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Its recommended..

  1. nikki1 profile image61
    nikki1posted 8 years ago

    Hi frienz big_smile
    To never feed pets human food.. its bad for their immune system, I believe it. Their bodies are different than ours.

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      mtsi1098posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      how about feeding humans pets food smile

      1. nikki1 profile image61
        nikki1posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Wouldn't recommend it.

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      owner_2posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      If you want to give your dog some leftovers, make sure you do not give him more than 5- 10% amount of the daily calories needed.

      1. nikki1 profile image61
        nikki1posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Human food is not recommanded for animals. There body system is not able to digest it. You may get the sick or worse.

        1. torimari profile image70
          torimariposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          It depends on the animal. I agree; giving dogs and cats meat scraps too often gets them fatty. They are carnivores so it is not that meat is bad for them, but limiting it is. Same with the canned wet food. God knows what is in it so it really any worse than actual meat scraps?

          Birds usually DO eat a lot of 'human food' i.e. fruit, veggies, nuts and even meat. Some food, like for us, is not good for them like too much dairy, while chocolate and avocados can be lethal.

          Now, rabbits might go along with your theory that animals can't have 'human' food as they have incredibly delicate digestion. You shouldn't even feed them carrots.

          Yap, yap, yap, point is...it depends on what animal and what food. Sometimes animal canned food is pretty bad for them.

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            cosetteposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            you're absolutely right. bunnies' digestive systems can lock up very easily if they eat human food and they can die a very quick, painful death from it. carrots are high in sugar and bunnies shouldn't have a lot of sugar. some bunnies eat carrots although mine doesn't like them for some reason. they can eat dark green vegetables but for the most part they should just eat timothy hay, and certainly not cheetos or anything like that.

  2. Colebabie profile image59
    Colebabieposted 8 years ago

    I think it depends. We give our dog white rice and ground beef or chicken when his stomach is upset. The vet recommended it.

    1. nikki1 profile image61
      nikki1posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I disagree with the vet on the ground beef. That is a very
      greasy meat. Not to sure about the chicken.

    2. Stimp profile image75
      Stimpposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yup exactly.  And if you don't have rice.  Rice soup will do.  I had a dog that lived for 17 years on this concept.  If you look at the labels of holistic pet food, you will see that the majority of the contents are human GRADE food, including vegetables, etc.  However, feeding any type of grain other than rice is not necessarily a good idea...for instance, feeding bread or a wheat by product.  I done a tone of research on this to keep my baby alive as long as I could.  17 years is a long time, I did something right.  Feeding human food other than what I've mentioned is questionable.

  3. The_Boss profile image60
    The_Bossposted 8 years ago

    Chocolate is incredibly bad for animals if I'm not mistaken.

    1. Colebabie profile image59
      Colebabieposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, it can be deadly to dogs.

      1. nikki1 profile image61
        nikki1posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Too much sugar content. May mess up there system.

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          nikki1posted 8 years agoin reply to this
  4. Whitney05 profile image82
    Whitney05posted 8 years ago

    Some human foods are good to feed your dog, if the dog won't eat his dog food and is ill. Boiled chicken and white rice is definitely good to help get your dog to eat. There are a few other easily digestible human foods that dogs can eat, but for the most part, yes you should stick with dog food or a raw diet (raw meats and bones).

    Chocolate is not always fatal. I have a hub on it and why dogs react to it. It's more of an allergic reaction than being toxic and deadly. It all depends on the size of the dog, how much chocolate was eaten, and the type of chocolate.


  5. AEvans profile image79
    AEvansposted 8 years ago

    Our vet recommended some human food, for ex cooked chicken, rice, peas etc. we mix that in with their dog food which is Royal Canine and our dogs have not suffered allergies since then. smile

  6. shanekruger profile image60
    shanekrugerposted 8 years ago


    Nice Discussion

  7. LRobbins profile image79
    LRobbinsposted 8 years ago

    My cat loves popcorn so I have to ensure I don't leave any lying around - probably not the best thing for him, but I do give him the odd piece here and there.

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    theresa4leeposted 8 years ago

    I also agree some human foods could be bad for pets. We feed our dogs people food on occasion as a treat. On sundays they get a little plate of roast and others things they enjoy are hot dogs and sausage. I don't think it's highly recommended but I sure know they love it and are veryhappy to get it. I personally feel in moderation and depending on what the dogs can tolarate its ok mabey not extremely healthy but ok

  9. my last breath profile image59
    my last breathposted 8 years ago

    my 3 year old prefers leftover meat and human food over dogfood anyday and shes perfectly healthy. then again im picky with what human food she eats.

  10. Dao Hoa profile image60
    Dao Hoaposted 8 years ago

    We feed our dog human's food!

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      Papadieselposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      My dog (yellow lab) began vomiting plus diarea?. No issues were found. Was given an antibiotic and  digestive relaxer pills. Put on a diet of  a special canned food, boiled hamburger and rice. Wouldn't eat either. Fortunally did eat Boiled chicken breasts. After a few days she began eating the beef and rice and perked up. After I started mixing some of her dried food (venison and sweet potato), she is vomited again. Will call the vet in the am.

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      lyricsingrayposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      me too