We’ve found these publications to be helpful for new dog owners. If you are planning to buy a Labrador as a pet or for showing, we highly recommend that you take the time to educate yourself about the breed. Owning a new puppy or dog is a real responsibility that should be taken seriously.

The Barf Diet

The Barf Diet by [Billinghurst, Ian]

Feed your dogs and cats the way Mother Nature intended by eliminating grains and feeding them a BARF, Biologically Appropriate Raw Food, diet. Australian veterinarian, Dr. Ian Billinghurst, long-time champion and international lecturer on the benefits and how-to of feeding raw foods to pets, explains in simple, understandable terms why and how to feed your animals for optimum health. Learn how to create simple, home-prepared meals that mimic the diet of your pets wild ancestors. You will no longer have to rely on mass-produced, often grain-based commercial foods that can compromise your pet s energy, health, even longevity.

Give Your Dog a Bone

Give Your Dog a Bone by [Billinghurst, Dr. Ian]

Deals exclusively with feeding dogs. Designed for those who want easy to read, common sense guidance on feeding for maximum health, low cost and low environmental impact. Inspired by the observation that dogs and cats fed their natural whole food diet are far healthier than when fed cooked and processed foods. Contains valuable information for anyone who is involved with dogs, including vets, vet students, breeders and dog owners. Concerns the relationship between diet, health and disease in dogs. Everyone’s talking about this book!

Grow Your Pups with Bones

Reader review: “…Glossy, shiny coats with no skin conditions to speak of. Healthy teeth, outstanding energy. Right weight, no obesity/fattiness to my dogs. Sweet breath even after they’re a year old. Smell great, very few baths needed. No impacted teeth all came loose naturally. Love chilling out with their bones. Healthy, hard stools (no anal gland draining needed, ever). No waste of meat scraps/veggies around the house (we use after juicing pulp and mix it in)…”