A blog about dogs (and the parks and gardens where dogs are sometimes found).
Happy Birthday you handsome, handsome boy! He is sooo beautiful framed against the white snow.In the interest of good joint health if Zeus has a weight issue ** and I'm not saying he does, mind you ** proactive management would be wise.Two beautiful labs in my neighborhood, ages 7 and 4, have the beginnings of osteoarthritis. One is severely overweight and the other is just a large boned girl.
Thanks, lemondog. I know Zeus looks heavy, but he's actually trim and in great shape. He's a show and not a field Lab mind you. So he's compact and barrel-chested with short-ish legs, huge webbed paws and thick coat and otter tail — buoyantly built for swimming. But you are right — Labs especially, benefit by being kept at a healthy weight.
Happy Birthday Zeus. I always knew you were a show lab. You dog you!