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Old 10-03-2006, 01:51 AM   #1
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I just have a question that's been on my mind B4 but I never felt it needed to be asked here on the DogForum but since I caught my pups licking the heck outta my carnival lollypop I put down just for a sec. I figured it'll probably be quite informative to find out the answer to this. My pups are like human babies you can't keep your eye off them for one second or else they'll be doing something they shouldn't. Like just a few minutes ago I put down my giant rainbow colored swirly pop I got at a carnival and got up to get a glass of water. Next thing I know my two pups are licking the lollypop like crazy. I wanted to know if it was safe that they be licking it and what other types of human foods/snacks are safe and unsafe. I already know chocolate is toxic to dogs. But what else is there ?? I dropped a piece of grilled chicken on the floor the other day and before I can pick it up they ate it. So I wanna know if that kinda stuff is safe for them to eat.
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That is a very good question. I hope this list
http://www.vetinfo4dogs.com/dtoxin.html
helps you. There are some foods on there that I know I never would have thought of as poisonous, like raisins. I am not too sure about the garlic. There are people who make cookies with liver and garlic for their dogs, but this site says they are toxic.
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Old 10-08-2006, 10:43 PM   #3
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That is a very good question. I hope this list
http://www.vetinfo4dogs.com/dtoxin.html
helps you. There are some foods on there that I know I never would have thought of as poisonous, like raisins. I am not too sure about the garlic. There are people who make cookies with liver and garlic for their dogs, but this site says they are toxic.
Yes, that site was quite informative but I need to know more detailed list. I'm a sucker for puppy dog eyes when I'm eating at the table and can't help but toss a few pieces off my plate and I just wanna know what's okay for them to have and what's not. Other dog owners I've spoken to says Dogs can general take any human foods in small amount except Chocolate. Earlier I shared some pepperoni off my pizza with my pups. I licked the cheese off and any sauce so that it's just the pepperoni I'm giving them but I wanna know your opinions as to what safe or not. I'd really like to hear from long time dog owners who have a lot of experience in Dog care.
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My lot eat most things in moderation . the parrots cast offs, fruit peanuts etc. They love most fruitespecially bananas
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Well I know how hard it is to resist those EYES but you really should try.
Spices and chemicals are not good for them. So I would not give them pepperoni, at least not very much or very often! The spices can irritate their stomach I hear.

You also might want to think about putting the leftover human food that you want to give them into the bowl instead of hadning it to them. This is for two reasons. One is that by feeding at the table, you create beggars. They become bums and hang out at the dinner table waiting for you to throw something. They may even do it to other family members or guests. The other reason is that if your dog is in the habit of taking food out of people's hands, they may take food from total strangers. I once caught a guy at work feeding my dog oreo cookies. The chocolate is bad for the dog and the sugar is very bad for the teeth. I asked him to stop and he said "why is is sick?" I just told him that I did not want my dog eating that stuff and that it was my business. It would have been a lot easier if Zircon had not been in the habit of eating food out of my hand.

So anyway, I rinse off any sauce or spices before doggy gets table scraps and into the bowl it goes.
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I have no sympathy for beggars! We only occasionally give the dogs a bit of human food if it is bland and only then in very small amounts. That being said, the brats have gotten into the steel garbage can in the kitchen several times (it's a team effort too!), and have had sorry stomachs for their trouble. Last week they ate plums.

I also agree that it's best never to feed directly from the table, it should go into their bowls. We do give them pumpkin with their kibble to reduce gas. Seems to work fine.

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I'm a sucker for puppy dog eyes when I'm eating at the table and can't help but toss a few pieces off my plate and I just wanna know what's okay for them to have and what's not.
I think feeding from the table is a big no-no. Yes it will turn them into beggars & they will definitely beg, & learn to steal, from strangers/guests in your home. You may then find that people just don't want to come over!

Friends of mine had a large dog like this & I hated going over there for a meal because you just ended up guarding your dinner plate the entire time. They thought it was funny!

My dogs occasionally get left-overs but nothing spicy & nothing with salt & it goes into their bowls once everyone is finished eating. For high value treats I buy chicken or offal (heart, kidneys, that sort of thing) & boil them, let them cool down & then cut into small pieces for training.

Also you should never give your dogs a treat that they haven't worked for. Make them do a sit, down or stay before treating them. I find when they get hyper & pesty that 5 minutes of sits & downs with treats usually takes it out of them!

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I totally agree with the above. Teaching dogs to accept food from the table while you are eating is asking for trouble.

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http://www.dogforum.org/showthread.php?t=2772
this post was from last week and has a good list.

i totally agree with not feeding dogs from the table. don't get them started down this road!

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