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Before, I was wondering if I could talk to my dog because the first question that I would ask would be, "Are you happy living with me?" Then I realized that the question could be answered easily by just observing your pet as to how it behaves with regard to your presence. Being a dog lover is way too different than just being an owner because you treat your pooch not just a pet but another member of the family. Being family means that it gets to share with the stuffs the family is in with including food. Do you have that feeling when you are eating something new and you want your pup to have a taste too? It is normal that you want your pup to share the same wonderful experience you have.
However this kind of thinking should have its own limits because everything that is offered too much is not good including dog food. And with regard to foods, you need not forget that your pooch is still a dog with different nutritional requirements and there are some ingredients that are not advisable to be eaten by your pet. If you only meant well without thinking about the possible consequences, be reminded of the following point. First, it is not advisable to feed your pooch with food scraps. Feed your pup before you eat your own meal so that it will no longer linger under your table wishing for more.
If you want your pet to be healthy don't feed it with commercial dog food. These contain harmful substances which can make your pooch sick in the long run. You do not save anything when you buy something commercial because the money not spent today will definitely be spent sometime in the future with a bigger chunk. Some human foods are not made to be eaten by animals including among others are chocolate, macadamia nuts, grapes, and corn. Second, train your pet not to accept dog food from strangers. There are people who give food to animals because they feel pity for it, especially when the animal is so lean and has been deprived by food for days.
However there are also those who might have a hidden agenda with regard to animals. Your pup might be a victim if it eats anything which contains poison. Start the training with your family. Tell them not to give your pup any dog food or treat at any time of the day and when you go for a walk make sure that it is not hungry so that it won't accept any foods from strangers. Third, secure your garbage bins. Dogs have that fondness for trash and they love to explore waste baskets for fun. Your pooch might eat something unwanted from the trash which can make it sick.
Be a responsible dog owner and learn that sometimes it is for your pet's advantage when you don't allow it to eat dog food scraps
 

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Actually, I changed Mimi's diet. No two days are the same. I give her once or twice a week her dry dog food (Royal Canin for Medium Dogs), and on the other days, I give chicken necks, boiled chicken breasts, sardines, mackerel, raw eggs, etc... Mimi from very young disliked any dog food I brought her. She was on the Hill's Science Diet when we got her from the RSPCA - it gave her an allergy and she itched like crazy. I changed her to Advance (Vet suggestion), she refused to eat ... then I tried Royal Canin which she eats but without much enthusiasm. She gets a bone on occasion and enjoys that very much.
 

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First, it is not advisable to feed your pooch with food scraps. Feed your pup before you eat your own meal so that it will no longer linger under your table wishing for more.
If you want your pet to be healthy don't feed it with commercial dog food. These contain harmful substances which can make your pooch sick in the long run.
Well, Billy gets fed AFTER us and he never goes under the table looking for food - as we have always told him to go lay on his bed at all mealtimes. We release him when the table has been cleared away. He is never given scraps from the table and he does very well on Wellness Core dog food, which I believe to be a high quality grain free kibble. ;)
 

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Well, Billy gets fed AFTER us and he never goes under the table looking for food - as we have always told him to go lay on his bed at all mealtimes. We release him when the table has been cleared away. He is never given scraps from the table and he does very well on Wellness Core dog food, which I believe to be a high quality grain free kibble. ;)
I've read that this is the way to go too...
 

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The OP post is spam.

Also everything hes saying about commercial dog food only applies to the low quality foods. Keep feeding your dogs what you want and if you have any specific diet questions feel free to ask.



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Commercial dog food can be very bad for dogs. It often has a lot of fillers and a low amount of meat. Dogs are naturally carnivores and need a diet with a lot of meat. Commercial dog food often is filled with wheat, corn and rice. Dogs would never naturally eat this and can give then allergies. Check the label on your dog foods and see what the main ingredients are. Often there are animal by-products including beaks, feathers and feet!
There are many great grain free dog foods. Orijen is the best with a 75% meat content. Taste of the Wild and Acana are also great kibbles.
If you are into doing homemade meals you should check out BirkDale PetMix. You just add meat and water to the mix. My dog loves it and it is so easy to make. I can pronounce every name on the label and most ingredients are human grade. Their website is dogcancerinfo.com
Hope this helps.
 

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I dont agree with dogs eating food other than a good dog food personally. Dogs all do different on different dog foods. My parents feed commercial dog food and all of their dogs are the most healthy long lived dogs I have ever seen.... Everybody has their own opinion..vets feed science diet and tell their clients to feed that...but if you do your research it is NO better than what you buy at your local grocery store. Now my dogs are all on different foods because they all have different needs and react different.
 

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Yeah....I'm gonna trust my vet for my dog's food over a spammer on the net...my dog is on Pro Plan btw, rich in chicken meat, which is the best meat for dogs according to my vet.
 

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each vet will tell you something different. each dogs system is different as well. if your dog is healthy and has no issues then good
 

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Well the dog food I feed my dog is 1 star quality. I feel bad, but I can't do anything about it because neither my parents or I have the money. ):
 

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There are many great grain free dog foods. Orijen is the best with a 75% meat content. Taste of the Wild and Acana are also great kibbles.

Billy did not do too well on the Orijen, not sure why:(. I was pleased when looking at the dog food analysis site that Wellness Core is also a 6 star food - and he does FANTASTIC on it.

I can only get Taste of the Wild on the internet and I have to be honest that I have never seen/heard of Acana.:eek:
 
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