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Our boys eat nothing human. Its not to be mean but since they don't get any human food, they also don't beg and whine for food. You could be eating and have them on your lap and they won't even pay attention to you. They do however get the best doggy treats and chewies that money can buy :lol:
 

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i plead the fifth.....


ok kidding. i let chiwi try lots of things, because i'm having trouble finding a way to train her. she don't like anything except for greenies and cet chews as far as dog treats go (tried every one on the market!) she only eats her dog food when she is hungry for it. so i'm just trying to find something i can use for positive reinforcement. with her i can't use praise she gets so excited when you say good girl or whatever that she'll start barking and jumping around lol.

foods she's tried that she loves:

arroz con pollo
goat (oi dont' ask!)
chicken
mashed potatoes
 

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I wish I had withheld all human food from Lily because first of all, it just isn't healthy for her and secondly, she is a real pain in the patootie about begging. However, I started giving her human food the day I adopted her so now I am stuck. She doesn't get a lot of it anymore, given her sensitivity to fat, but she does get a bit of cheese as a reward for letting me brush her teeth every day. Lily would sell her soul for cheese. :lol:

I also give her 99% fat free ground turkey and rice (cooked in homemade, fat free and salt free chicken broth) on weekend mornings only. It's kind of a long story why I do that but I guess I think it's okay. :)
 

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Mine eat deoggie chews mainly but occasionally i will give them a little ham or cheese, but they also dont really have human food and never beg for it :wave:
 

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Mine love veggies...I give them brocoli, coliflower, green/red/yellow peppers, carrots and green beans They also like strawberries and peaches and plain yogurt. Sometimes they get some cheese, but that's very rare...they love seaweed ( i am giving that for the skin and coat)
They get them as treats in very small quantities and never when we are eating.
I've read the best way to feed your dog is in a raw diet, like beef cubes and veggies, but I feed them Wellness. Just switched from Eukanuba and they like it.

Never feed: chocolate, coffee, tea, anything with cafeine, fat trimmings, grapes and raisins, human vitamins or anything that contains too much iron, big amounts of liver, milk and dairy products, garlic, potatos, tomato leaves, raw eggs, raw fish, food that contains too much salt, peanuts, onions, baby food (it can contain onion powder), bones.
 

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Armando... said:
Mine love veggies...I give them brocoli, coliflower, green/red/yellow peppers, carrots and green beans They also like strawberries and peaches and plain yogurt. Sometimes they get some cheese, but that's very rare...they love seaweed ( i am giving that for the skin and coat)
They get them as treats in very small quantities and never when we are eating.
I've read the best way to feed your dog is in a raw diet, like beef cubes and veggies, but I feed them Wellness. Just switched from Eukanuba and they like it.

Never feed: chocolate, coffee, tea, anything with cafeine, fat trimmings, grapes and raisins, human vitamins or anything that contains too much iron, big amounts of liver, milk and dairy products, garlic, potatos, tomato leaves, raw eggs, raw fish, food that contains too much salt, peanuts, onions, baby food (it can contain onion powder), bones.
i belive it's only raw potatoes?
 

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Just a little question......How comes you cannot let chis eat grapes :oops: :?
here's an article i found for you:

In response to reports of dogs developing kidney failure after eating large amounts of grapes or raisins, the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) conducted a review of all related cases in its database. Veterinary toxicologists found that all of the companion canines developed vomiting within six hours of ingestion; the estimated amounts of grapes or raisins eaten ranged from nine ounces to two pounds. Other commonly reported signs included diarrhea, anorexia, lethargy and abdominal pain, and all of the dogs developed evidence of kidney disfunction. Adds APCC's Charlotte Means, DVM, "Whether the ingested grapes were purchased fresh from grocery stores or grown in private yards didn't seem to matter, nor did the brand eaten." Clinical signs lasted for several days--sometimes even weeks. And after aggressive treatment, which included intravenous fluids and medications, half of the dogs recovered, while the others died or had to be euthanized.

At present, the exact role of grapes or raisins in these cases--what exactly is the toxic component--is still unclear. But a dog who has ingested large amounts can now be diagnosed and treated successfully. The first line of defense is decontamination, and the canine should be hospitalized and placed on IV fluids. If the blood work appears normal after three days, it's unlikely that kidney failure will occur; if there is evidence of renal failure, more aggressive treatment--including fluids, medication and possibly dialysis--is called for. For more on treating and identifying poisoning from grapes and raisins, please visit APCC online.

If you suspect that your dog has ingested large quantities of raisins or grapes--or any other potentially dangerous substance--call your veterinarian or the APCC's emergency hotline at 1-888-4-ANI-HELP for round-the-clock telephone assistance. For more information on poison prevention, go to APCC online.

UPDATE: ARE TOO MANY GRAPES AND RAISINS BAD FOR DOGS?

When ASPCA News Alert ran an item two weeks ago (August 22, 2002) on the incidence of poisoning in dogs from the ingestion of large amounts of grapes and raisins, many readers wanted to know more. We checked in with the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center's Dr. Jill A. Richardson for the answers to your questions:


Several canine caretakers wrote in to say that they would no longer give their pets the occasional grape or raisin as a treat. "There are many people who have decided to do the same thing," responds Richardson, "but no one has reported poisoning from their pets ingesting the occasional single grape or raisin. The cases we have received involved ingestion of 2 ounces to 4.4 ounces."

Dog-owning reader Bill Benson was concerned that the few slices of banana he regularly shares with his basenji at breakfast could be harmful to her. Not to worry--"Bananas are okay," says Richardson.

B.J. Shultis e-mailed us about the family's 11-year-old dog, who has had fresh fruit and veggie snacks--including grapes, lettuce and carrots--throughout his life. "After all the years of giving him grapes as treats, could he still possibly get kidney dysfunction?" Shultis asks. Replies Richardson, "We haven't had any reports of dogs developing long-term effects from small ingestion of grapes--one or two as treats, I assume--over the years."

"Can grapes or raisins hurt small animals such as rats and gerbils?" wonders Paula Lizotte. The APCC has not yet received a case involving small animals, or pocket pets, and grapes or raisins. "But we still don't know why some types of the fruit are causing problems and others are not," says Richardson. "And we have had one case of kidney failure in a cat who ate raisins."
 

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Gee.... Gadget eats alot of things.. I make sure that he isn't begging when I feed him.. I also feed him his dinner when we are eating ours that stopped the begging before it got started.. I give him cauliflour, apples, cheese, bread(only the crest in very small pieces and never white bread), chicken, this summer we are going to do the water melon and see if he likes it.. it is mostly water so it is good for them...

I wil usually give him human food in moderation.. I never just give it him in large quanties..

His favorite is POPCORN!!!!!!!

he gets his peanut butter a nd his low fat cream cheese in his kong... Most of the tiime it is one little scoop with the knife.. so he isn't getting that much...

I have noticed he loves peanuts.. but he doesn't get them that often because I don't buy them but every so often because I eat too many of them if I had them around all the time..

I never give him anything that contains onions, garlic, chocolate or anything that is bad for him..

he also gets his doggie treats... mostly for tricks and good boy potty treats...

The funny thing is that if I don't notice he went potty where he was suppose to he wil stand there by his potty pad and look at me and if I don't notice then he will bark once at me then He wil look up at where his treat bowl is.. I know he is well trained huh? I think I will have to give him good boy potty treats for the rest of his life... hehehhehe
 

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Jasmine loves cheese, so she gets a little cheese several times a week. She also likes boiled chicken, ham, and hamburger. She gets these only occasionally and always cooked. I'm not a big fan of the raw diet - too many potential bacteria.

I'll also give her little bits of plain shortbread cookies, cottage cheese and plain yogurt. She gets people food only occasionally, not every day.
 

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I guess I am paranoid...Gizmo only eats his kibble, biscuits that I divide up for the day (he gets a piece when he goes "outside") oh and his greenie every 2-3 days, he gets to have about half...other than that he doesn't eat people food except for chicken that he got to eat twice...lol

I just don't want him begging for food, he tries too though but after an attempt he realizes he isn't getting anything and either goes to sleep or chews on his nylabone.
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SunnyFLMum said:
I guess I am paranoid...Gizmo only eats his kibble, biscuits that I divide up for the day (he gets a piece when he goes "outside") oh and his greenie every 2-3 days, he gets to have about half...other than that he doesn't eat people food except for chicken that he got to eat twice...lol

I just don't want him begging for food, he tries too though but after an attempt he realizes he isn't getting anything and either goes to sleep or chews on his nylabone.
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You're not paranoid. Stick to your guns whatever others might say. Frasier gets no human food ever. My mom thinks this is so mean. It's not about begging. It's about health. Most vets will tell you absolutely no human food. I've spent two nights sitting in a vet clinic crying and praying over a pup that had pancreatitis attacks from eating human food. After that, I actually listened when my vet explained why human food was bad and vowed to never give it to another dog.

There's another advantage to this. When your dog is 14 or so and becomes listless, has some aging disease or another, and stops eating. Then you pull out the boiled chicken or other human foods they've never had and you've opened up a whole new world to them. It's still not healthy, but at that point making them happy and giving them reasons to want to keep living is all that matters.
 

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ok i give ...chicken,boiled or sliced, ham, little bit of tuna, turkey , ok sometimes pizza :oops: ....and cheeseburger ...... :oops:
apples....

that's it i think.... :D

kisses nat
 

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It's very hard with a 3 year old to not give Zeus any human food; however I do watch her like a hawk when she has food. Zeus will eat anything, but I limit it to fresh veggies (especially raw baby carrots), boiled chicken, and occassionally a small piece of cheese. I recently had to move the cat dry food on top of the dryer because Zeus would eat the whole bowl if I let him. Just recently, Zeus started hoping on the dining room chair when we sat down for a meal. I don't mind that since he doesn't beg. He just sits there as if he's waiting for me to put a plate out for him which isn't going to happen in this house.. lol. That's where I draw the line.
 

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the only thing my chis have ever had is cheese....i will sometimes just give them little peices as a reward or treat for something....i dont want to get them toooo spoiled :lol:
 
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