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Helping Champ the Labrador Retriever with kidney problems

Inspiring Pet Tails 2 min read

The Labrador Retriever has been at the top of the Most Popular Pedigree Dog in the US since 1991 and for good reason.

Champ is one of our NHV Family Members whose Momma, Michelle came to us when she was looking to improve his symptoms of kidney disease. She found us through another NHV Family Member Wolfgang on Instagram. Champ had been struggling with little to no energy and she knew she just needed to improve his quality of life. She began a regimen of Tripsy and Milk Thistle in our Chronic Renal Failure Support Kit.

My 12 year old Lab has kidney disease and has been having little to no energy. I ordered your Milk Thistle and Tripsy, he’s been on the supplements for 3 weeks and I already see a huge difference in his energy and spirit. He’s not shaking as much and is back to wanting to play fetch. Thank you so much for caring about animals and their health.

Big bright eyes and you can see that smile even with that toy!

Look at Champ’s big bright eyes and you can see that smile even with that toy!

Labrador Retrievers have a humble beginning of being a hard working sporting companion to being a great family member or even both!
They were bred to carry out jobs that require strength and athleticism as they needed to run long distances whilst carrying game, and tackle water as well.

Their coat comes officially in 3 colours but other shades such as Silver are gaining much more popularity. Regardless of these colours, they are known for having excellent temperaments. They crave human company and tend not to have aggression problems if trained properly and well socialized.

Labradors are fairly easy to train but they are lively dogs that require plenty of physical activity and mental stimulation. This helps to keep them happy and healthy. They are very good natured but they grow up to 80 lbs and can be a bit bouncy and pushy. Due to this, it’s important to be diligent in your training to ensure fragile family members are not knocked over.

The average life span for Labrador Retrievers is 12-13 years. But with the right diet, regular vet visits and a comprehensive supplement regimen, they can live a long and happy life.

Like any breed, they are prone to particular health conditions. Some of which include but are not limited to:

Hip Dysplasia
Elbow Dysplasia
Progressive Retinal Atrophy
Cranial Cruciate Ligament Disease

You can support your aging Labrador Retriever using our various kits that are hand-picked for certain conditions.

Feeding a healthy diet is key in providing the best defense against illness. Ensure you do not over feed them given their propensity to obesity. Get ready to have good brushes on hand as these dogs are infamous for shedding! Make sure you have a grooming routine and a great vacuum!

Consider rescuing a Labrador from a shelter or rescue organization as it’s a fantastic way to bring a new dog into your family and you’d be providing a loving dog with its forever home. Talk to an NHV Pet Expert today to find the best supplement for your Labrador Retriever.

Published: September 14, 2019

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2 replies


    What a beautiful piece, thank you for thinking of us. ❤️

    1. NHV Natural Pet Products says:

      We are so happy to have Champ as a part of our family Please keep us updated with his health.

      Yours in wellness,
      Team NHV Natural Pet Products

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