Foods Which Labradors Should Not Be Fed

Labradors will eat anything. We, Labrador owners, really know that they should not be fed table scraps; however we all lapse and feed them a morsel here and there. Here is a list of foods that they really should not be fed.

• Acorns
• Alcoholic Beverages of any kind
• Bones-Especially fish or poultry
• Canned tuna

• Chocolate:
– Why?: over stimulates the nervous and heart system
– Effects: tremors, irregular heartbeat, vomiting, agitation and restlessness, seizures
• Caffeinated beverages of any kind
• Fat trimmings
• Fruit pits or seeds
• Grapes or Raisins:
– Why?: damages kidneys
– Effects: vomiting, increased thirst, excess urination, and lethargy
• Liver
• Nuts
• Mushrooms
• Mustard seeds
• Onions or Garlic (in any form):
– Why?: damages the red blood cells causing anemia
– Effects: blood in urine, anemia, vomiting, overall weakness
• Potato, rhubarb, and tomato leaves and stems
• Raw eggs
• Raw fish
• Baking soda, salt, and baking powder
• Sugar free foods with chemical sweeteners:
– Why?: increases insulin causing low blood sugar
– Effects: seizures or lack of coordination, diarrhea, jaundice, and vomiting
• Raw yeast dough:
– Why?: fermentation of yeast in stomach causes excess gas and alcoholic poisoning

If you have any questions about what your Labrador should be fed, check with your veterinarian on your next visit.

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