Bones have no nutritional value and are entirely unnecessary for the dog’s body.
Bones can cause gastritis, ulcers, and ruptures of the digestive tract.
Many pet owners wonder why their lab dog has no appetite. The leading cause is gastritis or ulcer caused by regular intake of bones.
Dogs have rapid digestion – the food is processed in around 8 hours. When there are bones in their stomach, the digestive system makes an incredible effort to process them. The body supplies many times more hydrochloric acid to process the food (bones).
The result is gastritis and ulcers, which are almost incurable.
The other damage bones do is the destruction of tooth enamel at a very early age.
The claim that bones help to squeeze the anal glands is unfounded and wrong. Observations of wolves have shown that they consume bones only in extreme cases of great hunger (when they have not eaten for weeks). In standard cases, the wolf never eats the bones of its victims. This has been observed in the wild and in zoos.
Pasta given in large quantities is also harmful to your lab dog. Eating mainly bread leads to many health problems like protein imbalance, carbohydrates, and fats. Dogs gain weight and have underdeveloped muscles and a lack of vitamins and minerals.
Eating large quantities of internal organs is dangerous and harmful to your dog. Liver can be given once a week – no more than 200 grams per 30 kg/dog.
Eating duck bones for a long time leads to many health problems for the dog.
Eating chicken is not a problem as long as the meat is deboned.
Eating mainly sausages is toxic to your lab dog! Sausages contain salt in 40 times the dose needed for dogs. One teaspoon of salt can kill a small dog! Many small breeds fed mainly on sausages live around 3-7 years.
Giving vitamins intended for humans can be dangerous for your pet! Some of the ingredients are many times higher than the safe dose for your lab dog.
Many lovers believe that adding carrots, apples, and other vegetables and fruits to the dog’s diet provide all the necessary vitamins and minerals. Dogs can not digest (absorb a minimum) fruits and vegetables, either raw or cooked or baked!
When eating home-cooked food, vitamins and minerals must be added to dog food.
Your dog should eat high-grade lab food or middle-class food. If you prefer to cook for your dog, the bones must be separated from the meat. Do not add bread! Be sure to add vitamins!
Eating raw meat is possible, but ONLY if the dog does not come into contact with children, the elderly, or people with weak immune systems.
Feeding low-grade dry food is a compromise with the dog’s health (all foods up to 20$ per bag). These foods are based on gluten, corn, soy, wheat, and low-quality fat. There is no meat in these foods, and the protein is based on gluten.