Last week a friend of mine told me that she was going to get a puppy! A brand, spanking new black lab. OMG, can you imagine the excitement of a new puppy? We had coffee and I proceeded to lend her my puppy kennel, an extra dog bowl and I gave her a fun leash holder. Who doesn’t love a new puppy? We have a lovely labradoodle named Lola that we love dearly. She is rambunctious and funny and a bit of a handful sometimes but we love her so.
Our first family dog was a gorgeous Yellow Labrador Retriever named Georgie. She was the love of my dog life and I miss her still. We lost her about 8 years ago and I think of her often. Her lovely picture still makes me smile whenever I see it. She was such a great dog. She was a lab, through and through. There was no denying it. She loved to eat and she loved to chew and she loved to swim. Boy did that dog love water. Fetching was a great pastime and she would do that for hours if we let her. As a puppy she was prone to eat baseboards and expensive shoes. I am so grateful that we did not have her then. We took her in after that first year. I’m not convinced my husband would have kept her if that chewing had happened in our home and not my in-laws .
As I reminisced with my friend about all the things that you have to watch out for with a lab, I was cautious to reminder her that this particular breed (along with Golden Retrievers) are very susceptible to hip dysplasia and joint problems. The hip dyspepsia can present when they are younger but you may have to deal with joint pain in later years. We were very fortunate that we did not have to deal with either. We managed to keep her trim and that also ensure that she did not have any excessive weight to pressure her joints. It is so important to keep our four-legged family members as healthy as ourselves.
For many of us, our dogs are our best friends. Playing catch in the park with us, going for walks that turn into runs. They usually come racing to the door to greet us when we get home, and gleefully jump up into the car to go for a ride with us – they’re an enthusiastic participant in everything we do! But, then one day, we begin to notice them moving a bit more slowly, hesitating when it comes time to jump up into the car, and maybe even limping a little when they walk. It’s heartbreaking. You know they’re in pain and you feel like there’s nothing you can do about it.
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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for Natural Stride for Dogs from Natural Solutions. All opinions (as always) are my own.#ad