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Eye problems affecting Labrador Retrievers

It is quite normal for a Labrador Retriever to experience eye problems. Here are some of the many eye problems that could affect your Labrador Retriever.

When you wake up, do you sometimes find something in your eyes, especially in the corners? You may find a crusty discharge called "sleepers". This discharge is a result of the eye's natural self-cleaning efforts. The presence of sleepers is natural to humans as well as to dogs. However, if the discharge is watery, discolored or bloody, then it's not normal and it could be a sign of eye disease.

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Bladder stones in Labrador Retrievers

Problems related to bladder are common in Labrador Retrievers as well as other breeds. Urinary tract stone disease happens when urinary stone, medically referred to as urolith, forms as microscopic crystals precipitate in the urinary system. This stone may vary in size and number as they form in your pet's urinary bladder.

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Are you ready to adopt a Labrador Retriever?

On one of your amazing adventures on the web, you happen to reach a site about Labrador Retriever. It contains information on how nice and gentle and intelligent these dogs are. And then you see a picture of a dog for adoption. You fell in love with this beautiful and pitiful Labrador Retriever and the next thing you know, you're hitting the 'adopt this dog' button.

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Poison in Labrador Retrievers

Being curious animals with hearty appetites, Labrador Retrievers usually chew on anything that catches their attention. They might get interested in eating insects or dead animals as well as plants in the garden. Unfortunately, there are some plants in which certain parts are poisonous. There are also plants in which all parts are poisonous. Maybe you are not aware that your favorite asparagus fern contains various poisons that cause vomiting, abdominal pain, cramps and even heart, respiratory and kidney problems.

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Artificial respiration and CPR can save your Labrador Retriever

You are comfortably sitting in your living room sofa watching your favorite show when all of a sudden, you remember your Labrador Retriever. You forgot to lock his crate after placing his food bowl. You go check him and unfortunately, he is not in his crate. After what seems to be eternity looking for him, you found him, lying unconsciously in the middle of the street. You do not know what exactly happened to him but you know you have to do something to save his life, but what are you going to do? He might need you to administer artificial respiration.
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Anal gland disease - Is it common among Labrador Retrievers?

Do you think it is normal for Labrador Retrievers and other dogs to lick their rear? Others believe that it is normal for dogs to lick their rear because they think it is a dog's way of cleaning their anal and its surrounding area. In case you do not know, a dog licking his rear may indicate anal gland disease.
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