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Mercury
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What's okay for dogs to eat?
I know they can't have chocolate, onions or grapes.
Here's the thing, whenever I make a salad my chihuahuas are johnny on the spot to suck up anything that winds up in the floor.
They both suck up broccoli, carrots, cauliflower and peas like vacuums.
I know that peas and carrots are ok because they put them in commercial dog food.
But what about broccoli and cauliflower? What about lettuce and tomatoes? What about bread? They love bread crusts.
What about fish? Whenever we have fish, my female Chi Buffy, sulks when she doesn't get any.
What about garlic bread?
They both sulk when they don't get garlic bread.
Should I let them have fish and garlic bread?
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5/21/2009 2:33:06 AM Reply To Post
zoocrew
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RE: What's okay for dogs to eat?
Fish is fine, provided they do not get any bones.
I would be careful with the garlic bread. Garlic tends to be a bit salty and although many suggest garlic for fleas, too much garlic can cause anemia.
Lettuce is fine. Tomatos are fine as well but I don't think they are supposed to have the seeds.
I think broccoli and cauliflower are fine in moderation.
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5/21/2009 9:24:24 PM Reply To Post
ladydi617
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RE: What's okay for dogs to eat?
My sister in law is a dog trainer and specialist with dogs. If it is good enough for us to eat it is good for them but chocolate and so on of course. Veggies are good for your dog, hence good for us,
All the recalls awhile back, also they can eat raw chicken. she gives them to her dogs in the summer frozen and with the uncooked bones they can eat them it is once there cooked they splinter, uncooked there rubbery,
There also finding that people food is better for them than dog food
As said if it is good for us it is good for them.
Also they do tend to get tired of kibbles all the time. Wouldn't you get tired of eating same thing everyday?
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5/23/2009 3:26:20 AM Reply To Post
Mercury
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RE: What's okay for dogs to eat?
Dear zoocrew,
Thanks for the advice about tomato seeds. I didn't know they were bad.
I use real garlic for my garlic bread and never garlic salt.
And when I do make garlic bread, it's only about once every two months.
Thank you for telling me that my baby girl can have fish now and then.
When we have fish it's tilapia fillets.
There aren't any bones in the fillets.
I see to that.
I was worried that my sweet baby girl would be harmed by her occasional fish dinners. She loves fish so.
Who ever heared of a fish eating Chihuahua.
She's my darling girl. I wouldn't want her to be hurt by the fish she loves so much.
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5/23/2009 6:40:23 AM Reply To Post
Mercury
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RE: What's okay for dogs to eat?
So Ladydi617,
You are saying that the broccoli and carrots that my chihuahuas love so much are good for them?!?!?
They love veggies.
Mind you they both eat their kibbles and bits. (roasted chicken flavor only).
But my Spike and my Buffy love fresh roasted turkey more than anything.
But they eat veggies better than I do. They even eat veggies that I wouldn't touch.
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5/23/2009 7:00:19 AM Reply To Post
JaeTee
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RE: What's okay for dogs to eat?
According to the vets that my rescue groups work with, garlic in very, very small amounts. It can lead to anemia. Also they all agreed, never chicken bones, cooked or uncooked. Broccoli, carrots, beans, cauliflower, lettuce, tomates (no seeds), chicken, turkey, and fish. They also said an egg scrambled once a week is good for their coat. When you give them treats like fish, garlic bread, and meat decrease their kibble so they don't get overly plump. You sound like a wonderful mom to your chihuahua. :)
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5/23/2009 1:20:02 PM Reply To Post
Mercury
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RE: What's okay for dogs to eat?
Dear JaeTee,
Garlic bread is an occasional treat. I don't give it to my two chi's often. And when I do make garlic bread it's made fresh. No garlic salt. Just real garlic roasted and rubbed on bread. My chi's get a bit of crust.
You said my babies, my chi's can occasionally have eggs?
I never give them bones of any kind. But you said that they can sometimes have eggs?
The eat kibble's and bits (roasted chicken and veggies) most of the time.
But I admit, occasionally as a treat I give them scrambled eggs. They don't always like eggs but sometimes they do.
But they love fish and broccoli.
I can imagine many parents who would love to have their kids love fish, broccoli, carrots and cauliflour.
My two chi's don't seem to be gluttons.
Although kibble is available 24/7, they don't seem to over eat.
My male chihuahua was recently weighed at 6.04 lbs.
My female chihuahua was recently weighed at 5.61 lbs.
They both love Thanksgiving. They love getting a piece of the BIRD. They want some BIRD bub.
Honestly, I think they look a little thin, but my vet says they are healthy. He says that for their height and size my chi's have a healthy weight.
Of course my perspective of a healthy weight might be messed up by my mothers cat.
Reilly O'Rollans was a half Ragdoll and half Siamese. He weighed 25 lbs. He was a happy healthy cat up until he was killed by a dog when he was 17 years old.
Well he lived the life of Rielly until he died.
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5/25/2009 6:01:43 AM Reply To Post
VetTech
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RE: What's okay for dogs to eat?
I think that what you are giving is ok but you have condition them to know when you are eating they get to have some also..my dogs get pineapple,apples,carrots,green beans,but never BREAD..it has too much sodium which has a bad effect,also gives them gas really bad,..but bread can make them bloat,because of the yeast in it. If you really want to give them a great treat make them some all natural dog treats.there is thousands of recipes on the web. Also I give my dogs yogurt for their digestive system,and have also incorporated missing link into their diet which helps with coat,joints,teeth,and overall health..doggiefoods.com is the cheapest site I have found it on..so good luck..
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5/27/2009 11:21:12 AM Reply To Post
Mercury
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RE: What's okay for dogs to eat?
Dear VetTech,
Thank you for the advice. That is exactly what I was looking for.
I've always been a cat person. My hubby is a dog person.
My Chihuahua's were a compromise.
A Vet once told me that Chi's were cats that bark.
All the things that I mentioned feeding them before, are an OCCASIONAL treat.
Mostly they live on Kibbles and Bits. I restrict their "person food" to about once every 2 weeks.
Well,except for veggies.
They love carrots and peas. They also love broccoli and cauliflower.
I give them veggies without restriction.
Whatever I pick in my garden, I give my Chi's about 1/8th of what I pick.
My babies love veggies. They love peas and broccoli and chard.
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6/5/2009 3:48:48 AM Reply To Post
orojang
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RE: What's okay for dogs to eat?
Too be sure no garlic as well, you can feed pure steam meat no cooking with oil and without spices ( To make sure ). Sometimes your pet can get allergic from food, just make an observing. The food is very important to your dog. At my hometown, they give food to their dogs without knowledge, so their dogs always get suffer until the death (at young ages). It’s just like human be. I agree with all comments!
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6/5/2009 12:50:35 PM Reply To Post
LayZd
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RE: What's okay for dogs to eat?
You have to be careful that you don't feed your dog anything that is high in fat or salt. Some dogs can't tolerate vegies. Here are a few things that are good for dogs, eggs, rice, tuna fish. Please check out my recent blog post "Pancreatitis in Dogs", there are some things you should be aware of before feeding your dog people food. [URL]http://layzdaisy.blogspot.com/2009/05/pancreatitis-in-dogs.html[/URL]
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6/5/2009 2:16:57 PM Reply To Post
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RE: What's okay for dogs to eat?
It is a mystery how and when man tamed the dog and had to worry about dog nutrition and how to feed a dog for the first time. I found this video on youtube and was just wondering if anyone here had any thoughts or additional suggestions? [URL]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGPpeBL_xnM[/URL]
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11/25/2009 9:18:31 PM Reply To Post