an option if you don’t have a whole litter to manage. 

If you live in a colder area, or it’s a colder season, consider turning on a space heater but be sure to position it on the other side of the room so as not to make the room too hot or endanger the pups!

3. How often do newborn puppies poop?

Most newborn puppies will poop after each meal, some will defecate prior to the meal so they don’t feel bloated or tense in their tummies. Keeping puppy pads around can help control where they poop and ensure they don’t roll in their own faeces by accident!

4. Monitor the newborns’ weight

Keeping track of newborn puppy weight is critical to ensuring the pups don’t have any health conditions occurring. Pending the breed of your pup, their starting weight should be between 2.5 oz and 2.5 lb and this should increase by 10-15% of birth weight each week during the first year of life.

5. Trim the newborns’ nails

When applicable, trim your newborn puppy’s nails to avoid accidental injuries such as clawing at other pups, scratching mama, scratching you, getting stuck on catchable fabrics, etc. 

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6. Don’t Handle the Newborns Excessively

Newborn pups are sensitive to touch as they are growing and learning about their environment. They also do not see for the first 4-6 weeks of life so they don’t always know you’re coming and this can be frightening.

7. Playtime

Newborn pups will play with each other and in their environment. They do not need excessive amounts of toys, especially in their newborn phase of life. Wait until their order to start incorporating puppy toys.

8. Socialization With Humans

Getting your newborn pups used to humans is important but should be done slowly. Allow human interaction in short increments daily and increase the allotted time each week. Start small, maybe 10 minutes/day, and build from there.

9.Vaccinations

Newborn pups need several vaccinations include distemper, hepatitis, leptospirosis, parvo, and parainfluenza. They should be vaccinated around 6 weeks old.

10.When to Visit the Veterinarian

Newborn pups should visit a veterinarian within their first week of being born to ensure they have no health issues right out of the gate. They should then receive monthly checkups to monitor development.

11. When is the right time for a puppy to leave its mother?

The minimum age for a puppy to leave its mother is 8 weeks, but it’s preferred to wait for 10-12.

 

The American Pit Bull Terrier

The American Pit Bull Terrier

The American Pit Bull Terrier is a dog that has been bred to be gentle around children. The dogs are originally from Britain where they were used as bait in the sport of bull-baiting and then used by farmers on farms for their strength and intelligence before finally moving into people’s homes, so families could have them as nanny dogs. They may come from rescue shelters or breeders; You might not know that Pit Bulls, with their tenacity and courage, make them a popular choice for competitions in weight pulling, agility training, and obedience. Of course, they’re also great at being friendly companions! 

The term “pit bull” doesn’t refer to a breed, but rather it is used as an adjective for several different types of purebreds including the American Pit Bull Terrier and Staffordshire Bull Terriers.

Table of Contents

  1. History
  2. Size
  3. Personality
  4. Health
  5. Feeding
  6. Children And Other Pets

 

1. History

Bull and Terrier breeds were created in early 19th century England for the sports of bull- and bear-baiting. When those sports became illegal, dog fighting sprung up as a replacement.  And this is when aggression was bred into the genetic line. Dogs with an unwillingness to bite humans needed handlers able to separate dogs without getting hurt themselves The breed soon developed a reputation as strong protective dogs but also known for being family-friendly.
The “Bull Dogs” accompanying immigrants to America had new jobs in the New World. Their duties varied from hunting and guarding, while also being a companion on the farm. Some of these Bulldogs were larger than their English ancestors as they continued with this mindset that bigger is better!

The American Pit Bull Terrier and the American Staffordshire Terrier are two different breeds of dogs, which share a common ancestor. The UKC named this breed in 1898, but it was renamed after later generations were bred for AKC conformation contests. Today these differences are much more subtle than they used to be.

2. Size

Males’ height ranges from 18 to 19 inches, while females’ height ranges from 17 to 18 inches. The weight fluctuates between 30 and 85 pounds.

3. Personality

You can call Pit bulls one of the most misunderstood dog breeds out there. They’re confident and keenly aware of their surroundings, but they have no idea that their size is something of a deterrent to being a lapdog. Confident and alert, pit bulls may warn you if someone unfamiliar makes an appearance- not because they want to protect themselves from strangers as guard dogs do, but because they love people so much!

It takes early socialization for American Pit Bull Terriers to grow up well-rounded. That’s because exposure too many different people and experiences when they are young helps them develop a personality that is tolerant of new things and provides an emotional support system.

4. Health

American Pit Bull Terriers are usually pretty healthy, but like any other breed, they’re prone to a few diseases. Not all American Pit Bulls will get any or even most of these problems – it’s important to know about them if you want this kind of dog!

  • Hip Dysplasia (HD)
  • Allergies
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Heart Disease

5. Feeding

It’s important for your pit bull to have a proper diet in order to stay healthy and happy. One of the keys ingredients in high-quality dry food, 1.5 – 2 cups per day split into two meals will keep them satisfied!

Feeding your dog at set times each day will help prevent obesity. You should be able to feel his ribs when you rub him and not necessarily see them, though sometimes they may still be hidden beneath a layer of muscle that is needed for the athletic activities he enjoys most.

 

6. Children And Other Pets

The American Pit Bull Terrier is an excellent choice for a family pet. They’re energetic, sturdy, and tolerant – making them perfect playmates! It’s important to note that no matter what the size, any dog or breed should not ever be left unsupervised with children. The best way to guarantee a happy, healthy dog is by teaching kids not to touch them. They should never approach an eating or sleeping pup and take away his food either!

Pit Bulls have a history of fighting and, because of this, it can be difficult to train them not to act aggressively. But if they are socialized early on in life and properly trained about their behaviour then aggression is less likely. Just for safety’s sake though you should always supervise your Pit Bull around other dogs.

 

Pit bulls are the most versatile and intelligent breed of dogs in existence. They’re always happy to see you, no matter what they were doing before. If a Pit Bull is not with their human companion then chances are that they will be around someone else playing or being silly! This makes them great companions for people who work long hours because these energetic creatures never tire out–they can keep going all day without getting bored even if it means chasing after your kids from room to room at home while also keeping an eye on older family members when others need help outside.

 

Top 10 ‘Low Maintenance’ Dog Breeds

Top 10 ‘Low Maintenance’ Dog Breeds

It is a blessing to have a dog at home because it brings happiness and liveliness to the family, and at the same time, if you have a breed that requires a lot of grooming, things will become very complicated. As no one wants to spend all of their free time every day grooming the dog‘s hair or brushing them around the house. Some breeds of dogs also have poor learning ability, which requires you to work hard to teach them skills and commands. This blog will tell you the exact definition of “Low maintenance” dogs and some of the easiest dog breeds that are most suitable for beginners and full-time job people. 

Table of Contents

      1. What does “Low Maintenance” in Dogs mean?
      2. Which of the Dog Breeds are of ‘Low Maintenance’?

1.What does “Low Maintenance” in Dogs mean?

Dog breeds that do not require the owner to put in too much effort in grooming, cleaning, and training belong to the easy-care group, but multiple parameters make the dog easy to maintain. Let’s take a look at a few important points that help in the “low maintainability factor”:

1. Low Shedding Dogs Low shedding dogs that shed the least hair will save their owners a lot of time. Dogs that fall off easily are also a relief for allergy sufferers. 

2. Easy trainability Well-trained dogs show less aggressive behaviour and perform well in the family. It is easier to establish a strong connection with them.

3. Fewer Exercise  Requirements For the elderly, best dog breeds that require the least exercise are suitable. These dogs are convenient to lie in the corner of the house. Great with Kids  The dog breeds that behave well with the children are very suitable for inexperienced owners and are an important factor of low maintenance. 

4. Can Be Left Alone Dogs who spend a long time alone are suitable for full-time employees. Also known as “Home Alone” dogs, they tend to enjoy their company. Some breeds in the dog world are called excellent apartment dogs because of their friendly nature, and they become good friends of people who raise dogs for the first time.

2. Which of the Dog Breeds are of ‘Low Maintenance’?

  • Beagles 
  • Pug
  • Chihuahua
  • Boxer
  • Labrador Retriever
  • Dachshund
  • GreyHound
  • Shih Tzu
  • Dalmatian
  • Russell Terrier

 

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Breed Guide: Cocker Spaniel

Breed Guide: Cocker Spaniel

Cocker Spaniels are two breeds of dogs, the American Cocker Spaniel and the English Cocker Spaniel, usually referred to as the Cocker Spaniel in their home country. In the early 1900s, there were also small hounds among cocker spaniels.

Key Facts 

Size: Medium

Exercise Requirements:   1 Hour

Coat Length: Medium

Lifespan: 10 – 12 Years

Table of Contents

    1. Personality and Training
    2. Training
    3. Exercise and Living Conditions
    4. Grooming

1. Personality and Training

 As any owner will tell you, each Cocker Spaniel has a unique personality and temperament, but most have some common characteristics. Generally, Cocker Spaniels are smart, cheerful, and outgoing, preferring to be around other creatures than left alone. These dogs are often seen wagging their tails enthusiastically, earning them a reputation as an overall happy breed that is easy to please. Cocker spaniels get along well with children and other pets, but they always form the closest relationship with the person who feeds them. 

2. Training

Cocker Spaniel training is easy, and once it is completed they are loyal to the fault. However, keep in mind that, unlike many other dogs, they do not respond well to hands that are too hard, so we recommend choosing a carrot instead of a cane whenever possible. Of course, you still need to prove to them your superiority as a leader, but loud noises and scare tactics are too effective for Cocker Spaniels and will quickly make them stressed and nervous.

3. Exercise and Living Conditions

Compared to most other medium-sized dog breeds, Cocker Spaniel does not require much exercise; in fact, most days per hour are more than enough. It is a good idea to take them for rigorous exercise every two weeks to maintain their physical health but nothing too exhausted.  Although one hour of exercise a day should be enough to keep your dog in shape, you should never stop your Cocker Spaniel from playing or if they want to play around you. Don’t worry about making them feel tired. When they are tired, they will let you know, and you will both feel better. If the right outlet is provided for their energy, these dogs will be very satisfied with the living space they need to use. They are by no means known for being picky eaters, nor are they more likely to meet specific nutritional needs than any other breed of dog. Generally speaking, if you feed and treat them well, these dogs will lead a rich and healthy life.

 

4. Grooming

Cocker Spaniels need to be groomed regularly. A good brush once a day is ideal, but we recommend no longer than two days unless you want their hair to fall all over the room. Comb them to keep the fur in good condition and remove any debris trapped in the fur (this happens often and surprisingly). You should trim your dog’s coat every 2-3 months and always take them to a bath to remove any loose hair. Bathing your cocker spaniel does not happen very often. Therefore, if you feel it is necessary to take a bath, please feel free to do it. Pay special attention to their ears, back, and abdomen when bathing.

 

Breed Guide : Boxer Dog Breed Information

Breed Guide : Boxer Dog Breed Information

Key Facts

Size: Large

Average height: 53-63 cm

Average weight: 25-27kg (Females) 30-32kg (Males)

Minimum exercise (per day): 2 Hours

Coat length: Short

Average lifespan: Over 10 years

Table of Contents

    1. Personality
    2. Training
    3. Exercise and Living Conditions
    4. Grooming

1. Personality

The boxer’s personality is called the hearing guard dog, which means he is alert and attentive. When they are not clowning for you, they are dignified and confident. For children, they are naughty and patient. Strangers are cautiously welcomed, but they respond politely to friendly people. They will only be aggressive in protecting their families and homes. Temperament is affected by many factors, including heredity, learning, and socialization.  Boxer puppies are curious and playful, willing to approach people, and held by them. Knowing their parents, siblings, or other blood relatives can help determine what the puppy will look like when it grows up, but this is not a guarantee. Like all dogs, boxers need early socialization. It can help your boxer puppy grow up and remain a social and friendly dog. Enrolling him at the puppy daycare center is a good starting point. Keeping a dog and taking a leisurely walk to meet neighbours will also improve their social skills.

2. Training

Given the personality characteristics of the breed, it is important that you know the dog you will be dealing with and start training your puppies at the right time. Ideally, boxer training will not start until the boxer puppies are three weeks old. As time goes by, he learns to follow simple commands, which will make the next exercise more effective, and the boxer owner should understand the various characteristics of this type of dog. This is the most important and requires great attention.

Boxers are known for their love and dedication to their owners and family. They are harmless in the family but skeptical of outsiders; smart and kind when playing, but brave and decisive when excited. The boxer’s wisdom and friendliness, humility, and cleanliness make him an ideal domestic dog and cheerful companion. 

However, you need to pay close attention to the stress triggers and immediately find the source of your dog’s uncomfortable behaviour so that your dog’s frustration will not become part of his personality.

3. Exercise and Living Conditions

Boxers are active and energetic dogs who like to play and participate in whatever happens. They stay in puppy attitude longer than most dogs, so your boxer rarely has a calm moment at home. Your boxer needs at least two hours of exercise per day.  This should be broken down into multiple walks, with many opportunities to explore and sniffing around. You should also provide your boxer with enough lead-free exercise time in a safe place so that he can run smoothly. Your boxer also needs regular short-term exercise. They also need a lot of playing time and free time in the garden to do what they want.

 

4. Grooming

Brushing the dog once a week to maintain them in a good condition. As with any dog, expect your boxer to shed throughout the year, especially in spring and fall. An ordinary hoover should be enough to keep on top of it. With too much skin around the face, boxers are at risk of suffering from so-called skin fold dermatitis. It is important to keep the skin folds clean and dry so that they are not infected.

5 Ways to Keep Your Labrador Happy and Healthy

5 Ways to Keep Your Labrador Happy and Healthy

Labs are known for being one of the most gentle, loving, and engaging breeds of pups. They are often easy to please, but there are several things that you can do to help keep your pup happy and healthy year-round!

Keeping your pup happy and healthy is about more than simply loving them. You have to give them constant exercise, feed them a healthy diet, keep them entertained with chew-resistant toys, socialize them, and play with them constantly. These rules apply to nearly any pup, but Labradors have this endless stream of energy flowing through them that needs to be tended to!

 

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So these are the Best 5 Ways to Keep Your Labrador Happy and Healthy

Table of Contents

  1. Give them regular exercise
  2. Feed your lab a healthy diet
  3. Purchase chew-resistant toys
  4. Socialize your lab
  5. Play with your lab constantly

1. Give them regular exercise

Labs have an extensive amount of energy; they tend to be rather hyperactive and need constant exercise. Pending your pup, you may have to take your dog out for walks up to 3x/day on top of providing them with plenty of self-entertainment. You can help your dog get their maximum amount of exercise in the following ways:

  • Take them for walks/jogs/runs
  • Let them run free in a park (if they’re trained!)
  • Play fetch with them
  • Purchase interactive toys for them for when you’re not around

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2. Feed your lab a healthy diet

Taking care of your pups inside is just as important (if not more important) as taking care of their outside. Take your pooch to your local vet to test them for any food sensitivities they may have to determine the best diet for them. 

Some pups require a gluten-free diet while others require a preservative-free diet. Some labs don’t have any sensitivities at all, which is great, but you should always check before purchasing food for your pup!

 

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3. Purchase chew-resistant toys

Larger dogs like labs tend to power through plush toys or even soft-rubber toys due to their large canines and powerful jaw strength. Don’t let your pups’ favourite toy be ruined in under 48 hours, purchase toys that are made to be chew-resistant. 

Chew-resistant toys are made of durable rubber or silicone that at most will see some puncture wounds and bite marks but won’t break down or be out of commission in a day!

 

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4. Socialize your lab

Labs are very social pups! They enjoy companionship and love to be around other dogs. Taking your lab to a local dog park will give them the opportunity to engage with other dogs and be themselves without any restrictions there would be in the home. Socializing your pup is great for their mental health and physical health as it will promote exercise and allow them the chance to make some new friends!

 

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5. Play with your lab constantly

Labs are loving, social, and expressive. They crave attention and affection in all forms. Playing with your pup all throughout the day will make them feel loved and cared for while helping them remain physically active and happy! You’ll have to play around with different toys and activities to determine what your lab enjoys the most, but you can’t go wrong with a gold old-fashioned game of tug of war or chasing them around the house for a few minutes! 

A happy and healthy dog means a happy and healthy owner as well so keeping your lab happy and healthy should be of the utmost importance. Make sure you are feeding your pooch a healthy diet free of any personal allergies/sensitivities, keeping them active, and allowing them time to socialize with other pups!

 

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