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Known as one of the most popular breeds in the world, the Labrador is a fun loving, sweet-faced, big baby that is well loved among American dog owners. In fact, AKC ranks it as 1st in most popular among 192 recognized dog breeds.

The sturdy Labrador Retriever can stand from 21.5 to 24.5 inches at the shoulder and weigh between 55 to 80 pounds. Their thick coat comes in yellow, black, and a beautiful chocolate. The head is wide, the eyes glimmer with kindness, and tapering “otter tail” seems to be forever signaling the breed’s continuous enthusiasm.

Labs are famously friendly. They are companionable other animals and bond with the whole family. Labs are great with kids because of their inherent patience and gentle touch. But don’t mistake his easygoing personality for low energy: The Lab is an enthusiastic athlete that requires lots of exercises, like swimming and marathon games of fetch, to keep physically and mentally fit.

It should be stated that Labs are not the type of dog that does well with being alone. They make great companions to other animals, so consider getting a second pet or having someone at home with them as much as possible. Please do not expect them to behave well in cramped environments such as a small apartment. Labs enjoy having room to live and enjoy. Be sure to take them outside to play as much as you can to help them thrive and behave well.

Big dogs have big appetites, and the Lab is no exception, they love their dog food and are particular to let you know when it’s time to have some dog food. They like to remind you that their dog dish is empty and requires your attention. Owners have to be careful not to cross the boundary of overeating. Labs will eat just about anything you give them!

Labs are great adventure buddies as they enjoy physical exercise. If it’s a morning at the park, a day hike, or an overnight camping trip, you can take his My Pet Pail along for the ride without worrying of spillage. It is the ultimate dog feeder for home and on the go! Remember to pack it full because Labs eat a lot! Good news there is a lot of room to store his necessities in our innovative dog feeder. Happy trailing!

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Taking Care of Your Pets – Pet Dental Health

Pets need good dental care, same as their people. Taking care of your pet’s teeth will help lead to longer, healthier and happier lives. If left neglected, your pets poor dental hygiene could lead to serious, irreversible health problems. Here are some things to...

My Pet Pail Spotlight: The American Shorthair Cat

The American Shorthair breed originated with early North American settlers who brought cats from Europe to help protect cargo from rodents. Later, in the early 20th century, the cat know today as the American Shorthair was bred to have certain characteristics. The...

Can Dogs Tell Time?

Does it ever feel like your pet knows exactly what time it is? Maybe your pup wakes you up at 7 a.m. regularly with a nudge and wants their dog food. Perhaps you notice your dog waiting by the door just before someone arrives home from work every day. Possibly, you...

Living with a Pet Can Change Your Life…for the better!

Most pet owners can agree on one thing, their dog or cat is the best, brightest and cutest animal on earth. Pet owners are very devoted to their pets and it shows. They often ignore their pet’s faults and focus primarily on their accomplishments. Although this can be...

Exercising For You And Your Dog

There are plenty of exercises you can do with your dog, and the health benefits are plentiful for the both of you. Here’s a list of the top three, but the only limit on great exercise with your pet, is your imagination. These exercises are fun, easy, and will provide...

Our Top 25 Pet Costumes for 2018 🎃

You may be one of those crazy people who dress up their pets every single day (*points finger accusingly) but during Halloween, it becomes socially acceptable for everyone! Here are My Pet Pail's top twenty-five pet costumes for 2018. Let's get freaky! 25....

The Doggy Bag Dispenser of Your Dreams

Did you know that My Pet Pail has a doggy bag dispenser built into the back side of the product? It's convenient and hassle-free when you are on the go! Our waste bag dispenser is refillable! Once you use up your first role of doggy bags, order some more on our...

Breed Spotlight – The Siamese Cat

The Siamese cat is one of the most easily recognizable cat breeds that exists. These cats are very popular not only because of their looks, but also their wonderful disposition. Siamese love to play with their humans so you’ll always be able to spend bonding time with...

What to do to help your overweight dog

If your dog is overweight, you’re not alone, nearly 50% of dogs are categorized as overweight. Some breeds; such as Dachshunds, Beagles, and Labs, are prone to obesity which might make keeping them on track more challenging. It’s important to be proactive with weight...

The Big Debate: Should I get a second dog?

Does your dog want a dog?Does your dog get along with other dogs? When you meet other dogs on your walks or hikes is your dog happy to make new friends? Does your dog seem lonely? If your dog is mourning another pet’s loss, getting a second dog may be a good way for...

Feeding your Pug – My Pet Pail Can Help

Anyone with a Pug knows the challenges of keeping your dog on a regular feeding schedule. Pugs love food and will do anything to get it. With that cute face, how can you resist?? The sad fact is we have to tell our Pugs no, even when they give us those sad eyes, for...

Grooming Your Pet

Brushing. Brushing your pet is one of the easiest things your can do for your pet. It’s important to brush your pet a minimum of three times a week to help them shed excess fur and remove dead skin. Make sure your brush, or comb, reaches all the way to your pets’ skin...

On the go with therapy dogs: My Pet Pail

A therapy dog is trained to provide comfort and affection to people. You’ll find therapy dogs most commonly in hospices, nursing homes, hospitals, schools, individual homes and even in areas stricken by disasters. The response to therapy dogs has been tremendous and...

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