Do you feed your dog table scraps?

@Melizzy (1381)
United States
January 2, 2007 5:37pm CST
Eleanor sometimes begs for food. Actually, she just stands on her hind legs and places her front paws on my leg and just stares at me. Anyway, I try not to give her table food. She has a very delicate stomach. However, it would be nice to know if there are any types of table food that is ok for dogs to eat. I remember that my vet said steamed vegetables were good for dogs.
6 responses
@MakDomMom (1475)
• United States
2 Jan 07
We never feed our dog table scraps. We believe that the excellant dog food (IAMS) that she gets has all the nutrional value that she needs. I watch kids in my home and occasionally one of the kids trys to give her food off their plate - it actually makes her sick. She has thrown up a couple times because of it.
@Melizzy (1381)
• United States
3 Jan 07
Yes, I had to switch back to puppy food when I first got her. She was just over a year and from the pound. She's managed to gain a pound in the year since I've had her. But I don't see that steamed vegetables would cause any harm.
@MEANXF (47)
• Australia
3 Jan 07
Well i feed my dog all sorts of left over she loves it and u could try pasta and rice with a little bit of gravy is a good dish for ya dog and it is good for em and will also put a little wait on them quicker if u feed pasta and rice morning and night to yo eleanor
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@catchre (407)
• Philippines
2 Jan 07
Rice and steak will do. Some leftover bones will be a good choice!I'm sure Eleanor will be happy
@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
3 Jan 07
My Dog does the same and I normally give him a bit but not a lot he actually likes Vegetables and sometimes I give him some Meat but not a lot and the other thing he likes is Rice and Pasta
@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
3 Jan 07
Gissi begging  - This is my little Fellow asking nicely lol
I was ment to add this lol this is my little Fellow begging
@amyh2637 (82)
• United States
12 Jan 07
There is a big difference between food off you table and food that you would eat for dogs. Food right off your table isnt good for dogs for a number of reasons. Number one your food on your table has been prepared to your tastes and contains addatives and condiments such as salt and butter which aren't good for dogs. Number two if you feed your dog from the table it makes them feel as though they are a welcome guest to your dinning experience. I don't know about you but I would prefer my dog NOT be at the supper table. There are lots of foods that you purchase for yourself to eat that are good for dogs. Vegetables, oatmeal, eggs any good source of protien or vitamins is good for a dog. My recommendation would be if you were planning on feeding your dog human food on a regular basis that you get a menu plan from your vet. It is important that they get the right balance of nutrients and calories and a dogs needs are different from our own. I do feed my dog things like oatmeal and eggs for breakfast occasionally but I prepare them especially for her, plain. Sometime bacon and cheese make good cheap treats for dogs as well. Just make sure they are getting the right balance of nutrition.
• Australia
3 Jan 07
yes we do.Its usually my leftovers shes getting coz im a small eater.Except its usually added with her dinner.Hisd "special thing" with me is always getting something off me, even if just a tiny bit of meat.he hated me being pregnant coz one day there just wasn't any scraps for him for many many months.