Jackie my Labrador

Philippines
December 9, 2006 3:06am CST
Labradors are great dogs but has a tendency to eat too much where some breeds tend to be obese and sometimes suffer heart attacks. Given the lovable dogs space to move about, that problem is negated. A walk on the front street will make them healthy because of the excercise. Limit the amount of food you give them as they are generally big eaters, not knowing when to stop. Labradors are very children friendly. In fact it is now used in some children's hospitals as part of the childrens trauma theraphy specially for autistic chilren.
5 responses
• Australia
22 Jan 07
Thanks for this info that labrador are now used in children's hospital that is amazing! Honestly, I don't know about dogs and obviously on breeds. But I always hear labrador so at least I know when I saw your discussion labrador, at least I know that you were talking to your dog hehehe. YOu have a great dog!
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@karthiksm (142)
• India
15 Jan 07
Thanks for the information... Labs are very friendly dogs. And also heard that they suffer from bone disorders more commonly, that is due to obesity. Proper exercise should keep them healthy.
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• Philippines
21 Jan 07
Labradors are not just friendly, they seem to really understand those who take care of them. When I leave the house for a trip, Jackie seems to sense it and he moans and whimpers to show his concern or anticipated loneliness. Obesity is really the problem with Labs that doesn't get much exercise. They are ravenous eaters and if allowed to take more food than normal, they tend to get very sluggish and lazy. That is why I control my dog's food intake. Exercise is also very good for them as they love it too! Labs being playful sometimes get into trouble like getting caught up in-between brushes, fences etc. But overall, they are a fun friend to be with.
@rhinoboy (2129)
12 Dec 06
Labradors are a lovely breed, but they crave attention, so I can't have one as I would have to leavie it at home 2 days each week and it would destroy my house!
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• Philippines
12 Dec 06
Yes Rhino, I am almost guilty to the bone that I could not take care of Jackie recently as I got to work at night and am tired whenever I get back home. He is just so lovable and he really enjoys my company. Just too bad I am now really busy and could take him out for a walk more often. Labradors are big dogs, and black ones scares people on the streets. He, he,he.
@brendalee (6083)
• United States
9 Dec 06
I just wanted to tell you what a beautiful dog you have. I had one but he accidentally got out of the house and got hit and killed by a car.
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• Philippines
2 Feb 07
Just was not able to get back to this thread but your story about your Lab really made me sad for a minute there, as I remember my other dog who really lived with us till his dying days, where we saw tears coming from his eyes as he laid on his deathbed. His name was Marco, a Japanese Spitz breed that was really loved by my whole family. My children cried when he was buried at our backyard.
@sechsey (1836)
• Canada
16 Jan 07
he is so cute. I have one which is black too. very playful
• Philippines
2 Feb 07
What's your Labrador's name? Hope he is trained. Mine has a tendency to crave for too much food. It's their nature, so many older Labs get to be really fat and obese. Exercise is a must for this kinds of dogs.