To never feed pets human food.. its bad for their immune system, I believe it. Their bodies are different than ours.
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.
Human food is not recommanded for animals. There body system is not able to digest it. You may get the sick or worse.
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.
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.
I think it depends. We give our dog white rice and ground beef or chicken when his stomach is upset. The vet recommended it.
I disagree with the vet on the ground beef. That is a very
greasy meat. Not to sure about the chicken.
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.
Chocolate is incredibly bad for animals if I'm not mistaken.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
by Mary Wickison 9 years ago
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by jamesbrownbete 11 years ago
Our dogs only eat home made!
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