i was just wondering if any of your labs have the appetite of a horse like my Miss Poppy does? she eats everything from worms, snails, bumble bees and digs in the garden for anything, any kind of food if she could but i keep a eye on what she gets no human food, well i try to tell my youngest not to share but Poppy is only 6 months old and bryony my d/d is 2 years so i have a right pair on my hands! and they love to share anything and evrything, i have to say she is terrible when it comes to her guts, she is wormed so no worry there. i have heard that labs are piggy's but if i'm not careful she's gonna be a big fat doggie!
Nope my puppy is a piggy too... She just ate my sons puke.. NASTY! She also will eat bugs and grass and sticks and anything else she can get her grubby litle paws on .. ;D
"Is my Lab a pig?" is the the story of my life...
As a Lab owner my life revolves around moving the rubbish bins, clearing the counters, pushing any food that must be on the counters (stuff that is defrosting, etc.) higher up, repeatedly closing the food cupboard doors, shouting 'LEAVE IT' 50 million times on each walk, etc. It is never ending. :
Labs are food motivated and if given the opportunity, most will eat themselves to death. Not all, but most of them.
Outside menu for Hershey Kisses includes but is not limited to:
Live bunny babies
Dandelions flowers and plants
Swamp water and duckweed
Apples laying on ground from tree (This is a real problem with seeds being poisonous)
Tree seeds, Maple, Linden, Cottonwood, and still searching
Her own puke
Cattails, although i think she has learned that she doesn't like them
I am sure that i have forgotten many....
Hershey Kisses, In charge of getting Ed out to the dog park so that he gets some exercise.
OH MY GOD i though i had it bad! are pear seeds poisonous as well? she has had all the bins out and then sicked it all up and eat it all again she has tried to eat my youngest nappy contents...oh but i do love her the little stinker!
This happened to us once...at the beach. I think it was Maisy. She thought it was great fun playing keep away with a babies nappy that some twit left on the beach. She also managed to find and consume an entire tub of Dairy Lea on the same day. :she has tried to eat my youngest nappy contents
So you guys see the resemblance too?
Katie and Boo
I have one Lab who is a total chow hound (Aidan) and one who could care less about food. (Emma)
Aidan lovessss his food and 30 min before breakfast and dinner he is following you around pawing you to remind you to feed him.
Emma, we need to make her eat. She would be a self regulator if we didnt have Aidan. But, I cant just leave her food out all of the time because he would maul it.
I've always figured that if you breed for oral compulsivity, you get oral compulsivity. You don't necessarily get to choose how it manifests. So Labs love to hold things in their mouths. And swallow.
An interesting related anecdote: Temple Grandin, an animal behaviorist who has written a lot about livestock, mentions in one of her books that cows bred to eat more (thus fattening up more quickly) tended to get mouthier--they want to give more kisses and licks to their handlers, and like to hold things in their mouths. So I wouldn't be surprised if the two instincts are linked.
Emma LOVES food, treats... and unfortunately everything eatable.
~Veronica and Nikki~
Sweet Emma, 16th of February 1996~26th of November 2010
Always in my heart and soul. Together forever, my love....
Nikki 6 months