Do You Cook For Your Pet?

@MegDM123 (145)
United States
July 6, 2009 9:42am CST
I buy dry kibble for my dog - Iams. I also buy wet food for my dog and mix the two together sometimes. However, I also cook for my dog too. My boyfriend thinks I'm crazy, but I have done some research on what kinds of foods the dog can eat and I try to cook it for him. I have made puppy soup for him which includes chicken breast, carrots, celery, fresh water, beef broth, and whole wheat noodles. I have also mashed some sweet potatoes for him (nothing added). I also boil him some brown rice and add chicken or salmon or just carrots. Do you cook for your pet?
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@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
6 Jul 09
When I was a child I always remember my mum cooking for our dog, he was so pampered, he loved liver and we used to cook liver for him but boy did it give him wind. Mind you he seemed to thrive on it as he lived to a grand old age. I don't think you are crazy I think it's wonderful looking after your pets in that way, because they are more than animals, they are part of the family and should be treated as such. Pets need pampering and spoiling too, not just humans. I bet your dog appreciates what you do for him! Good for you!
@MegDM123 (145)
• United States
6 Jul 09
I'm going to show your response to my boyfriend when he gets home tonight! He never had pets when he was growing up, so it's a little bit of a different perspective than I have. I do feel like Kirby is part of my family, and I know he appreciates what we do for him. He gets so excited when he hears the microwave and smells his puppy soup! :)
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@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
6 Jul 09
Now isn't that satisfaction seeing your Kirby react that way!!!! His response makes it even more worth while, bon appetite Kirby ;0)
• United States
6 Jul 09
I frequently cook for my dogs. When I cook myself eggs in the morning, I will make a couple for the dogs. Also, I will cook hamburger and rice together for them. When I make Thanksgiving turkey, I will cook the gizzard, liver, and heart for the dogs. Every meal we have, the dogs get a little bit of it.
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@MegDM123 (145)
• United States
6 Jul 09
My boyfriend didn't want to teach our dog to beg, so when we first got him, we didn't even look at Kirby during dinner. But, like I knew would happen, my boyfriend caved, gave him a little taste, and now Kirby joins us for dinner every night :) We try to give him a little scrap here and there, but we just try to make sure it's something that isn't bad for him. I have made a mental note to make hamburger and rice for Kirby next time I cook...I bet he will love it!
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@rdadey (484)
• Canada
6 Jul 09
Our dog just loves moose meat. There's always someone giving us some and I'm the only one who likes it besides our dog. I know she gets tired of commercial food so once a week I'll cook up some moose for her and she freaks out.I'd give it to her more often but too much of it gives her the runs, if you know what I mean.
@MegDM123 (145)
• United States
6 Jul 09
MOOSE! Why, I don't think I'd have access to that in Florida :) Once, his dog trainer gave him a piece of Bison. She said that she gets samples from all different kinds of dog suppliers and she wanted to see if the dogs she trained liked it. My dog Kirby spit it out.
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@rdadey (484)
• Canada
6 Jul 09
LOL...some dogs are pretty picky but then again was the bison flavored? Ours eats a lot of stuff we cook for ourselves, she actually prefers it but I guess we are animal abusers for doing it according to what I've read. Growing up we mostly had cats and they all ate our food and lived to be old and were never hungry. One cat we had loved mashed potatoes and gravy. Our dog loves liver, bacon and bbqed wieners.
@MegDM123 (145)
• United States
6 Jul 09
I don't know how it was cooked, but he didn't like it. I don't think you are an animal abuser because you give your pet table scraps. I think you just need to be educated on what is poisonous to animals and avoid giving them food with those ingredients - such as raisins, grapes, chocolate, and garlic (just to name a few).
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@Alize997 (190)
• United States
6 Jul 09
Sometimes I do cook for my dog. I've cooked hamburger meat, chicken, rice, and vegetables.
@MegDM123 (145)
• United States
7 Jul 09
All things I'm sure your pet devoured! :)