There are numerous ways to find if a labrador puppy is healthy or not. Lab’s puppy is always in the mood to play with you. If a puppy who’s not playing with you may just be shy, or he may be sick.

A lab puppy is healthy if they have a curious attitude, have bright clear eyes, ears should be clean and free of discharge. Also, their nose should be without dirt, and their mouth should have a fresh smell with pink gums, no sores, and Plaque-free teeth.

In this blog, you will encounter your puppy is healthy or not. You should know whether your puppy is healthy or not. If you found any problem, you should visit to vet. 

1. Alert and curious attitude:

alert puppy

The most important question is to find the healthy attitude of your lab’s puppy. You should know the daily routines of your puppy. Lab’s puppy wants to spend time with you. They are usually very excited to play and like to roll around; they also offer a few playful barks.

The behavior deviates from normal anytime. You need to take care like your baby. Just like a human baby, a lab’s puppy usually is bright and active. They might suddenly become quiet and nonreactive if they’re feeling not ok. Sometimes your puppy wants to tell through their vocal; they usually increased whining or whimpering when they feel something wrong in their body.

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2. Bright and clear eyes:

bright eyes puppy

Just like an adult labrador, the puppy of a lab should be bright and clear. Their eyes should free of goop. Bright and clean eyes with relaxed lids are a vital sign your puppy is doing well. Several eye conditions can cause issues such as pink eye and dry eye. If you find any cloudiness, redness, or swelling in your puppy, you should contact your vet.

You also find it when your puppy gets fear or anxiety; whenever you can see the whites is a sign of fear or anxiety. You need to focus on the other main issue- if your lab’s puppy is squinting, excessively blinking, pawing at their eyes, or has a discharge; in this case, you should also visit the vet right away.  

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3. Ears should be clean:

The first thing you need to check whenever you are going to check the ear of your lab’s puppy is- their ears should be clean and free of discharge, odor, and redness. The question arises here how you can encounter the problem of your puppy’s ears? If a puppy is scratching or rubbing its ears, shaking his head, or you notice a foul odor coming from his ears. The lab’s puppy gets ear infections are more typically due to mites. Suppose you encounter an ear infection in your puppy. It would help if you visited your vet. Your vet will do an examination and also clean out the ears.

4. Nose should be without dirt:

nose puppy

The nose of your lab’s puppy should be clean and without dirt or any discharge or sores. Their nose should be slightly moist, and their ears should be relaxed. If your puppy is continuously sneezing, it might be a sign of an allergy. If this happens to your puppy persistently, you need to visit your vet.

5. Mouth should smell fresh:

lab puppy mouth

The mouth of your lab’s puppy should smell fresh, and gums should be pink. Different colors of gums show other stories of your lab’s puppy health. Their teeth should be free of tartar or plaque. The most important thing that you need to check carefully that the mouth and lips should be free of sores or growths. Keep in mind that a healthy puppy mouth is similar to a healthy human mouth. The below four things that are important to make your puppy’s mouth healthy:

  • Fresh smelling
  • Pink gums
  • No sores
  • Plaque-free teeth.

How can you find that your labrador puppy’s mouth is healthy without examining the above four components? The answer is straightforward, a relaxed and wide mouth is a sign that they are happy, and if they are happily widening their mouth, they have a healthy mouth. But be careful not to confuse this with panting as they may be too hot or could also be stressed.  

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6. Coat should be shiny and clean:

shiny puppy

Healthy lab puppies always shine. You can check your puppy daily using your hand and moving or running your hand over their bodies to check whether they have ticks, fleas, insects, or wounds or not. They may get scratches and scrapes; they need some extra attention when you play with them. They may create a dull, flaky coat if they are excessively scratching. You need to take care of your puppy emotionally or treat them like a baby, even if they are physically fit, stress or anxiety can cause the coat to be dull and shed excessively. Your puppy’s coat loses its luster or becomes patchy if anything wrong with its skin. In this type of case, you need to visit the veterinarian.

You can give your puppy a regular bath to keep them looking and smelling good. But keep in mind that the shine comes naturally from their own natural oils. You can just help their body to clean, and else everything will be fixed naturally.

7. Healthy weight:

healthy weight puppy

Well, keep in mind that the active lab puppy rarely overweight. The puppy is usually very active and always playful. You can track the weight of your puppy through this link. The weight of the puppy at a minimum through the first two weeks of life. You can also ensure that your lab puppy is steadily gaining weight and receiving proper nourishment. If you can do this to your puppy, you can’t imagine how you help them become strong enough and easily fight much dangerous illness. Ask your veterinarian for nutritional advice that can help them to maintain a healthy weight.

Aditya Kashyap Mishra

Aditya Kashyap Mishra, blogger, and co-founder of I love to research and write different things. I don't know much about dogs but always curious to know about them. At last, I love singing the most.

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