Do you cook for your pet

@TerryZ (22083)
United States
November 14, 2007 7:16am CST
Do you treat you pet like part of the family? I have 2 cats and I used to have 3 till a couple of monthes ago. Blackie got out and never came back. She was a wild cat and I would give her chicken that I would cook up for her. Thats how I lured her in my house. She was so skinny and starving to death. She adapted to being in the house really good. But she wouldnt eat cat food I had to cook chicken up for her. She would eat dry cat food but that really wasnt enough for her. And she finally put some weight on. I didnt mind cooking the chicken up for her at all. So do you cook for your pets?
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
14 Nov 07
Nope Gissi gets his Dog Meat and of course he will not have cheap no thats not good enough for the little Prince, then he has treat oh yes and of course what I have to eat Gissi has to eat as Mum has to share but Gissi does not Love and Hugs
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
14 Nov 07
LOL I know Gissi doesnt share.LOL And you so nice to share with him! Love you
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
14 Nov 07
Yuk Cookie it smells awful lol Terry you know what he is like I have just resend the Invite to Gissi Christmas We to you I hope you get it if not let me know
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
14 Nov 07
Yes gabs I just got it and sent it to you. thankyou honey!
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• Canada
14 Nov 07
I can't have pets in my building! :( But I grew up with pets and we never cooked for them but I knowof an excellent website for this.... http//petfoodcookbook.com It is great and has recipes for dishes for your cat, dog, or bird!! Have a great day! ~Heavens~
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
14 Nov 07
Oh thanks but now that Blackie is gone Im not cooking for my pets anymore. It really was a pain in the butt. But I did it because I loved her.
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• Canada
14 Nov 07
If I had a pet that needed this I too would do it also! Anything out of love! ~Heavens~
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
14 Nov 07
Buster - He loves macaroni and Cheese
Buster is most definitely treated as part of the family. I make macaroni and cheese a lot as dad loves it. Well so does Buster. I mix a bunch in with some dry dog food and he has a feast. When we cook a whole turkey we cook up the giblets and neck and give them to him. Hamburger helper leftovers also mixed is another treat he gets. I think he eats better than my son at times. HAHAHAHA! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
14 Nov 07
Im glad to hear that! Buster is so cute. I just love beagles!. About 5 years ago I had a beagle that would come and visit me every day so I named her Betty the beagle.LOL And of course I fed her treats.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
14 Nov 07
When I used to have a LOT more kitties (and you know a lot of my story I think right?) I had to cook up food for the kitties all the time. And they would eat anything, and I mean anything! Now that I only have two, I switched to getting regular cat food, and Fancy Feast at that. Now these two primadonnas won't eat anything else but cat food, both moist (Fancy Feast) and dry food, the Purina One
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
14 Nov 07
Yes I remember your story. My girls like fancy feast too and dry food. Im always switching with the dry food they get sick of it. I cant let the little princesses tired of it.LOL
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
14 Nov 07
Do your two princesses get tired of which flavor of Fancy Feast. Honestly they drive me crazy at times. They don't like any of the roasted, grilled or marinated varieties and really don't like that new brand, the Floretine versions...Sometimes they'll eat nothing but the Salmon flavor, then another time turn their noses at it..yikes
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
15 Nov 07
Thats so funny because mine like salmon too. Im going to try Purina One.
@3lilangels (4639)
• United States
15 Nov 07
well my kitten doesn't get any home made food yet but when i had my dog i always treated him to something once in awhile.he was part of my family so he deserved to be treated like us.hugs.pattie
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
15 Nov 07
Your a caring person thats why.hugs
• United States
15 Nov 07
right back at you my friend.
@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
15 Nov 07
I give cat or dog food to mine, but there have been occasions where I did cook for them. When Tazz was sick a few years back, he was in really bad shape and wouldn't even eat. So I talked to the vet about cooking some food for tazz. He gave me a few suggestions and I started cooking:) Tazz slowly started eating again and got better after a while. He is back eating dog food because it's more convenient and having to scoop that poop I know it's worth specially for that part :):) But it was great cooking for him for a while and he really enjoyed it:)
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
15 Nov 07
Your a very caring person.
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@arkaf61 (10882)
• Canada
15 Nov 07
I wouldn't mind cooking for them on a regular basis but I would have to really learn about proper pet nutrition because what I think it's good for a dog or a cat is not always necessarily true. I had to read a lot about it when I was cooking for tazz and I was really careful to add things that were good for him as a dog, not for me as a person :) SOmetimes the food looked really strange but it had what he needed LOL
@judiel (35)
• United States
15 Nov 07
I certainly cook for my my pets! Although, I believe that usually dry food or can food is not fresh. I actually enjoy cooking. It is one of my small passions.
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
15 Nov 07
Im glad to hear that.
@judiel (35)
• United States
15 Nov 07
Yep! Thanks for the comment.
@rimsha (806)
• Pakistan
15 Nov 07
Actually I haven't any pet. But most friends having pet of different kinds. They all bring ready made food from the market.
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• India
15 Nov 07
hi
@candytang (341)
• China
15 Nov 07
Why not ?I like pets very much.There are two cats and two dogs in my home.Everytime I should cook more food for they eat much and give them good food.I like play with them .Oh I like them very much .
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
15 Nov 07
Im glad you treat your pets good.
@foxygirle (377)
• Philippines
15 Nov 07
Funny my husband always say why do i cook for my dogs and not for him. My answer is the "my dogs never critisized my cooking". Yes, I cook for my dogs since I feed them natural food. And it requires cooking since they dont like it raw. It usually takes hour of my time in the morning but I dont consider it work but labour of love. THey love my cooking since they finished all their food without any leftovers. And doesnt complain what I give them. I think sometimes they are still longing for more food, but i dont want them to get obese.
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
15 Nov 07
Im glad you treat your dogs so good.
@youless (93673)
• Guangzhou, China
15 Nov 07
Long time ago when my dog and I were alone at home, I cooked the instant noodles and we shared it. Actually I gave more noddles to my dog:)
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
15 Nov 07
Thats because your a caring person.
@isaiah12 (418)
• United States
15 Nov 07
When I was a kid I remember going over to one of my aunt and uncles house. They had a dog who had his own seat at the table. He would set up there with a dish when they were eating. They never had any children so the dog was their baby.
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
15 Nov 07
Oh that is soooo funny!LOL thanks for sharing.
@jan135 (537)
• Australia
15 Nov 07
Yes I do too Terry. I must admit my 3 dogs are spoilt. I buy the pet chicken mince for them and cook it in the microwave for a few minutes so the juices come out, it's sort of half cooked half raw, then I mix the complete dog biscuits with the chicken and juices, they love it. Not a morcel left in their bowls. LOL.
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
15 Nov 07
Nothing wrong with that. It shows you love them.
@villageanne (8554)
• United States
14 Nov 07
As a general rule, we do not give them "People" food but since all the recalls of pet foods, we have changed that rule. WE now make the treats for them instead of buying them. Less chance of them getting poisioned that way.
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
15 Nov 07
I think thats great you make the treats. Is it hard to do?
@blueunicorn (2409)
• United States
14 Nov 07
I don't cook for my pets and they rarely get table scraps. I guess I'm weird. I love having the dogs around, but I just don't put them on the same level as the humans.
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
14 Nov 07
No your not weird Im glad you treat your pets so well. I treat mine like they are my children.LOL
@Fannylao (124)
• China
15 Nov 07
I wish I were your pet. You cooked chicken for her! She is only a cat and I am a person but I have on chicken to eat. Never!I am sorry to tell you I don't like animals ,much less cook for them. Animals are dirty and easily spread diseases. Someone will say I lack of sympathy.Maybe. I can't persuade myself to accept it.
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
15 Nov 07
I agree with them and people that dont like animals I dont trust them.
@Filipezl (51)
• Brazil
26 Nov 07
i don't have pets, but if i had, tes it i would be considered as member of the family, exactly because they have life, eats, but i would not give food that the people eats, i would only give for it ration, that is, food for pets
• United States
25 Nov 07
I have been known to cook some ground beef for my kitties.
@Fannylao (124)
• China
15 Nov 07
I am so sorry your meaning on me that you don't trust a peoson according that rule.I think every one has his or her own interest.
@jcj_111776 (3220)
• Philippines
15 Nov 07
hi terry. Yes, I regularly cook for our German Shepard dog, Ashley. She's 4 years old and she doesn't like to eat dry dog food. NOt only do I cook her favorite food, the chicken, she likes her warm milk, too. She has her own big can of powdered milk that easily runs out of stock because of her appetite. Ashley doesn't like foods that are specific for her own kind, but she much prefers to eat human food. She even refused to eat the popular brand of canned dog food I bought for her. lol!