This 2012 wall calendar features a dozen images of playful Yellow Labrador Retrievers. The perfect gift for anyone who loves these wonderful dogs! ISBN: 1617910694 UPC: 825600020698
Labs are very affectionate, loyal, intelligent, and still protective of their family and property. They have a sleek coat that has water repellent properties and they do shed if in the house because of the light cycle of being indoors.
Because of their large size they do need a bigger place and room to romp. They love to retrieve, just about anything, and if you seem to be ignoring them, they will bring you their toy so you can play. Labs are good with children, but can run over some smaller children when excited. They are a great rough and tumble dog and an excellent hunter retriever. Their is a tendency toward hip dysplasia, but thanks to the efforts of the AKC and veterinarians, the incidence has seemed to decrease. Labs can also have problems with ear infections because of their swimming nature and the long ear canal. Labradors come in 3 shades, black, yellow and chocolate.
For more information on the Labrador Retriever, be sure to check out the AKC’s website.
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The dog’s skin is the largest organ of the body, yet it has a very limited number of ways in which it responds to trauma. “Hot Spots” or acute moist dermatitis are areas on the dog’s skin due to your dog’s itching, biting and scratching and may often show up quite abruptly. A lot of these spots may become pretty big and may appear anywhere on the dog. I find it quite often in the spring time once the temperatures are hotter as well as the humidity is high. The dogs with the thick undercoat, including Labrador retrievers, golden retrievers and rottweilers are susceptible to developing these spots on their face and neck. Quite often, areas located at the base of the tail are more than likely because of fleas since fleas love to gather in these spots. Many dogs happen to be so allergic to fleas, the bite of one flea is sufficient to cause the dog to itch all over. Any type of injury can begin the process which the dog then exacerbates by endless chewing and licking which often creates a vicious cycle and will cause the hot spot to spread.
The dog normally has bacteria that resides on their skin and as long as the skin is healthy, the germs almost never trigger any trouble. However when something develops, such as a fleabite, cut or allergies, the dog starts to lick, bite, chew and scratch which disrupts the defensive layer of the skin. When that occurs, the bacteria on the skin, in addition to the germs in the mouth, set up housekeeping in the skin. This creates a fast spreading infection which may be rather painful. The spot on the skin is red, raw and seems moist because the wound oozes serum and pus. The hair then mats down over the wound and the infection then spreads beneath the hair.
A trip to the veterinarian is often warranted. In many cases the fur has to be clipped away to prevent the spread of the infection. Sometimes, these hot spots are so painful, the dog may need to be sedated in order to have the region cleansed and shaved. Antibiotics are prescribed to manage the infection and follow-up antibiotics are sent home. Sprays, ointments and medicated shampoos can also be prescribed to continue treatment at home.. For some dogs, a special collar may be used to help prevent the dog from chewing at the spots.
The root reason for the insult should likewise be tackled. If fleas are present, then all year round flea control may be recommended.(over the counter flea control is not recommended) Pollen, food, and other allergens can also precipitate an attack. Sometimes special diets with essential fatty acids and a novel protein source for instance salmon, lamb or venison might be recommended to help heal the skin. Blood and skin tests can be preformed to help identify what the dog is allergic to and special allergy injections or prescription diets can be offered.
Check your dog daily for itchy spots and use flea control suggested by your veterinarian year round to help prevent hot spots caused by flea allergies. Daily grooming and brushing can keep mats from developing. If your dog is itching continuously, take him to the veterinarian to handle the itching before the infection can progress.
We have all grown up with at least one hero in our life, but how many people can call their hero Duke or Kiva? The answer- anyone who has had their life saved by a rescue dog.
Whether it is a house fire, tornado rubble, leftovers from an earthquake, or flowing water behind a hurricane front, these specially trained rescue dogs rush in with no concerns for their own welfare, pulling out victims, some dead and some still alive. They do this time and time again.
With a powerful snout and the ability to smell things a human may not, rescue dogs are hard-working and very loyal to doing what is expected of them. And what do they ask for in return? A hug, a treat or a little one-on-one play time. Not a huge reward, however for these special dogs, it is very satisfying.
There are different types of breeds who make better rescue dogs than others. For example, bloodhounds have a talent for prowess and are known for uncovering criminals. Newfoundlands are good avalanche rescue dogs and Labrador Retrievers are good cadaver dogs. Any dog can become a rescue dog as long as they can concentrate on tracking scent, such as German Shepherds, Belgian Malinois, and Golden Retrievers.
Before being allowed to track, each rescue dog is put through extensive evaluations. Scent detection training is then started and their skills are developed through regular sessions. In order to track, the dog will pick up on the odor of the person’s skin cells that flake off the body. These skin cells float in the air and hit the ground as a person moves along, and they float to the surface of the water if the victim has drowned.
The men and women behind these furry heroes are all volunteers who are fit, enjoy spending time outdoors, and take pride in training and communicating with their rescue dogs. These men and women may also belong to rescue teams such as SOSARD or SWOSAR, who are called out by the police department and may travel several hours to reach a search site. Along with their rescue dog they search in all different types of weather and terrain for lost children, missing fishermen and hunters, accident victims and injured hikers.
There is yet another type of rescue dog, who can sniff his trail from the air. Air-scenting rescue dogs work directly and specifically from aircraft, tracking the air and searching for victims. These dogs specialize in structural collapses and drowning victims. Because these air-scenting rescue dogs work on scent trailing above the ground and away from handlers, they become very useful in areas that have been contaminated by human searchers, after it is allowed to be aired out for awhile.
In many survivors’ eyes, these furry canines, which make wonderful family pets, make the best heroes of all!
Black Labrador Retrievers Wall Calendar: So loving, so eager to please, Black Labrador Retrievers make fabulous friends. These playful, athletic dogs have a remarkably reliable and patient nature. They’re great with children. They’re great swimmers. They’re great out on a hunt. They’re just great. Period. Fans of these wonderful dogs will proudly hang this stylish Black Labrador Retrievers slimline calendar.
Labrador Retrievers Wall Calendar: Loyal, trustworthy, and devoted, the Labrador Retriever is a true friend. This breed is not only a wonderful family dog; it also serves as a guide dog for the blind, a working dog for the disabled, and is occasionally trained for search and rescue. Featuring Black Labs, Yellow Labs, Chocolate Labs, sweet puppies, and ever so playful adults, this wall calendar pays tribute to these extraordinary dogs. This calendar is in French.
Labrador Retrievers Wall Calendar: Loyal, trustworthy, and devoted, the Labrador Retriever is a true friend. This breed is not only a wonderful family dog; it also serves as a guide dog for the blind, a working dog for the disabled, and is occasionally trained for search and rescue. Featuring Black Labs, Yellow Labs, Chocolate Labs, sweet puppies, and ever so playful adults, this wall calendar pays tribute to these extraordinary dogs.
Yellow Labrador Retrievers Desk Calendar: Yellow Labrador Retrievers are faithful companions. Devoted and loving, these clever dogs only want to please you. Their good nature and intelligence make them great guide dogs and wonderful pets for children. This delightful desk calendar contains 330 pages, one for each weekday and a combination Saturday/Sunday page for each weekend of the year.
For the Love of Yellow Labrador Retrievers Wall Calendar: Franz Kafka once wrote, “The totality of all questions and answers is contained in the dog.” This statement rings especially true for the Yellow Labrador Retriever. These devoted companions are eyes for the blind, ears for the hearing impaired, and hands for the disabled. This deluxe edition calendar captures the true essence of these intelligent, beautiful, and gentle dogs.