What foods are dangerous for your Labrador?
There are dangerous foods for dogs that we take for granted and eat on a regular basis that can harm us.
Of course they only do so if we over consume them, but we then have the ability to tell others and go to a doctor.
Dogs cannot say when their stomach feels weird or when the do not feel all that well
So, lets have a look at some of the foods that your labrador may love to eat but his stomach loves to hate.
Raisins and Grapes are potentially lethal if eaten in large amounts. Although your labrador may like the sweet taste you should not give him any, it is very dangerous. If you have, or find him eating some you should call your local veterinarian straight away.
You will find that in many cases when a dog has eaten large amounts a dangerous food your veterinarian will recommend stomach pumping or induced vomiting. There are other procedures that your vet may advise.
There are many types of nuts and some of these are dangerous to all dogs. Once again they tend to be most harmful when large quantities are involved. Macadamia Nuts contain a toxin that damage the skeletal muscles and as a result it causes the dog distress as he cannot get up.
Walnuts, when eaten have been known to cause bladder stones and even seizures. Do not feed your labrador Walnuts!
Onions and Garlic can make your labrador extremely sick. Haemolytic Anaemia is a disease that makes the red blood cells circulating the body burst. This is caused by Onion Toxicity.
A common event in many households during Christmas or Thanksgiving is the family dog eying up the Turkey on the table. Who would blame them! The thing is, although white turkey meat is alright, the dark turkey meat is not. It can cause pancreatits in dogs. So be careful with those scraps!
Lastly, be careful with Sugarless Candy that contains xylitol. This can cause liver damage and eventual death.
Remember all the dangerous foods for dogs you may have fed your lab some of them in past or may have thought about it. Now you know not to.
If you find that your lab has recently eaten one of these foods you should get in touch with your vet and ask their advice.
Keep these dangerous foods for dogs away from your labrador!