Table of Contents
- 1 How long do dogs need to rest after being spayed?
- 2 Where did the Yellow Lab breed come from?
- 3 Can a male yellow lab have a female yellow lab?
- 4 Who is the most famous yellow lab in the UK?
- 5 Are there any health problems with a yellow lab?
- 6 When to spay or neuter a female Labrador Retriever?
- 7 How old should a 15 year old Labrador Retriever be?
- 8 How often does a female Labrador come into heat?
- 9 Can a spayed Labrador Retriever be an obese dog?
How long do dogs need to rest after being spayed?
After your dog or cat has had surgery (no matter how old or young they are) you MUST keep them restricted for fourteen days.
Where did the Yellow Lab breed come from?
Your yellow Lab’s ancestors were taken to Newfoundland in the 18th century by the amazingly tough people who traveled from England and settled there. These early dogs were hunting and fishing companions that split into two different breeds—the large Newfoundland dog, and the St. John’s dog, or ancestor of our Labs.
Can a male yellow lab have a female yellow lab?
Female yellow Labs might need spaying, or to be managed differently during their season. Male Labs can be neutered, but this procedure needs to be weighed up as there are some major downsides. You’ll find an article on the pros and cons of male and female puppies here on our sister site.
Who is the most famous yellow lab in the UK?
There is no shortage of yellow Lab heroes in literature and on the screen. No one could forget Marley in the film Marley and Me. And in the UK, possibly the most famous dog of all time is Endal, the highly decorated yellow Lab service dog who died in 2009.
Are there any health problems with a yellow lab?
Ear troubles: Thanks to those cute floppy ears, ear infections abound with yellow Labs. Joint issues: Despite being pretty strong dogs, yellow Labs are genetically predisposed to joint problems including hip dysplasia. Obesity: Because of their (excessively) healthy appetite, yellow Labs (and Labs generally) can become overweight.
When to spay or neuter a female Labrador Retriever?
Not only about if, but when it should be done. In the US, spaying is often performed at a very young age. Whereas in the UK, where neutering of dogs is not quite as widespread, female dogs are typically left unneutered until after their first season. There’s no question that there are both pros and cons to having your dog neutered.
How old should a 15 year old Labrador Retriever be?
A 15-year-old Labrador is a rare sight. But there are a few reports of Labs living to this age. By this point, a Labrador will likely be experiencing at least one significant medical condition. Much of their care will revolve around keeping their last days comfortable. You should carefully follow any instructions your vet gives you.
How often does a female Labrador come into heat?
Female Labradors sometimes have a reputation for being more stubborn than males, but there is no conclusive evidence for this. A mature female Labrador comes into heat twice a year – spaying will prevent this, but it has disadvantages as well. Is a female Labrador very different from a male Labrador?
Can a spayed Labrador Retriever be an obese dog?
Obesity is a widespread problem throughout the canine world. But the Labrador in particular is highly affected by this epidemic. This UK study found Labs to be the breed most likely to become obese. It also stated that spayed females and neutered males were about twice as likely to be obese as those who were intact.