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Labrador Retriever

Labrador Retrievers are very energetic dogs that love to play and run. This large breed dog is one of America's favorite dog breeds. They are great with families as they love to be the center of attention. They're also commonly used as hunting dogs due to their intelligence and obedience. They are quick learners who love to pick up a new trick or two. 

The Labrador Retriever weighs about 50 to 75 pounds and commonly comes in three colors: Yellow, black, and chocolate. While they may have a very easy-going personality, they need a lot of exercises. Labrador Retrievers should spend a few hours each day running and playing so that they can stay physically fit and mentally stimulated. 

Common Health conditions for Labrador Retrievers

Most Labrador Retrievers are very healthy and hearty dogs but, there are a few health conditions that they are predisposed to, such as:

If you notice that your Labrador is having issues with mobility, it would be best for them to see your vet. These few conditions will need continual medical care and attention for your Labrador to stay healthy and happy. 

Pet Health Insurance for your Labrador Retriever

If you are looking for pet health insurance for your Labrador Retriever, you should ensure that hip and joint issues are covered. Hip and Elbow dysplasia is often considered a genetic condition and may not be covered for this breed. You could also consider enrolling in Pet Assure, a veterinary discount plan that is a low-cost pet insurance alternative. This plan has no exclusions due to age, breed, or hereditary conditions. Even pre-existing conditions are covered! Get a quote today. It's perfect for Labrador retrievers!

 Medically Reviewed by Sara Ochoa, DVM


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