Labradoodles are happiest when they’re healthy and taken care of. If you want to enjoy this breed’s enthusiastic spirit and exuberant nature, it’s important to properly care for your pet by grooming it, feeding it high-quality food and watching out for any health problems.
Regular grooming is key when it comes to maintaining your dog’s appearance and caring for its health. Main grooming needs include:
- Coat trimming
- Nail cutting
Labradoodles are often identified by their curly coats. While their fur may look adorable, it requires regular grooming to get rid of dirt and debris. It’s recommended to brush your labradoodle at least once a day and have it trimmed about every six to eight weeks.
Along with regular brushing and trimming, try to bathe your labradoodle about every two to five weeks (depending on the length of its coat). Avoid over-bathing your pet, as this can dry out the skin. Finally, to avoid nail breakage, trim your labradoodle’s nails when they get too long.
One thing all healthy dogs have in common is a high-quality diet. A balanced, nutritious diet requires the following:
- Fats and carbohydrates
- Minerals and vitamins
At Pride & Prejudoodles, we supply new owners with a can of wet food, a bag of dry food and a specific feeding schedule. If you need to adjust your pet’s food for any reason, be sure to transition it to the new diet slowly. Moreover, any food you select should list meat as the primary ingredient.
The average labradoodle has a life span between 12 and 14 years. To help ensure your pet lives a long, happy life, it’s important to keep an eye out for any health issues. This breed group is susceptible to the following:
- Ear infections
- Hip and elbow dysplasia
- Skin allergies
- Eye problems
If you have any concerns about your labradoodle puppy’s health, be sure to consult your veterinarian. They can provide advice, prescribe medication (if necessary) and help make sure your dog is comfortable and healthy.