Can you see a RIB?

Remember, your Labrador is originally from lean & muscular 'working dog' stock. Labs were 'Gun Dogs / Retrievers'. If you comply with this chart's recommendations, you will give your 4 legged friend the best chance of a long(er) and pain free life. Further to this, did you know that the Body Fat level of your pup, at 6 - 24 wks, is a major determinate of your dogs skeletal, joint and organ health in later life. Why not get your Lab into the Low Risk zone. The listed signs of a low risk dog might surprise you. Be sure that you can see a rib in  a dog from 12 mths of age.


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