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May 2013 Labrador Retriever Guide Newsletter: Health News, Savings and Outdoor Product Reviews
May 02, 2013
Welcome To The Labrador ReviewLots of exciting news to tell you about this month but first of all may we welcome all our new subscribers to our ever growing community.
Readers LabsWe have been blown away by all the great photos and stories that our readers have sent us about their Labradors. Nearly 100 readers have sent us photos of their dogs and we have loved receiving each and every one. And we would love to receive more.
If you haven't already please send us some photos of your Labs and a little bit of information about them. We know that visitors to the website enjoy looking at the photos as the pages receive thousands of hits every month.
Make your Lab an internet star. Share your Labrador pictures and stories for others to enjoy by
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New Products Feature: Outdoor Dog GearHere's the gear to take with you when out throwing a Frisbee with your dog or for those long outdoor walks:
Water Repellent Muttlucks - Keep your dog dry this spring and summer. This rain suit from Muttlucks is water repellent, and easily slips on your dog. It comes in several sizes and is perfect for rainy or wet days.
Shown: Muttlucks From Amazon
Dog Life Jacket - Don't leave your dog unprotected when swimming in the water or when traveling by boat. The Kurgo Surf n Turf dog life jacket includes a flotation liner and handles to make it easy to control.
Doggy Goggles - Yes, protective eyeware for your dog is just as important as outdoor eyeware for people. Dog sunglasses filter out UV rays and provide protection from dust and grass. Learn more.
Shown: Doggles from Amazon
Dog Collar Light and Reflective Safety Collar - Taking your dog out after dark? Let your dog light the way with the Pup-Light. 3 LED bulbs will light 200 feet in front of your dog. The light combined with a reflective collar provides an extra level of protection.
Shown: Pup Light 2 from Amazon
A Water Bottle Just for Dogs - It is important to keep a dog hydrated when outdoors. If you are like us and fumble with plastic water bottles or human bottles, then this bottle is for you. This water bottle from H204K9 is designed to make it easy for dogs to take a drink right from the specially designed cap.
New Feature: Exclusive Savings For Our Readers from Top Pet RetailersPetSmart
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New Feature: Reader Dog Health Questions and Suggestions from our VetEvery month we invite our readers to ask our Vet a dog health or behavior question. Ask your question here and we'll answer it for FREE. Plus you'll be helping other readers that read the question and answer.
We can't respond right away, so if you have an urgent question call your Vet or try this highly recommended online veterinary service that has Vets standing by 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Read these reader questions and Vet Responses
Reader Question: How do you know when it is safe to reunite your dogs after her first season?
Vet Response: Oftentimes a female dog’s first heat is erratic. They can even undergo what is called a split heat, developing signs of estrus (swollen vulva, etc.) but they do not ovulate and go out of heat. Read More.
Reader Question: Why does my Yellow Lab sometimes have slight bleeding on the top of her nose?
Vet Response: I can’t diagnose your dog without first performing a physical exam, but one condition that comes to mind is discoid lupus erythematosis (DLE). Read More
These questions and Veterinarian suggestions are from our sister site, the Dog Health Guide.
Ask your own dog health question here.
Springtime Pet Tips
The air is getting warmer, the sun is brighter and the lure of the outdoors is calling our pets. Here's our top tips for keeping your pet safe:
The procedure eliminates their urge to urinate on furniture and other objects, and keeps them from roaming in times of peak fertility.
2. Parasite Prevention: Spring means ticks in some part of the
country. When the weather warms, and the grass grows, it's time to prevent ticks, especially if your pet visits grassy areas.
3. Do not feed newborn wild animals: Contrary to popular belief, animals
will not abandon their babies when they smell a human scent. It is
perfectly natural for some animals such as rabbits to leave babies
alone for hours at a time. Do not feed these newborns, since if you
don't give them the right food, you could be creating more harm than
Lyme Disease is Growing Fast
Canine Lyme disease
is no longer just a threat to dogs in the Northeast or North-Central
U.S. (often called "endemic areas"). Lyme disease is growing fast --
infected dogs have been found in all 48 contiguous states.1 In many
states, infection is not likely, but dogs living or traveling in the
endemic areas and the growing expansion areas are at risk.
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