Give Your Lab the Best Possible Care—for Life! As a caring Labrador Retriever owner, you want the best for your dog. But you may not know all the special steps you need to take to raise a happy, healthy Lab. Your Lab's Life was written with one purpose in mind: to give you the most up-to-date information and guidance you need about the health, nutrition, training, and care of your dog. Reviewed by a nationally known veterinarian, this book shows you how to give your Lab the best life possible—whether you've just welcomed a new puppy into your family or adopted an older dog. Inside—what every Labrador Retriever owner wants to know: ·Is a Labrador Retriever the right dog for me? ·How much exercise does my Lab need? ·Can my Lab stay home all day without me? ·How do I choose the best food for all stages of my Lab's life? ·What's the best way to house-train my dog? ·What do I do with my Lab when I go on vacation? ·How do I teach my Lab not to jump up on people?
Table of Contents
Contents Acknowledgments Introduction 1. So, You Want a Lab 2. Welcome Home! 3. Food for Thought 4. Medical Care Every Lab Needs 5. Common Health Concerns 6. Basic Training for Labradors (By Liz Palika) 7. Grooming 8. Family Life 9. A Lifetime of Love and Good Health Appendix A: Resources Appendix B: Official Standard for the Labrador Retriever Index Meet Your Lab Care Experts
Virginia Parker Guidry
About Virginia Parker Guidry
Virginia Parker Guidry is a long-time animal enthusiast, writer, and editor. A former professional small-animal groomer and veterinary assistant, she is currently a contributing editor for Dog Fancy magazine. She writes for many pet-related publications, and lives in Southern California with her husband and son. Joanne Howl, D.V.M.,Your Pet's LifeTM series editor, is the president of the Maryland Veterinary Medical Association. She lives in West River, Maryland.
Give Your Lab the Best Possible Care—for Life!
Your Lab's Life by Virginia Parker Guidry; Joanne Howl, D.V.M., Series Editor