Be the first to review this product Sort By :  Labrador Retrievers are generally healthy, but like all breeds, they're prone to certain health conditions. Not all Labs will get any or all of these diseases, but it's important to be aware of them if you're considering this breed.Hip Dysplasia: Hip dyplasia is a heritable condition in which the thighbone doesn't fit snugly into the hip joint. Some dogs show pain and lameness on one or both rear legs, but you may not notice any signs of discomfort in a dog with hip dysplasia. As the dog ages, arthritis can develop. X-ray screening for hip dysplasia is done by the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals or the University of Pennsylvania Hip Improvement Program. Dogs with hip dysplasia should not be bred. If you're buying a puppy, ask the breeder for proof that the parents have been tested for hip dysplasia and are free of problems.Elbow Dysplasia: This is a heritable condition common to large-breed dogs. It's thought to be caused by different growth rates of the three bones that make up the dog's elbow, causing joint laxity. This can lead to painful lameness. Your vet may recommend surgery to correct the problem or medication to control the pain.Osteochondrosis Dissecans (OCD): This orthopedic condition, caused by improper growth of cartilage in the joints, usually occurs in the elbows, but it has been seen in the shoulders as well. It causes a painful stiffening of the joint, to the point that the dog is unable to bend his elbow. It can be detected in dogs as early as four to nine months of age. Overfeeding of "growth formula" puppy foods or high-protein foods may contribute to its development.Cataracts: As in humans, canine cataracts are characterized by cloudy spots on the eye lens that can grow over time. They may develop at any age, and often don't impair vision, although some cases cause severe vision loss. Breeding dogs should be examined by a board-certified veterinary ophthamologist to be certified as free of hereditary eye disease before they're bred. Cataracts can usually be surgically removed with good results.Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA): PRA is a family of eye diseases that involves the gradual deterioration of the retina. Early in the disease, dogs become night-blind. As the disease progresses, they lose their daytime vision, as well. Many dogs adapt to limited or complete vision loss very well, as long as their surroundings remain the same.Epilepsy: Labs can suffer from epilepsy, which causes mild or severe seizures. Seizures may be exhibited by unusual behavior, such as running frantically as if being chased, staggering, or hiding. Seizures are frightening to watch, but the long-term prognosis for dogs with idiopathic epilepsy is generally very good. It's important to remember that seizures can be caused by many other things than idiopathic epilepsy, such as metabolic disorders, infectious diseases that affect the brain, tumors, exposure to poisons, severe head injuries, and more. Therefore, if your Lab has seizures, it's important to take him to the vet right away for a checkup.Tricuspid Valve Dysplasia (TVD): TVD is a congenital heart defect that has been increasing in prevalence in the Labrador breed. Puppies are born with TVD, which is a malformation of the tricuspid valve on the right side of the heart. It can be mild or severe; some dogs live with no symptoms, others die. TVD is detected by ultrasound. Research is ongoing to learn how widespread it is in the breed, as well as treatment.Myopathy: Myopathy affects the muscles and nervous system. The first signs are seen early, as young as six weeks and often by seven months of age. A puppy with myopathy is tired, stiff when he walks and trots. He may collapse after exercise. In time, the muscles atrophy and the dog can barely stand or walk. There is no treatment, but rest and keeping the dog warm seems to reduce symptoms. Dogs with myopathy should not be bred because it is considered a heritable disease.Gastric Dilataion-Volvulus: Commonly called bloat, this is a life-threatening condition that affects large, deep-chested dogs like Labs, especially if they're fed one large meal a day, eat rapidly, or drink large amounts of water or exercise vigorously after eating. Bloat occurs when the stomach is distended with gas or air and then twists. The dog is unable to belch or vomit to rid himself of the excess air in his stomach, and blood flow to the heart is impeded. Blood pressure drops and the dog goes into shock. Without immediate medical attention, the dog can die. Suspect bloat if your dog has a distended abdomen, is drooling excessively, and retching without throwing up. He also may be restless, depressed, lethargic, and weak with a rapid heart rate. If you notice these symptoms, get your dog to the vet as soon as possible.Acute Moist Dermatitis: Acute moist dermatitis is a skin condition in which the skin red and inflamed. It is caused by a bacterial infection. The more common name of this health concern is hot spots. Treatment includes clipping the hair, bathing in medicated shampoo, and antibiotics.Cold Tail: Cold tail is a benign, though painful condition common to Labs and other retrievers. Also caused limber tail, it caused the dog's tail to go limp. The dog may bite at the tail. It isn't cause for alarm, and usually goes away on its own in a few days. It is thought to be a problem with the muscles between the vertebrae in the tail.Ear Infections: The Lab's love of water, combined with his drop ear make him prone to ear infections. Weekly checking and cleaning if necessary helps prevent infection. If you're buying a puppy, find a good breeder who will show you health clearances for both your puppy's parents. Health clearances prove that a dog has been tested for and cleared of a particular condition. In Labs, you should expect to see health clearances from the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) for hip dysplasia (with a score of fair or better), elbow dysplasia, hypothyroidism, and von Willebrand's disease; from Auburn University for thrombopathia; and from the Canine Eye Registry Foundation (CERF) certifying that eyes are normal. You can confirm health clearances by checking the OFA web site (offa.org). Home Goods I like supporting small business, are you small business? Got this bed for my sister's Pitbull who tore up every bed she's had including the plastic tray in her crate. My sister put the Tuff bed in the dog's crate and she immediately attempted to destroy it but had no luck! I chose the orthopedic bed because her dog walks and sits funny...I think she was born with a knee or hip problem. The bed must be very comfortable for her because she will go sit in front of the crate wanting in which she never did before she got her Tuff bed. Thank you! Deal Labrador Easter Bunnies!! Fabric Cloud storage High quality, excellent bed! Please enter a valid zip code Vermont This product is not available in stores within miles of you. Labrador Mama Shirt / Dog Mom / Dog Mama / Labrador Dog Shirt / Labrador Retriever / Labrador Momma / Labrador mama shirt / Labrador Small (18"x24"x5") X Sign Out ORE International When I confronted her at checkout, she said five words that have haunted me since: “I buy wrinkle-free sheets.” Before she could change her mind, I said, “The inn where I stayed was called Cornucopia at Oldfield.” Shop By Product Back To determine the correct Cratewear size for your dog crate bed, all you need to do is simply measure the length of the crate from front to back and refer to our size guide.  It's that easy! Gravel As you would expect from a top-quality dog bed, the PetFusion comes with a removable cover that can be machine washed. The manufacturer also claims the cover is water resistant, which helps protect the mattress against accidents. Most importantly! Lots and lots of love and attention!!!!!!!! Breeder Programs & Services Dog Files Team very easy to clean Home + Garden Summer Not for young dogs type:bedding sets Leopard Lighting & Solar This bed doesn’t offer orthopedic support and this fact is reflected in its lower price when compared to others in this list. The bed is fantastic! It has completely kept is shape. The bed cover is sturdy and looks nice. My girl sure does love it! Jennifer Brinley Enchanted Forest Animal Blocks 24" Panel Statement of Compliance with AKC Policies Governing Approval of Dog Shows Review by Pat on 2/1/2014 cute Labrador Retriever King Duvet Please keep in mind that there are no standard dog kennel or cage sizes. Our bedding has been designed to accommodate the majority of crates. For the best fit: Scent Elimination We Accept Welcome To The World Puppy Packs Recipients In stock. Usually ships within 2 to 3 days. Storage by Room » Bath & Body Description: Designed by Jennifer Brinley for StudioE, this cotton print fabric features playful triangles in a striped design. Perfect for quilting, apparel and home decor accents. Colors include cream, pale pink, shades of purple and orange, red, burgundy and shades of ... black lab puppy.png fabric US $24.95 FUTURE STORE OPENINGS Here at Lords & Labradors we pride ourselves on having in depth knowledge of a wide range of dog breeds. We understand that each breed has their own traits and that owners of that breed are passionate about them. Each breed has differing requirements which is why we have taken time out to select suitable specialist products we know your breed will enjoy. Health and Wellness Hang with D-rings provided; do not hang with wire 2 Sizes KarolinaDesigns Yoga MatsNEW Tote Bags Weekender Tote Bags Carry-All Pouches iPhone Cases Galaxy Cases Mobile Device Chargers Girls Tapestries $10.00 Several types of foam are ideal for dog bed filling, including foam chips, pellets, sheets and memory foam. Chips and pellets are used in the same way as wood chips, but provide additional softness and support. They also allow the bed to shape to your dog's body each time he lays down. Foam sheets, either standard or memory foam, are more difficult to take in and out of a dog bed for cleaning and replacement, but offer excellent support. They are ideal for older dogs with arthritis or for dogs with injuries or recovering from surgery. Décor & Pillows duvet covers cotton Feeder Accessories Doberman that can eat anything It would take more than one try to stab through this material with a knife if you wanted to. It's a breeze to clean, just wipe it right off. 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