"human" food or dog food?

LMAO @ AgileBasenji….....I know the things we do for our dogs hey!! I mean I think I would have also sacrificed the zucchini for the peach cobbler....that has sugar in it and is nooooo good for doggies!!!

@agilebasenji:

Uhm, well, at my house the rule is I only feed my dogs human food that I should be eating. :rolleyes: Like tonight Zest really, really, really wanted a bite of the homemade peach/blueberry cobbler. But I gave her garden fresh zucchini instead. :p
Yes, I suffer for my pups.

A "bite" of the cobbler would not have hurt her - wonderful if she likes fruit - mine totally turn their noses up at fruit - Shaye likes green veggies and carrots, Gemma merely tolerates them because her "sister" is eating them so she must do so, but does like cooked sweet potato.:rolleyes:

My guy likes carrots so well I can use them as a training reward. 🙂 I carry one in my pocket and bite off little pieces for him, as needed. (I think he acquired his taste for them because he likes to steal them from the horses. Basenjis think anything meant for someone else is great!)

My dogs eat everything. They aren't too big on carrots though, I used to use them when they went into their crates…..so now apparently they have an aversion to them. But my dogs love broccoli, cauliflower, cucumbers (they hear you cut a cucumber and they race to get there), strawberries, watermelon(another FAVE). I have a strawberry patch in my back yard that is fenced in with the dogs. Becca goes and picks her own strawberries (just the ripe ones) when I am away at work.

@Shaye's:

A "bite" of the cobbler would not have hurt her - wonderful if she likes fruit - mine totally turn their noses up at fruit - Shaye likes green veggies and carrots, Gemma merely tolerates them because her "sister" is eating them so she must do so, but does like cooked sweet potato.:rolleyes:

Oh, no, I think it's best if I safely dispose of the cobbler myself. 😉

In other news, Z is not sure about cantalope

My guy's absolute favourite is probably tomato. He has been known to "baroo" for it, when I was making a salad. He also loves whatever berries we are having on our cereal. Blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, and also peaches if I am cutting them up. Not interested in bananas, however. My girls liked them, and also oranges. Of course, everyone has enjoyed broccoli, green peppers, asparagus, peas, beans, most any vegetable on offer. We're vegetarian, so it's a good thing he loves his veggies! 🙂

@agilebasenji:

Oh, no, I think it's best if I safely dispose of the cobbler myself. 😉

In other news, Z is not sure about cantalope

Shaking my head. I don't know what is wrong with our fellow poster to not have gotten the importance of you protecting your dog, and OMG THE SACRIFICE!!!, by eating that yourself. <snicker>I too sometimes take the bullet for the dogs by not giving them any lobster or food that I feel dangerous for them to have.</snicker>

Oh yes, lobster ranks high on the do not feed to the doggies list. I have heard that they strongly dislike lobster….especially dipped in butter.....followed by cobbler....

I always shake my head when people suggest "human food" isn't good for dogs. The dog food industry hoodwinked us fast on that one. Kibble is new, not even 100 yrs ago few types were made and few folks fed it. Dogs ate scraps, they hunted, they survived. I am not saying kibble isn't great, especially if you buy the top brands with the best ingredients. What blows my mind is often the same saying people food is bad won't often bat an eye at someone feeding Ol' Roy or Kennel Ration.

It takes thousands of years for things to change even a little bit on the molecular basis. Dogs have eaten REAL food from the beginning of their development. A good balance of their diet doesn't have to be more complicated than feeding your kids or self balanced meals. I am far too lazy to cook for my dogs unless one is sick (and then we're talking bland starch/protein ie rice/chicken etc). But their love of raw meaty bones is almost a primitive joy and again, feed fresh and they are fine for the most part. Want to cook your own food, get a nutritionist recipe or guideline and go for it.

But… many years ago I read a vet's article on sharing bites of your food with your pet. He said not only was it okay, but he felt important. He said in days of old dogs ran free and partook of a wide range of things, not all of them good. Dogs today confined and our keeping them on one food all the time had to be boring for a creature with such developed senses. He said not only sharing a variety (small bites) of YOUR food would give your dog happiness, it also helped their digestive systems to accommodate variety. Being long before the internet, just a newspaper opinion piece, I can't tell you for sure he was right. But it feels right and at no point in my entire life were family dogs as a child or dogs now denied some table food. (Unless it's lobster, especially dipped in butter, or such dangerous foods.)

I once had a pup under treatment at the Bristol Veterinary hospital. When they finally sorted the problem I was told now you'll be able to give him real food meaning kibble!1

I always feed raw and whatever but never complete dog food. Having said that it seems that over here we get a new dog food manufactutrer every month and all claim that theirs is the best!!

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