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Old 07-10-2006, 05:11 PM
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Nope. Mordy, she knows all about dog foods, reccomends making your own dogs meals as opposed to feeding kibble. Kibble is not nearly as good as cooking up some hamburger and vegetables (there's a whole bunch of other stuff to fulfill their diet)

My guys get human food everyday. Sometimes it's not the healthiest but whatever. Roxy loves popcorn, that's one of the bad things they get.. LOL. If we're having meat we'll give the dogs a couple of pieces. They lick my plates clean if it's something their allowed to have.

Roxy wasn't eating much kibble, but now that we've begun mixing canned with kibble they eat all their breakfast/dinner at once. No problems whatsoever, and they get plenty of treats (dog treats for when we train everyday) and snacks (strawberries, cashews, popcorn, a bit of whatever I'm eating, eggs etc) in between.

Roxy is a super picky eater, but now that we're mixing their food their both on schedules, but they still both get the same nutritious (and some not so nutritious LOL) treats in between meals.
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Old 07-12-2006, 04:54 PM
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Its actually good to give your dog human food. What is not good is to give them the food while you are eating because it creates a dog that begs. Lizzie gets a raw egg every other day in her kibble. I also give her cottage cheese, yougurt, cooked pumpkin and baby food (mostly vegetables). In the afternoon she gets fed a raw meal. Sometimes she will get chiken, which I cut up because she doesn***8217;t chew and rip like she should, but then again shes a pup. Sometimes its beef, sometimes Lamb, Rabbit, whatever Im having that night I will give her some before I season and cook our portion.

Some people home cook for their dogs but I prefer to feed raw because 1.) I feel its better for my dog and 2.) I do NOT like to cook and I have trouble cooking the family dinner so I really wouldn***8217;t want to have to cook up two dinners.

Hope that helps!
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Old 07-12-2006, 05:15 PM
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My dogs stop eating dog food right after their first meal of human food!!. You should really think twice before starting them on human food... I kinda regretted giving them our foods, just because they do not eat their food anymore - no matter what brand it is.
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Old 07-12-2006, 09:39 PM
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My dogs stop eating dog food right after their first meal of human food!!. You should really think twice before starting them on human food... I kinda regretted giving them our foods, just because they do not eat their food anymore - no matter what brand it is.
Thats what I figured. I mean, given the choice - what would you rather eat?

I know a few people that feed thier dogs human food only... not for any other reason but the dog (pet) is a baby/child replacement for them. So they treat the dog like a human being.

I will treat my dog with human food, but I don't think I would really want him on a human food diet, and for a similar reason as listed above... my family has a hard enough time eating meals ourselves, working the dogs special diet into the mix ----------- I couldn't handle it.

I have not tried the frozen peanut butter treats yet, but I will.
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Old 07-13-2006, 12:38 AM
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Feeding clean, good quality food has nothing to do with a dog being a "baby/child replacement".

Many people are uninformed about the bad quality ingredients in mainstream pet food, especially the kind you can find at grocery stores. If you are interested in reading about this, have a look here.
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Old 07-13-2006, 01:08 AM
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I don't think a dog will stop eating his kibble just because you give him/her human food. Tira has always gotten some sort of human food at some point in her life and she's always eaten her kibble. Gunner has always eaten his as well and neither show signs of not eating their dog food. If you continuously give a dog human food and never let it eat dog food on a regular basis I think it may be a problem...unless it's a home cooked prepared meal especially for dogs or a raw diet (ask mordy). Maybe it depends on the breed as to whether or not they'll eat their kibble. Some dogs NEVER want to eat dog food or they only want a specific brand.
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Old 07-13-2006, 10:31 PM
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I made Andy a peanut butter/kibble treat and he loved it! I mixed the PB and Kibble and put it around a rawhide stick. Then i froze it, and oila! A teething toy I did use natural peanut butter though..trying to be healthy
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Old 07-13-2006, 10:34 PM
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cool! Glad to hear he liked it!!
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Old 07-13-2006, 10:44 PM
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He loved it! Also got him to quit chewing on the furniture for a minute
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Old 07-13-2006, 11:01 PM
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To bad I can't just peanut butter Gunner's mouth, lol. j/k He'll grow out of the "chew on everything stage" eventually.
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