While dysplasia is not as prevalent in Labrador Retrievers as the giant breeds, such as Newfoundlands and Irish Wolfhounds, for example… they are still a large breed that have the potential to develop this, at times, debilitating disease. Why do OFA’s? On one hand, there are certainly genetic factors when it comes to both hip […]
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We just wanted to pass this on from Jay, President of Flint River Ranch, about their new kibble shape! “Hello Flint River Ranch Family! I’ve been fielding questions about the new kibble shape on our Original, Senior Plus and Lamb and Millet formulas. We’ve tried in previous notices to inform everyone via emails and Internet […]
How often and necessary are teeth cleanings for your dog? Honestly, every dog is different! There are a few things you can do to help aid in keeping your dog’s mouth a more cleanly place and prevent oral diseases. The first rule of thumb is to not feed wet dog food… this can build up […]
I’ve had a lot of people ask me to write more about allergies in labs… so here it is! One should not have to EXPECT allergy issues with their lab, however, there are many triggers of these skin issues in the breed. The number one influence you can have control over is the dog’s nutrition. […]
There’s a lot of commotion and controversy over grains and carbohydrates in dog food… Are they good? Are they bad? What’s the best food for dogs? We wanted to pass on some very good information we received in an email today from Jay P. Margedant, President of Flint River Ranch, talking about this very topic: “ We hear […]
We have been SO fortunate to have never experienced cancer in our labs, firsthand. But I can’t tell you how many people come to us after losing their beloved lab to this horrible disease, or seeking advice after a diagnosis. It’s just as heartbreaking as it is when we see the people we love fighting […]
OK it sounds funny… but really! We’ve had people ask in the past about their labs eating their own poop in the yard. We recently saw quite the funny post from “It’s A Lab Thing” (http://www.itsalabthing.com/deer-labby-my-labrador-eats-poop) They very comically referred to these treats as “yard brownies” lol! Love that… OK, OK, all humor aside… This […]
Ok, ok, I know I’m stuck on nutrition right now… but how can I not be??? It’s so important! And sometimes your pets don’t make it easy on you! What do we do when our kids don’t want to eat their vegetables? Give them candy, instead??? No! Of course not! So why would […]
Raw Diet. Say these words and your vet will go BERSERK! But here are the FACTS… The main reason they freak out: The idiots who don’t have a clue how to feed raw, and the vets who have extracted splintered (cooked!) bones from a dog’s guts. Pet food is a modern phenomenon. Prior […]
Everyone always asks which kinds of dog treats we suggest. One thing I will tell you is that most store bought, commercial brand dog treats are nothing but Twinkies and junk food for your dog! They add a lot of extra salt and calories. I have to be honest, almost every dog I know that […]
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