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I recently had the opportunity to test and review a canine nutritional supplement. John and Laurel Shull’s Liquid Dog Vitamin Formula is becoming increasingly known and respected in dog circles everywhere, and can now be found in an increasing number of commercial pet supply retail stores. After correspondence with the creator and formulator, John Shull, I decided to review the product and try it with my own dogs. This account details my experience with the product, as well as the information about the product that you can also find on their website, UltimateHealthForDogs.com.
The vitamin’s “secret ingredient” is an exotic fruit called Mangosteen. On their website, much information is provided about the nutritional value of the fruit and links to research that proves its effectiveness. I won’t spend a lot of time in this review detailing the nutritional aspects of the product, but plenty of good information and research is available on UltimateHealthForDogs.com.
I received a video from product creator John Shull during my trial and in it, he succinctly explained the nutritional information you can read on their website. Watch the video below:
I received the dog vitamins just two days after I was told that they would be shipped. I was definitely impressed by the short delivery time. The box was well-packed and the bottle was reinforced.
I received the 32oz product for testing. The bottle was larger than I had been expecting, which is always a pleasant surprise. The instructions were easy to follow and the bottle was well-made. The actual vitamin is a brown, chocolate-looking liquid with a thick but not unpleasant consistency. Since the cap was designed to be used as the measuring container, no other dishes or utensils are necessary.
In addition to the communication via email that I conducted with the owner of the company, I received a link to a personalized video about a week after I got the product which I embedded above. Overall, I was very impressed with the amount of communication I received from the company. Though I didn’t end up taking it, I was given the option to be called by a company representative around 2 weeks after I received the products to ask any questions I may have had.
Since my two dogs are both relatively young and are overall very healthy, I did not see specific recognizable results in the 2.5 weeks they received the product. However, the website specifically explains that observable results are usually visible after three weeks of using the product with your dog. Additionally, just because dogs are healthy and don’t have visible problems (like skin issues, fur deficiencies or problems, arthritis, etc.) that you can observe, the majority of a vitamin’s effects will always occur within the body. These results are obviously very hard to measure or observe, but they must always be taken into account. Vitamins are good for any dog at any point in their lifetime, regardless of whether they appear young and healthy on the outside. Considering the poor quality of most dog foods on the market which the majority of dogs consume, canine vitamins could considerably improve your dog’s future and present quality of life even if you don’t ever see recognizable improvement.
When I added the vitamin to my labradors’ food, they clearly enjoyed the taste. One of my dogs has the tendency to leave her food for up to several hours before eating it, but when I added the Liquid Dog Vitamin Formula to her food she consistently ate it all right away. Both dogs would lick the vitamin from my fingers and from their food bowls. Since the vitamin’s taste is obviously enjoyed by canines, it is much easier for dog owners to administer.
Overall, the opinion I have of this product and company are very high after having been given a chance to try out the vitamin. All my communications with company owner John Shull were courteous and prompt. The vitamin was well-received by my dogs and though I didn’t necessarily see results during the trial, I firmly believe in the importance of using vitamins with off-the-shelf dry dog food which rarely contains all the nutrients a dog needs to stay healthy through its puppy, intermediate, and senior years. This company, though small, acts with professionalism. Its product is well-researched and scholarly research and documentation is available on their website. With its unique main ingredient and a reliable company to back it up, any and every dog owner should give this product a try. Your labrador will thank you.
Do you love your lab? Show your dog friend that you care!
Play fetch with a tennis ball. You can often get them free from around tennis courts. Some labs won’t bring the ball back to you without being trained to do it.
Get your lab in the water. They may like boating, chasing fish, and swimming. Know your dog’s preferences about water before assuming they will like it or not. You can also get them a little backyard swimming pool or watering trough to dunk in during play.
Give your dog a chance to run. Most labs have bolts of energy so you might want a big chunk of land. Or, you can take them to an off-leash dog-park every couple of days. If there’s any water there, bring a towel.
Train your lab. This breed does very well with training. Enroll in a class together.
Consider agility training for you and your lab. While they may not be the fastest dogs, they usually do quite well. It will make them mentally alert, eager to please, and fun exercise.
Make sure to have a lot of time and attention for your lab, or else they’ll get bored and depressed!
You don’t need lots of expensive toys to keep a lab happy. A few tennis balls, some things to chew on (cow hooves are good), and quality time with you is what matters to them.
Have a fenced in yard so they don’t run away.
Never let your lab run free in a place where vehicles are around. That can be quite dangerous.
Labradors for sale are a dime a dozen. You can find them in pet stores, breeders, puppy mills and even the streets. The Labrador is the most popular among any breed of dog in the world. Everyone knows that Labradors make for the most intelligent, loyal and adorable companion. Which is why it is so popular.
Unfortunately this infamy is also the reason why there are so many abandoned Labradors, or puppy mills breeding Labradors incessantly for profit. Economics state that the higher the demand, the more the business potential. That is why Labradors are a favorite for puppy mills.
Labradors for sale can be found in pet shops. Unfortunately pet shops are the most common culprits backing these puppy mills. Dogs born out of puppy mills are not only poorly raised but also treated cruelly, as well as having health problems and genetic defects. Puppy mills do not have a standard for Labradors for sale. They continuously churn out these puppies without ever investing on the environment in which the puppies are raised.
Any good-sized pet store will have Labradors for sale. But be wary, mostly puppies these Labradors came from puppy mills. Puppy mills are commercial mass dog breeders; they might not be all that bad but only a handful of them really follow AKC standards so you will have to do your research.
A conscientious pet store owner or manager will always give you the name of the kennel they get their Labradors for sale from. You can go to the AKC and ask for information about these kennels. Unfortunately processing for this type of information will take about two weeks, so you will have to be patient and wait.
There are also breeders who offer Labradors for sale. They specialize only in breeding Labradors. Their goal is to produce the best Labrador puppy ever. If you buy from reputable and highly recommended breeders you will be assured that you get quality puppies. Puppies from such breeders never come cheap, but you are certain that the puppy you get is healthy and of good stock.
Not all breeders are good, so you also have to be careful. Amateur breeders will always offer their puppies at a cheaper price. A good sign that you are in the presence of a good breeder is her or his reluctance to immediately sell you a puppy. For breeders, their Labradors for sale are like their babies. They want to be assured that you will be able to provide a good home for their Labs.
With the finding Labradors for sale part done let us focus on you, the potential Labrador owner. It is important that you are aware of the difference of buying a puppy and an adult dog. Buying Labradors for sale while they are still puppies will draw them closer and more attached to you. Adult ones on the other hand will have to take a lot of getting used to you, and you to the dog.
An already adult Labrador is already properly trained, and that’s an advantage. Aside from these, you also have to know if you are prepared emotionally and mentally for the rigors of owning a dog.
People are becoming more curious about the best pet health insurance. This is more true for those who treat their pets as family. And as you go about pet ownership, you will realize how expensive it can be to have you furry companions go through a periodic medical check up to ensure that they are at the top of their health all the time.
Once you start searching for the insurance companies, you will notice that you have so many to choose from. But do not take anything just because it seems to offer the best plans. You must do further research to be sure that you are getting into the real deal. Think about your pets. What do you think will be best for them?
And do not forget the most important rule when you are on the process of finding the right policy for your pet, ask questions. The process is similar to the steps you take when you avail insurance policies for yourself. You must choose the one that will be all worth it in the end. You must feel secure that your policy will take care of you if anything happens all of a sudden like an accident or certain illnesses.
Your role in determining what insurance will work best for your pets is to ask the right questions. If you have no idea on how to go about it, you can start with these selections.
1. Can I avail the service of my chosen vet? Different companies will have different answers to this one depending on their rules and the policy that you will be getting. It is important to know at first hand that when an accident happen, you can bring your pet to the nearest vet and not worry about if they are affiliated with the insurance company or not. But if it is okay with you that the company has a list of service providers, then you must get a copy of that list. This way, you will know where to run once an unexpected incident happen to you pet.
2. Do I need to get a comprehensive plan or a discount insurance plan? This will very much depend on your budget. The comprehensive insurance plan works more like the health insurance of humans. Whereas a discount plan will require you to pay annual fees and you will only avail of discount services with regards to pets and other related examinations.
3. Is there any exclusion to the plan? The answer to this will depend on the insurance company. But the most common exclusions include pre-existing health conditions as well as hereditary defects of your pets. So you have to tell them the exact situation of your furry friend. This way, they will be able to present to you what they deem will suit your pet the best way possible.
4. Are there any deductibles that I have to pay? This will depend on the plan that you will be getting. The deductible is the first payment that you have to give before you can utilize the policy. The smaller this is, the higher your premium will be. But this must be decided according to what you can afford. So look at your budget closely and allocate for such fund wisely.
By asking around the right questions, in time, you will be able to find the best pet health insurance that will perfectly fit on your pet’s needs and on your budget.
There are many things people do not understand about training their puppy. When you train your puppy to be an obedient dog, it gives you control and they always seem to be a much happier pup. Things you may need to know on training a Labrador puppy as simple and can be fun. Puppies are not born to know right from wrong and when they do something that is fun to them (like digging in the garbage) they do not understand nor do they know that this is wrong, unless they are taught that. Many people make the mistake of thinking that a puppy can not be trained, and instead they wait until it is a bit older. While this sounds like it could be true, in actuality, it makes it harder to train your Labrador. Don’t wait to train your Labrador, find out how to train a Labrador puppy now.
From the first day they are born they are constantly being taught how to feed, play, and defend themselves. Their mother is their first teacher and also their canine siblings. Then they go on to be with a family and the owner becomes their next leader at that point. Things you need to know on training a labrador puppy are, one that you need to be consistent with your lessons and different commands. The more you willing to work with your puppy the more obedience you will see. You may want to watch your puppy closely to see when he or she is getting into mischief. By doing this you are taking control over the situation immediately and you are correcting their behavior.
Another thing you may need to know on training a Labrador puppy is to reward their good behavior. When you reward them when do something that they have been taught you are letting them know that they are doing something good and this behavior will indeed be repeated. My suggestion is to always have a treat handy. See. Our commands to a puppy make no sense at all. They learn them by our hand movements and signals and even the tone of voice we use.
There are many tips out there that will defiantly help you when training a labrador puppytraining a Labrador puppy it’s just a matter of you taking the time to read and work with your pup. Labs are highly intelligent dogs and like to be kept active and played with. You can have a very good, well-behaved canine if you train them while they are just a small puppy. This time in their life is the best time to train them. Once they are a little older, it can get a little difficult to break those habits they have picked up on.
There are many flea products on the market today that make a lot of claims which can be confusing to the consumer trying to select a flea control product. But before applying any flea insecticide, it is important to consider the complete scope of the flea problem. The most important principle in a total flea control program is that the pet’s environment (indoors and outdoors) as well as the pet and all other pets (dogs, cats, and ferrets) should be treat simultaneously.
Before using any insecticides, the environment must be thoroughly cleaned to remove as many of the adult fleas, eggs, larvae, and pupae as possible. Vacuuming with a beater-bar brush is extremely effective in removing adult fleas and other immature forms. Vacuuming raises the carpet fibers which makes the immature forms of fleas accessible to insecticides, in addition to aerating and drying out the carpet. Even if the vacuum fails to remove the cocoon because of its sticky nature, it will stimulate pre-emerged adults to emerge from the pupae, allowing them to be sucked up by the vacuum or exposing them to the insecticides. Be sure to thoroughly vacuum the “source points” where the pet spends most of it’s time. If that is a chair or bed, be sure to vacuum and treat under the furniture, because the eggs and larvae will actually fall off and the larvae will crawl under the furniture away from the light. Be sure to dispose of the vacuum bag immediately. Don’t use a flea collar in the vacuum bag because it is not approved for use in such a manner and may pose a threat to your health. You may also want to steam clean your carpet at this time which will further help in the mechanical removal of fleas. Be sure your pet’s bedding and blankets or rugs routinely occupied by your pet are washed in hot water. This is something that should be repeated on a weekly basis.
Outdoor cleanup will involve mowing and raking the yard thoroughly, including removal of any organic debris from flower beds and under bushes. This will also increase the exposure of the fleas to the insecticides. Be sure to clean any areas where your pet spends time, such as the garage, basement, pet carrier, and automobile. Non-carpeted floors should be mopped because fleas may develop in cracks and crevices.
The next step in flea control is the application of insec¬ticides to all pets and the indoor and outdoor environment simultaneously. All pets, such as dogs, cats, and ferrets, should be treated at the same time, and free-roaming animals kept out of the environment.
There is no one chemical or chemical combination of insecticides that will fit every flea infestation problem or fulfill the needs and desires of every pet owner. One natural and safer approach in killing and controlling fleas on the pet and in the environment is to use a product with a pyrethrin and an insect growth regulator (IGR). IGRs are synthetic juvenile insect hormones that have ovicidal and larvicidal activity. The pyrethrin will provide the quick kill of the adult flea, while the IGR will prevent eggs and larvae from developing into the pupae. There are currently two IGRs used in flea control products on the market—methoprene and fenoxycarb. These are extremely stable and provide prolonged residual activity of approximately 30 days.
You can also find IGRs in foggers and premise sprays which can be used alone or in combination with other chemicals. Foggers are commonly used by pet owners but several precautions should be considered:
• Foggers should be placed in each room to be treated (because they don’t effectively go around corners).
• Fogger spray does not go under furniture.
• All people and pets, including fish and birds, must be removed before treatment.
• Utensils and all surfaces in which food is prepared must be covered.
• The home must be thoroughly ventilated and chemicals dried before people and pets return.
Areas that cannot be reached by the foggers, such as closets or under furniture, and heavily infested source points should be sprayed by hand with the insecticide. Often, the heavily infested source points in the home or yard need to be retreated in two to three weeks, because the pre-emerged adults inside the pupae or cocoons are protected from the initial application of chemicals. Retreat the areas where you see fleas. In most cases, these will be the source points or hot spots.
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There are a lot of reasons why people get a Labrador and a lot of reasons why the Labrador is the most popular breed of dog in the world. Aside from being intelligent and obedient the Labrador is also a relatively healthy dog. If you get medical care for your dog when it needs it and make sure there are regular visits to the vet then the average Labrador will live for twelve to fifteen years. But you should also know some of the warning signs of Labrador health problems so that you know when your dog may need help.
If your dog is having problems walking then it may be experiencing a condition known as hip dysplasia. Hip dysplasia is when the hip is not properly formed and causes severe pain when the dog walks. It gets worse over time so make sure you get your dog to the vet right away if you notice any problems when it is walking.
Hip dysplasia is not the only thing that can make it painful for your Labrador to walk. The Labrador breed can also be prone to developing problems in the elbow area, which can make walking painful and difficult. This Labrador health problem is a little more pronounced that dysplasia of the hip so if you start to notice your dog having any issues walking at all it is extremely important that you get it to the vet right away to get the surgery it needs.
Another common Labrador health problem is eye infections. The Labrador is known to get eye infections from time to time and if you notice excess fluid in the dog’s eyes, or just that your dog seems to be cleaning their eyes a great deal, then you need to get the vet involved right away. The eye infection is bad enough but when your dog complicates it with constantly trying to clean it then that can cause more problems. Simple antibiotics will solve the problem so be sure to get treatment right away.
Sometimes the Labrador health problems that your dog can experience don’t seem so bad to you but they are devastating to your dog. Labradors love to eat and usually their owners love to feed them. However obesity is a huge Labrador health problem and it is up to the owner to regulate their dog’s diet to be certain that they are not eating too much. Also make sure your Labrador gets plenty of exercise every day to avoid obesity and just getting lazy in general.
Your Labrador can be the best pet you have ever had but just like with any other pet there are responsibilities involved in owning a Labrador. Keep track of their behavior and keep and eye out for anything that may seem like a problem — Labrador care is a full-time job. Keep them active and on a proper diet to avoid obesity and always make sure you get your dog to regular visits to the vet to avoid any problems for their lifetime.
If you have a Labrador it is very important that you are informed on the matter of Labrador nutrition and that you are providing the proper nutrition for your dog. The process of choosing dog food for your dog is one of great importance, and one that should be taken very seriously. You may be intimidated by the multitude of options that are available these days, but with a few helpful tips you will be more understanding and able to choose the right food for your dog.
Remember that each dog food on the market contains different ingredients and offers a different potential towards the nutrition of your dog. Every food also contains a different ratio of macronutrients, protein, fat and carbohydrates and so you will have to learn by trial and error more than anything to find out which works best for your dog. There is also the issue of allergies, and dogs, just like people, are individuals and will respond differently to different foods.
If you are concerned about Labrador nutrition and want to find the best food for your dog, the first and most important thing you can do is read the list of ingredients on the label. You want to make sure that there is real meat listed as one of the first ingredients, such as chicken or beef. Watch for fillers like bones and feet, because these are just used to make the dog feel full and will not be providing them with any real nutrition.
Human grade ingredients are essential for a healthy food, and while foods that contain inexpensive ingredients that are not fit for human consumption may technically meet the legal specifications for percentages of protein, fat and carbohydrates, they have much lower energy levels and lower grade proteins. There are also a few extras that you will want to look for when choosing a dog food, and for one you should try to choose a food that has a balanced Omega 3/6 ratio, a few examples of great Omega 3 sources being salmon oil, flax oil, and canola oil.
Selecting a dog food for your dog is certainly not the only step in providing them with the right diet. There is also the issue of supplements, which should be considered here for good Labrador nutrition. Not all Labradors require supplements, and most nutritionists and veterinarians feel that a dog being fed a balanced diet usually does not need any supplements of vitamins or minerals.
If your dog has dry skin or thinning fur however, then supplements may be a great idea, and will help with their health problems. Some owners also think that growing puppies require extra calcium and there is the option of adding it into their food in the form of bone meal. You really need to be careful if you decide to do this however, because it can actually do your dog more harm than good if you go overboard with it. Calcium must be in balanced with phosphorus and magnesium in the diet and an overabundance of calcium can cause serious health problems so ensure that you are giving the right amount.
For more information on Labrador care and help with creating the proper diet for them you can speak to your veterinarian or to a nutritionist. If you really want to provide your dog with the most nutritious food possible you should use Labrador dog food recipes to make your own dog food at home. This way you can be sure of exactly what ingredients are being used and fed to your dog.
You don’t think you owe your dog anything, do you? Well, if you don’t then you are dead wrong! Having a dog need a great deal of tasks that you cannot fail to dismiss. The consequences of shelving your duties to your dog can be dire because they eventually tell on you as well as your dog.
Some folks think that the only thing they have to do after they get a dog is feed and bath it; it’s appalling that they think that way but the fact of the matter is that such individuals are nescient about what functions they owe their dog. If you just got a new dog, good for you! However, with a dog come great job such as:
- Food: Just as the diet of a human being contributes to his mental and physical balance, the diet of a dog can determine the overall health of your dog. You can’t feed your dog just anything. You need to feed it exactly what it needs to develop properly. There are several pet stores where you can ask after the best form of dog food for your dog. As well as, you need to know that dog food is quite costly. If you aren’t financially ready for a dog, don’t even think about getting one because you’ll simply be setting yourself up for a heavy fall.
- Medicine: Your dog needs to be healthy to give you its best. You have to take your dog to the vet doctor for vaccinations against various illnesses that they are prone to. Without vaccinations, your dog’s immune system will constantly weaken and may eventually shut down causing its death. You owe your dog regular check ups to the vet.
- Shelter: Your dog deserves to be in a clean healthy place. Whether your dog is staying in your house or in a kennel, you need to be sure that it is well sheltered.
- Training: Last but certainly not the least, your dog needs to be trained. If you don’t train your dog, you will be doing it more harm than good. You should endeavor to bring out the best of your dog through effective dog training.
Hunting dog training should be taken very seriously because it requires your Labrador being desensitized to gunfire that normally accompanies a hunt and still be able to keep its focus on the trainer’s commands. Before you begin hunting dog training there are a few steps that need to be taken such as the trainer needing to provide to the Lab a solid foundation that ensures the safety of the dog during a hunt. You may choose to start the training when the Labrador puppy is no more than four to six months old by introducing it to whistles, check cords, birds as well as the hunting dog training commands.
Teach The Dog Not To Be Frightened Of Gunfire
In the beginning, you may expose to gunfire your puppy so that it can avoid becoming frightened which will come in handy when it becomes an adult hunting dog. You will then need to provide a foundation for the dog/puppy which best suits the animal when it is aged between ten to twelve months and is taught to work in as well as out of the field, and generally become accustomed to whistles as well as commands given by the trainer. It should also help make the dog develop its pointing instincts and learn to be patient when pointing at the time of the hunting dog training.
You must then, after teaching the dog foundation basics, Training Your Dog to remain steady to shot and wing. Commands such as “whoa” will be taught to the dog and it will also learn the basics of real world hunting situations. Once completed, the dog will have learnt to work off leash in the field as well as outside and will then be able to retrieve to hand, which is teaching the dog to bring back the hunt without damaging the hunt. In addition, this stage of the hunting dog training can also involve teaching the dog to respect another dog’s point as well as to refrain from flushing birds.
Any dog that is descended from parents that were hunting dogs will naturally be inclined to the pursuit of hunting and will have abilities that will help it in its hunting dog training. It is also obvious that the hunting dog training will teach the dog basic skills as far as its normal obedience is concerned and the dog should easily respond to simple commands such as “come, sit, and stay and heel”.
It is also not unusual for the hunting dog training routine to require taking the dog into the field for getting it used to the full effect of hunting in a real situation. It is also normal for the hunting dog training and Leash Training to be performed under different weather conditions and different seasons will see the dog getting used to different game.