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Research of Cleft Palate Defects and DMVD Expected to Benefit Affected Breeds

| March 11, 2015 | 0 Comments
Research of Cleft Palate Defects and DMVD Expected to Benefit Affected Breeds

How much to do you know about cleft palate defects in retrievers? Find out how research is unveiling ways to reduce the chance of it in future generations.

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Water: The Essential Training Nutrient

| February 28, 2015 | 0 Comments
Water: The Essential Training Nutrient

Did you know it is also an essential nutrient for your dog?! Find out why by clicking here!

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Osteochondritis Dissecans In Retrievers

| December 6, 2014 | 0 Comments
Osteochondritis Dissecans In Retrievers

How much to you know about OCD in retrievers? Read all about what this means for your retriever if they are diagnosed.

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Stabilizing the Stabilizer

| November 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
Stabilizing the Stabilizer

Do you know why your dogs CCL function is so important? Find out why in this months health article!

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Breaking The Code Of Dog & Human Genetics

| October 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Breaking The Code Of Dog & Human Genetics

Check out this fascinating article and how to breed responsibly for the future!

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Golden Retriever Ichthyosis May Be Underdiagnosed Due to Seborrhea Similarity

| October 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
Golden Retriever Ichthyosis May Be Underdiagnosed Due to Seborrhea Similarity

Learn about the inherited congenital disorder Ichthyosis.Do you know about how golden retriever Ichthyosis is potentially underdiagnosed? Your retrievers scaling and dandruff may be something else entirely.

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Early Diagnosis of Masticatory Muscle Myositis Is Needed for Treatment Success

| August 13, 2014 | 0 Comments
Early Diagnosis of Masticatory Muscle Myositis Is Needed for Treatment Success

Did you know that MMM is an autoimmune disorder that affects jaw muscles?

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Why I’ve Had A Change Of Heart About Spaying And Neutering

| July 9, 2014 | 17 Comments
Why I’ve Had A Change Of Heart About Spaying And Neutering

Read this fascinating article by Dr. Karen Becker and her change of heart towards when to or whether to spay or neuter your dog.

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CCL Disorders and Elbow Dysplasia Are Common Problems in Sporting Dogs

| January 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
CCL Disorders and Elbow Dysplasia Are Common Problems in Sporting Dogs

CCL Disease and Elbow Dysplasia are two things that affect our retrievers. Learn more about them in this article from Purina.

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Eye Exams & Genetic Testing Help Breeders Reduce Blindness in Labrador Retrievers

| December 20, 2013 | 0 Comments
Eye Exams & Genetic Testing Help Breeders Reduce Blindness in Labrador Retrievers

Breeders who take advantage of genetic testing and annual eye examinations are helping to prevent eye diseases in Labrador Retrievers.

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Is Pet Insurance Right For You?

| December 12, 2013 | 2 Comments
Is Pet Insurance Right For You?

My Experience Pets of all shapes and sizes have surrounded my entire life and I must admit that I have never had insurance for any of them, until recently. My family and I have always paid out of pocket for our animals’ medical needs, even the emergencies. But this is not always the most effective […]

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The Role of Fat in Canine Nutrition

| November 22, 2013 | 0 Comments
The Role of Fat in Canine Nutrition

Did you know, unlike humans, your dog’s main energy source comes from fat, not carbohydrates, during rest and most types of exercise?

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Seasonal Affective Disorder

| October 3, 2013 | 0 Comments
Seasonal Affective Disorder

Does your dog suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder? Learn more about some simple solutions for S.A.D.

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Prickly Posterior?

| September 22, 2013 | 0 Comments
Prickly Posterior?

Got an itch that’s embarrassing to scratch? Dr. Zeus explores some options to seek relief.

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Anal Sacs – Excuse the Expression

| September 15, 2013 | 0 Comments
Anal Sacs – Excuse the Expression

What are anal sacs and how can they become impacted? Learn more about signs, symptoms and treatment for anal sac issues here.

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CCL Disorders and Elbow Dysplasia Are Common Problems in Sporting Dogs

| September 9, 2013 | 0 Comments
CCL Disorders and Elbow Dysplasia Are Common Problems in Sporting Dogs

Is your active dog at risk for cranial cruciate ligament disorders or elbow dysplasia?

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C.E.T. Dental Chews

| February 19, 2013 | 1 Comment
C.E.T. Dental Chews

C.E.T. Dental Chews help maintain excellent dental hygiene for your retriever. This review highlights the real life experience with these great chews!

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February Is National Pet Dental Health Month

| February 19, 2013 | 0 Comments
February Is National Pet Dental Health Month

February is National Pet Dental Health Month. Just like in humans, dental health is part of providing a great quality of life for our Retrievers. There are a number of ways to keep your retriever’s teeth healthy. Brushing is one great way to do it but it takes training for both the dog and the […]

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Testing For Health In Labrador Retrievers

| January 7, 2013 | 7 Comments
Testing For Health In Labrador Retrievers

Testing for health in the Labrador Retriever is mandatory for all breeders. Learn what you should know.

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Feeding Your Performance Retriever

| October 8, 2011 | 5 Comments
Feeding Your Performance Retriever

Great nutrition is the foundation of retriever performance.

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Labrador Life Line – An Introduction

| October 1, 2011 | 2 Comments
Labrador Life Line – An Introduction

Labrador Life Line is dedicated to Labrador welfare.

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Man’s Best Friend, Or Colonoscopy

| October 1, 2011 | 2 Comments
Man’s Best Friend, Or Colonoscopy

Our retrievers are at the leading edge of medical diagnosis.

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The Dew Claw Dilemma

| May 12, 2011 | 3 Comments

Removing dew claws is always a hot topic amongst breeders.

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Listen Up! Canine Ear Care

| April 1, 2011 | 1 Comment
Listen Up! Canine Ear Care

The ears have it! Guide to keeping your dog’s ears healthy and happy.

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Exercise Induced Collapse

| February 18, 2011 | 0 Comments
Exercise Induced Collapse

EIC identified in Labradors, Chessies, and Curly-Coats

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