Is it good to nurture a dog "society food"?
Never feed a dog people food.
yeah I feed my dogs small pieces of extra meat we have. no wound done if its just a little. Even sometimes when I'm bored I throw my dog a Cheezit or two. :]
Do not offer (ever) these foods to dogs.
These foods are not recommended:
pork--unless very well and thoroughly cooked and single occasionally
no sodas or "juices"
These foods are safe in moderation and as an occasional treat:
meat scraps or vestiges
the broth from beef or chicken
any vegetable that your dog will eat...they can be picky
milk and milk products
Though, I do not recommend this at all, I did once own a German Shepherd who would eat ANYTHING that she saw me eat first, including jalapeno peppers!
It depends what you plan by "people food".
Here are some "human foods" (which are actually just plain "foods") that dogs can hold as a snack or treat.
- green beans
- peas (I prefer to give them still in the pod)
- apples (fruit singular; the seeds contain toxins)
- any meat (raw or cooked, raw is better. no spices or grease.)
- egg (raw or cooked, raw is better, no spices or grease.)
- sardines (packed contained by water)
- salmon (packed in water)
- peanut butter (great for stuffing a kong)
- plain non-fat yogurt (great for stuffing a kong & freezing)
*** Extras such as these should make up no more than 10% of your dog's total diet. ***
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"People food" that should be avoided are things like greasy foods, cookies, potato chips, alcohol, chocolate, etc. Pizza and chinese food (the form we eat here in America) aren't particularly strong to humans, let alone dogs.
Make sure you do some research before giving your dog different foods. Some foods that we humans don't cogitate twice about, such as onions, grapes/raisins, macadamia nuts, etc., are toxic to dogs.
1. Know what foods to avoid, like onions, raisins and chocolate, plus others
2. Avoid all processed human foods
3. Avoid sugar contained by all forms - honey, maple syrup, etc.
4. Avoid really fatty foods, as these can cause pancreatitis
5. Know the amounts to feed, to avoid over-feeding
6. If you are feed a raw or prey-model diet, do you research first - and not on Yahoo Answers
7. Avoid ALL cooked bones
chicken (not fried and no bones!)
steak pieces or ham ( ham bones are okay but noo bones)
eggs (hard broiled usually)
good luck and only use these sparingly unless you want to feed them it as their dinnertime.
i feed my dogs cut up chicken,rice,and veggies mixed,
"Yes, Lord," she said, "but even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters' table."
as a daily basis for meal, yes, but you have to have variety, not of late one thing. like: chicken, rice, some vegie. if you nurture them just sometimes, don't worry about it, but sort sure no chocolate, onions, etc.
Generally no. There are some things that are toxic in large enough amounts and should be avoided, such as chocolate, grapes, and onions. Other things can bring tummy upset, so avoid heavily spiced foods. Fatty things can lead to obesity, so even if most "populace food" won't make them drop dead it just isn't thriving long term. Some plain meats an veggies can be just fine though, and you can take home your own dog food and treats with human grade food with some planning or as a treat.