dig food, is it needed?

Philippines
December 17, 2007 6:40am CST
because as what i could see in our neighbors they feed their dogs with leftover foods, what are the effect of this type of doog feeding? istheir a bad effect to the health of dogs?
2 people like this
6 responses
• Malaysia
18 Dec 07
I am not sure what do you mean with leftover foods, but I do feed my pedigree dogs with our dinner food that we couldn't finish and normally, we will mix it with the dog food. One of my dogs are not fond of eating the dog food and that's why we have to mix it with the regular food so as she could get the proper nutrions. I only did that when they are adult, when they were just pups, they ate the soft chewable dog food. Though they eat only once a day, but throughout the day, they share food with whatever junk foods I may be eating, be it chips, breads, cookies, etc.
@calicot (256)
• Philippines
17 Dec 07
I 'm not a vet so I can't give you a correct answer just my opinion. Maybe it's what the dog or our dogs have "grown" accustomed to eat that's what they'll eat. I have a dog that's given to me by a friend, I asked my friend what he feeds the dog. He said it liked canned tuna. Knowing a bit that dogs have an inability to digest and or absorb certain processed foods and chemicals like milk, salt, msg, etc. I tried to give my dog several branded names of dog food but he doesn't like it. So what do I give him?
• United States
17 Dec 07
I have 4 dogs of various ages and breeds. They get their brand-name dog food twice a day. I hate leftovers so at the end of the day, they get whatever is left from dinner. Also, throughout the day, they get assorted things like the crust off my sandwich, or I save a couple of pizza rolls for them. I keep them away from sugar and chocolate. I don't even share the milk out of my cereal if it's sugary or chocolaty. I think dogs are more than just animals. Well, at least mine are. They are family, so they should be as spoiled as the rest of the members. I like to tell people I have 8 kids- 3 human, 4 canine & 1 boyfriend. Anyway, there haven't been any side effects that I have seen. My oldest dog is a bit overweight but it's not because of his eating. It's because he got hit by a car when he was young and it messed up his hip so he's not as active. But he's healthy as a horse. I think it's not what or how much they eat, it's what they do after eating. It's the same with people. If you eat a gallon of ice cream then go sit and watch t.v. everyday, you're gonna gain weight. If you eat the same amount of ice cream then walk around the block once or twice, the weight won't be able to build up. It's all about responsibility.
1 person likes this
• India
17 Dec 07
i think its good or even bad also. well i have seen many people like that. but now wht they can do they donot want to through it. so they do. otherwise they will make some extra for it.
1 person likes this
@blueunicorn (2409)
• United States
17 Dec 07
Just like us, dogs need a certain amount of protein, fat, calories, etc. to be in optimum health. I personally would not feed a dog just table scraps. I would think that would be really dangerous for the dog. Also, there are so many things in people food that are not good for dogs to eat like onions, rasins, etc. Are they feeding the dogs their left overs because they cannot afford dog food?
1 person likes this
@racheez (50)
• Philippines
31 Dec 07
asa ka gd yah nu!! yeah ryt..u love callalily..? eeeh ah..annoyed ku cmu...la ka gne ngkad2 sa concert...ahaiz...nd dbe pag inemo.....daw posers lng kmu!! ahai...