Loving your lab means treating them like family and that makes it hard to resist the urge to give them human scraps when they gaze up with hopeful eyes.
Often times, human food can be difficult for dogs to digest.
However, there are plenty of natural snacks that are good for dogs, labs included.
They’ll enjoy snacking on something new and exciting and you’ll have peace of mind knowing that the treat is good for them.
Labs love chomping on carrots, and they’re guaranteed to love carrots as much as any store bought snack bone. Consider giving your lab a frozen carrot which can help keep your dog’s teeth healthy. These frozen treats can also help cool your dog off as temperatures heat up.
Dogs can also safely snack on a variety of produce including apples, kale, squash, cucumber, pineapple, raspberries, and green beans. A good source of protein for your lab includes a cooked egg on occasion, if you have a few extra minutes in the morning!
Giving your lab fruits and veggies can be a great alternative to processed treats on occasion, and they’ll feel extra special that they’re eating the same thing as you are. However, make sure you don’t overdo it and limit the amount that you are supplying to them.
It’s also vital that you are aware of what produce is harmful to your lab. You should absolutely not give grapes or raisins to any dog which can result in kidney failure. Other produce to avoid includes onions, cherries, raw potatoes, and apricots among a few.
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