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Toxic Dog Foods: What You Should NOT Feed Your Retriever

As Labrador Retriever owners, we want to share what we have with our beloved dogs, including our food. Unfortunately, not all dog owners are aware that some human foods are highly toxic, if not deadly to our Labs. Therefore, feeling good about ourselves without knowing that we could be killing our dogs. Some of the most highly toxic foods include, but are not limited to, the following:

Toxic Foods for Dogs

Other potential toxic foods:

Toxicity Treatment

Even those dogs who do not appear to be affected should be treated aggressively. Preventing organ damage is key to survival. If ingestion occurred recently, your veterinarian will likely induce vomiting to try to remove a significant amount of toxic food. Some toxicity treatment may include all or some of the following:

Sometimes it can be difficult to distinguish toxicity from such canine health problems as the Parvovirus. Pets owners should not assume that human food is always safe for pets. Be sure that your pets can’t get into your stash of chocolates, that food scraps are disposed of carefully to prevent toxicity and that your dog is prevented from picking up nuts of leaves if you have a toxic plant in your garden.

Seek veterinary care for proper diagnosis and treatment.


References

People Foods to Avoid Feeding Your Pets
Ruben, Dawn Dr. (2006). Are Grapes & Raisins really toxic?
Tobiassen Crosby, J. (2004). Veterinary Q & A: Chocolate Toxicity.

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