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Medical & Food Resources

Recommended Veterinarians

Brandt's Veterinary Services

6901 Chital Drive

Midlothian, VA 23112

Phone: 804-739-7892


Wellesley Animal Hospital

3430 Lauderdale Drive
Richmond, VA 23233

Phone: 804-364-7030


Locke Taylor Veterinary

9023 Woodman Road

Richmond, VA 23228

Phone: 804-262-8629


2801 N Parham Road

Henrico, VA 23294

Phone: 804-308-1384


Ashcake Animal Clinic

9553 Kings Charter Drive

Ashland, VA 23005

Phone: 804-550-2458

Stonehenge Veterinary Hospital

906 Southlake Boulevard

Richmond, VA 23236

Phone: 804-794-4713 

Springfield Veterinary Center

4416 Springfield Road
Glen Allen, VA 23060
Phone: 804-270-7274

Hanover Animal Hospital
8251 Crown Colony Pkwy
Mechanicsville, VA 23116-3926
Phone: 804-746-4936

Spay/Neuter Clinics

Richmond Animal League

11401 International Drive

Richmond, VA 23236

Phone: 804-379-0046


Prevent a Litter

3421 W. Cary Street

Richmond, VA 23221

Phone: 804-359-MEOW (6369)


Virginia Kincheloe Spay / Neuter Clinic

Virginia Kincheloe S (

12300 Farrington Road

Ashland, VA 23005

Phone: 804-752-7729


Animal Resource Foundation

4926 George Washington Mem. Hwy

White Marsh, VA 23183

Phone: 804-694-0349


Charlottesville Albemarle SPCA

3355 Berkmar Drive

Charlottesville, VA 22901

Phone: 434-973-5959


Low Cost Surgery Vet

Helping Hands Affordable Veterinary Surgery & Dental Care

1605 Rhoadmiller Street

Richmond, VA 23220

Phone: 804-355-3500

Chesapeake Humane Society Vet Clinic

312 N. Battlefield Blvd.

Chesapeake, VA 23320

Phone: 757-546-5355

What dog food should I feed my Lab?

"What is the best food to feed your dog or puppy?" Here at LRGR, we are frequently asked that question by our adopters. It is a great question because we believe good health begins with proper nutrition, regardless of price or convenience.

There is no single answer to the question, "What is the 'best' dog food for your pet?" It depends on your dog's health and if there are specific issues that need to be addressed. Your vet will help with any special dietary needs.


For healthy dogs and puppies, we recommend a meat-based diet. Chicken, lamb, turkey, fish, beef, and venison are all good choices and should be the first ingredient. Look at the labels on the dog food. Meat, NOT a meat by-product, should be the first ingredient. By-products are the leftovers, not for human consumption, i.e. the bones, organs, blood, beaks, etc. Stay away from corn, wheat, soy, artificial colors, and fillers.


LRGR recommends the website Dog Food Advisor ( There are many 4- and 5-star dog foods to review. Remember your dog needs a healthy, balanced diet made from quality ingredients. Find a food that your dog tolerates well, provides him with plenty of energy, and gives him beautiful skin and a shiny coat.

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