How Certain Behaviors Can Stress Out Your Dog

Dogs can become stressed out for different reasons: perhaps they fear getting shots at the vet, they meet another dog that rubs them the wrong way, or they are nervous about being left alone. However, did you know that your personal behavior can also be a reason your dog is stressed out? Lankas Labs is… Read more »

What to Consider Before Hiring a Pet-Sitter

Just like with the process of hiring a babysitter, searching for a pet-sitter that will best care for your furry friend takes time and thorough research. By starting your search early and interviewing potential sitters, you will find a pet-sitter your dog adores. Here is what to consider before hiring a pet-sitter. Previous Experience An… Read more »

Understanding Fever Symptoms of Dogs

While seeing 101 to 102.5 degrees Fahrenheit on a thermometer is considered feverish for most people, this is the normal body temperature range for dogs. When your dog reaches a temperature of more than 103 degrees, they might have a fever. Below Lankas Labs has highlighted common fever symptoms and causes as well as suggestions… Read more »

Understanding Why Some Dogs Lick Their Paws

If your dog spends a lot of time licking their paws, it is usually not cause for concern; however, when the licking becomes obsessive, a trip to the vet or a home remedy might be in order. Lankas Labs has highlighted some common reasons why some dogs lick their paws and how you can help… Read more »

How to Know When It’s Time to Euthanize Your Dog

Saying goodbye to a lifelong friend of the furry kind might be one of the hardest things you’ll ever have to do. So it’s no wonder why most, if not all, of us want to extend the lives of our beloved dogs even when it seems the end might be inevitable. In some cases, though,… Read more »

Help Your Dog Handle Car-Caused Anxiety

When we think of dogs riding in cars, we often have an image of a dog (especially labs) hanging out the passenger seats, tongue out with their tail wagging, right? However, not all dogs are ready to embrace vehicles and many dogs suffer from car-caused anxiety that can be helped. Many dogs get into the… Read more »

Tips on Pet Proofing Your Home

At Lankas Labs, we know how exciting it can be to bring home a new puppy for the very first time. It is just the start of a great journey with your new best friend. However, it is important to understand that bringing home a pointing Labrador puppy is something you need to prepare for…. Read more »

How You and Your Dog Can Get Fit Together

Dog owners don’t have to be told twice: having a pup is a workout. It’s no surprise then that dog owners are statistically more healthy than non-dog-owners and are more likely to work out. We’re out of the house more and walk every day. Labradors owners are often known to be especially active, caring for… Read more »

Introduce Your Beloved Newborn to Your Beloved Lab

Our Labradors are treasured family members, and without a doubt, they know it. That means when something (or should we say someone!) new is introduced into the mix, your dog might become confused and stressed. There is nothing like bringing home your much-anticipated newborn but doing so with a Labrador at home requires special preparations…. Read more »