Friday, April 26, 2013

Labrador Retriever - Testing for Health

Dr Frances Smith, DVM, PhD provides us with information about Labrador Retrievers and their health. Dr Smith let you know if there are tests that you should be doing and goes through some diseases that your Labrador Retriever could be prone to.

Topics include:

Hip Dysplasia - "An inherited condition resulting from an improperly formed hip joint. Because the joint is loose, the dog's leg bone moves around too much, causing painful wear and tear." Hip Dysplasia in Dogs

Elbow Dysplasia - "A condition involving multiple developmental abnormalities of the elbow-joint in the dog, specifically the growth of cartilage or the structures surrounding it." Elbow Dysplasia in Dogs

Eye Diseases - "The Labrador Retriever is a breed of dog that is at risk for the development of a number of different hereditary eye diseases." PRA and the Labrador Retriever

Exercise-induced Collapse - "Dogs affected with EIC develop muscle weakness, incoordination and life-threatening collapse after just five to fifteen minutes of field exercise and cannot participate in many types of strenuous activities." Exercise Induced Collapse in Labrador Retrievers

Centronuclear Myopathy - "A disabling disease that affects Labradors from all over the world." Centronuclear Myopathy (or Canine Muscle Myopathy, CNM)


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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Pet First Aid: Are You Aware and Prepared?

Even the most vigilant pet owners happen upon the occasional accident and must be prepared to respond with proper care. By being prepared in advance of pet emergencies, we can do so much more to prevent a disastrous outcome.

The following infographic, coutesy of 1800PetMeds, focuses on raising awareness for pet first aid facts and offers helpful tips for pet owners in the event of a pet emergency.

You'll learn more about common call for pet first aid, poison/toxin ingestion, pet CPR, dangers on the road/household, assembling a complete first aid kit and more.

Take a moment to review this infographic and help raise awareness of Pet First Aid by sharing what you learn with fellow pet owners.

Pet First Aid Infographic
Courtesy of: 1800PetMeds.com


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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Breeder’s Choice Recalls Active Care Biscuits Healthy Dog Treats

Breeder’s Choice, a Central Garden & Pet company, has issued a voluntary recall for a single batch of Active Care Biscuits-Healthy Dog Treats due to mold.

Active Care Biscuits-Healthy Dog Treats

The Breeder’s Choice Recalled Product includes the following information:

Product Name: Active Care Biscuits-Healthy Dog Treats

Product Code/SKU/ Material #: BCP-080

UPC Code: 0130104895

Size: 24 oz

Best Before Code: 19-Dec-2013

Product and product lots that do not appear above have not been affected.

According to a release from the manufacturer, the mold seems to have occurred due to varying dryer temperature settings for drying biscuits. This exposed the recalled product to excess moisture and has since been remedied.

Pet owners who fed their pets the recalled biscuits should watch for symptoms that may develop. Common symptoms associated with mold exposure include gastrointestinal issues such as loose stool. At the time of this release, there have been no reports of human or pet illnesses associated with this recall.

For more information, call the Central Customer Care line at (866) 500-6286 or visit goactivedog.com.


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Anneli and Cece - Black Labrador Retrievers

Here is a very cool slow-motion video of 10 year old Anneli and 2 year old Cece.


"First weekend that really felt like spring, so we took the 10-year-old and the 2-year-old out for some fun (giving me a chance to mess around with the new camera)."

Watch as these two beautiful black Labrador Retrievers frolic in the snow and play fetch!

Video from: Neil (United Kingdom)

Labrador Retriever Gifts:

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Monday, April 15, 2013

PetHub.com’s Award-Winning Pet ID Tags Embedded with NFC Wireless Communication Technology

"Just in time for National Pet ID Week (April 14-20), new technology makes it possible for a lost pet to be reunited with their owner-- by simply tapping a cell phone to the pet’s ID tag.

PetHub.com’s Award-Winning Pet ID Tags

Near Field Communication (NFC) technology is now embedded into PetHub’s award-winning pet ID tags, which are already equipped with a unique QR code, web address and traditional toll-free phone number.

New NFC Dog & Cat Tags (21st Century Pet Tags)

The American Humane Association says that 1 out of 3 pets will be lost at some point during their lifetime and that only about 17 percent of lost dogs and two percent of lost cats will be returned to their original owners. You can imagine how much pet owners will love this new tech-enabled pet ID tag!"



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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Why Is Your Dog AWESOME Photo Contest

Sending in a photo of your dog from a chance to win a $250.00 Petco gift card or other great prizes from SiritClips.


It’s your turn to show how awesome your dog is in the Why Is Your Dog AWESOME Photo Contest. Send in a photo that proves your dog is a hero in your life by being loving, funny, mischievous, or just plain adorable.

The Grand Prize winner in the Why Is Your Dog AWESOME Photo Contest will receive a $250 PetCo Gift Card.

2nd Prize - $175 Petco Gift Card

3rd Prize - $50 Petco Gift Card

Five (5) 4th Prize Winners receive A Roku Streaming Video Player every week and all winners will receive a 1 year membership to SpiritClips from Hallmark.

The Why Is Your Dog AWESOME Photo Contest is open to legal U.S. residents 18 years & older and ends April 26, 2013 @ 11:59 pm (PDT).

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Tuesday, April 02, 2013

BARF World Dog Food Recall

BARF World announced a voluntary recall of three of its products due to possible contamination with Salmonella bacteria.

BARF World Dog Food Recall

"While none of our products made that day have been tested and found positive for salmonella, our duty to you, your pets, and the rest of your family is to make sure we make every effort to keep you safe.

As a precaution, BARF World will be voluntarily recalling the following three products with a white “Use By” date sticker of 07272013:

BARF LAMB PATTIES

BARF COMBO PATTIES

BARF COMBO PATTIES

For furhter information about this BARF World voluntary recall, check out their Frequently Asked Questions page. You can also get in contact with their Customer Service Manager, Christopher Hampson toll-free at
1-866-282-2273 Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 5:00 Pacific Standard Time or email your questions to ChrisHampson@barfworld.com.

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