A Labrador owner in the UK got a lot more than they bargained for: an £8,000 vet bill after their chocolate Lab underwent emergency, life-saving surgery, after nicking a packet of raisins.
Raisins are highly toxic to dogs. Keep your money in your pocket and your Labrador healthy safe by ensuring toxic foods are well out of “stealing” distance. Most Labs will happily much just about anything they get their paws on.
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Charlie, the Lab habitually ate all sorts of things: food, sticks and the family socks 😎 . After eating the raisins he was rushed to Edinburgh University’s Royal Dick Vet School, where the specialists saved him. Charlie had dialysis, surgery, scans, drugs and intensive care This bill came to a whopping £8,000. He is doing well and scheduled to be released next week.
The Labs owner, Louise Middleton (a dietician 8-)) said she was stunned when her pet dog bounced back from treatment.
Louise added: “He loves to pick up sticks but gets injured by splinters – at home we have to hide all the socks belonging to our children Katie and Ross because he eats those as well.”
Charlie developed kidney failure after eating raisins. Raisins, grapes, and currants can cause severe kidney failure in dogs. “Please keep raisins, currants and grapes away from dogs and if you’re not sure if your dog should be eating something then please check with your vet – there are many things that people can eat that are bad for dogs and cats.”
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