UK Labrador Retrievers At Risk Of Middle-Aged Spread

Britain's most popular dog breed can suffer from weight gain in middle age just like people, a UK canine health survey suggests. Labrador Retrievers gain an average of 0.9kg each year between the ages of one and four, putting them at risk of being overweight by the time they reach middle age, the study shows. … Continue reading UK Labrador Retrievers At Risk Of Middle-Aged Spread

Why Do Labrador Retrievers Love Food So Much?

 Labrador retrievers love food, say their owners, and they are often more obese than dogs of other breeds. Now, new research published in Cell Metabolism says there may be a biological reason for this. A genetic modification appears to increase a Labrador's interest in food. In developed countries, obesity affects 34-59 percent of dogs, reducing … Continue reading Why Do Labrador Retrievers Love Food So Much?