Dogs and table scraps

@DJ9020 (1596)
United States
September 3, 2007 10:15pm CST
We don't feed our dogs table scraps exclusively, but will often mix them in with their regular dog food as a treat. I've heard arguments from both sides, but we never entirely substitute their dog food with scraps. Do you give your dog people food?
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@Calais (10900)
• Australia
4 Sep 07
Yes, that is all that my dogs get, (except for onions and dangerous foods)..They do get commercial dry food, but table scraps all the time..The vet says its ok and they are the healthiest looking dogs that he has seen.
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@DJ9020 (1596)
• United States
4 Sep 07
That's what we do - commercial dry food as their main source, then scraps (usually sauce or gravy) to give them a little variety.
@Calais (10900)
• Australia
4 Sep 07
Thats great, vegetables are really good too..
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4 Sep 07
how a beautiful cat!A girl yet beautiful.
@peanutjar (5211)
• Canada
4 Sep 07
Hi there!Yes i do give my little pom.people food.I give her rice with chicken meat,carrots(she loves this),raw potatoes,cheese sometimes,peas,corn,hamburg,raw stew meat once in a while as a treat.She likes it when i mix peas,rice and chicken together,its better than the dog food.But when it comes to supper,if there is something left i usually do not give it to her.I dont care much for the begging to start that way.I do not give her popcorn or chocolate though.:)
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@DJ9020 (1596)
• United States
4 Sep 07
Do you cook for your dog? My aunt used to. I feed mine commercial dog food, but include scraps as a special treat sometimes.
@peanutjar (5211)
• Canada
4 Sep 07
No not all the time.Only as a special treat.I dont trust the commercial dog food sometimes ,because lately theres alot of recalls on that stuff.I like cooking,so sometimes i will throw in a extra potatoe or so just for her.But her main source is the dry food(little ceasers)plus as an extra treat its little ceasers moist food pouches.My daughter likes to,lets say....accidently drop some food on the floor under the table sometimes.lol!sneaky!:)
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@xiuluoelly (1225)
• China
5 Sep 07
Yes, my dog does not like to eat pet food, it likes to eat human food, every time I cook a will to do it, it is like eating rice, potatoes and tomatoes there.
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@DJ9020 (1596)
• United States
6 Sep 07
I've heard there are actually dog food cook books! I don't even cook for my people family....
@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
5 Sep 07
Yes I do lol Gissi shares certain parts of my Dinner but not to much He is also very keen on Vegetables He never begs he just lies there pretending to be asleep lol but he knows he always gets something
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@DJ9020 (1596)
• United States
5 Sep 07
What a good boy to wait and not beg! He needs to come over and give my three girls etiquette lessons.
@eprado (1473)
• Philippines
4 Sep 07
Hello DJ9020, I usually feed my dog with her regular dog food pellets and canned dog food. I don't often feed my dog table scraps except if its beef's or pork's heavy bones. I give it to my dog as treat that they can chew on and I think it helps their teeth also. :-)
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@DJ9020 (1596)
• United States
5 Sep 07
Sometimes I buy the beef bones at the store for them. They are small dogs, so I get the ones that are already cut. That keeps them busy for a while!
@cortney09 (1346)
• United States
11 Mar 08
We gave the dog people food all the time (even though the vet said it wasn't really good for her) before we moved. When we moved we had to leave her with my hubby's parents. It was the cutest thing watching her eat people food.
@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
3 Feb 08
When I had a dog he had cut up hotdog pieces as treats but also ate cat food (the hard kind) b/c he would not eat any dog food no matter how expensive or good for him. **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~