Is it OK to feed dogs table scraps?

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  1. SmartAndFun profile image95
    SmartAndFunposted 10 years ago

    Is it OK to feed dogs table scraps?

    It seems like the ingredients in dog food are so disgusting, barely even food. -- so compared to that it might be OK to feed my dogs the tablescraps from our meals? I'm not talking about browinies and bowls of gravy. I cook pretty healthy and am talking about chicken, fish, lean beef, rice, and vegetables such as brocoli, carrots and green beans, etc. I know it's not great for dogs to eat lots of corn or wheat. But what about meat, cheese, rice and vegetables?

  2. Charity Squid profile image63
    Charity Squidposted 10 years ago

    chicken is a good choice as long as its not fried or has table salt or garlic on it, which is poison to a dog.  Boiled chicken is recommended by most vets who's dog has a delicate stomach.  I always give my dog rice mixed in with his dry dog food and he loves it.  I think broccoli would give the dog gas.  Sometimes I sprinkle grated parmasien cheese on his dry dog food too.

  3. Dame Scribe profile image60
    Dame Scribeposted 10 years ago

    Dogs can be funny watching them sniff their food and way they look at you, lol. My son and I add plain cooked oatmeal mixed with chicken/beef Oxo flavoring. There are sites where you can make your own dog food  smile

  4. JubePlaysGames profile image60
    JubePlaysGamesposted 10 years ago

    The best you can feed your dog in order from top to bottom:

    1. Raw meat
    2. Cooked meat
    3. Premium canned food
    4. Kibble

    Your table scraps sound like a great meal for your pooch, as long as you feed it as a meal and not a snack.

    Cheese as a treat is alright, but I wouldn't want to make it a regular part of my dog's diet, since they don't process lactose very well apparently. The dairy exception seems to be yogurt which is often to dogs as part of a "bland diet" when they have a rough tummy.

    As far as veggies go, green beans are good, and carrots in moderation. Carrots are high in sugar and aren't digested properly unless they are cooked well and mashed.

  5. Dubuquedogtrainer profile image60
    Dubuquedogtrainerposted 10 years ago

    Yes, it is! I recommend this to my clients all the time. I prefer natural food over commercially prepared dog treats. Save your table scraps and cut them up into pea-size pieces.  Seal them in baggies in the freezer for later use during training. Not only are the things you mention - lean meats and veggies healthier, but these treats are tastier to dogs and less expensive than commercially prepared dog treats.


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