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Eazyb23
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PostSubject: Human food   Mon Oct 13, 2014 8:18 pm

Hey everyone. Thanks for all your help so far to this new doggy owner.

Here is my question.

My husky is 5 months old. And I want to give him human food. The only human food he has ever tried is peanut butter. Nothing else. What else can I give him. I dont want to look for a meal but just so he can get a taste. Like chicken breast, steak, or any type of human food.

Thank you!
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PostSubject: Re: Human food   Mon Oct 13, 2014 8:25 pm

Can I ask why you want to give him human food? Most human foods are not good for a dog's system, and can cause stomach issues like diarrhea.

If you're interested in feeding real protein sources, do some research here on feeding raw.

If you're looking to supplement your dog's diet, try raw bones from the butcher, carrots, and apple slices. In small amounts, they are good treats.
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PostSubject: Re: Human food   Mon Oct 13, 2014 9:06 pm

I am unsure your definition of Human food.

But I feed mine a load of human food such as: salmon, salmon oil, white fish, sea kelp, spinach, carrot, sweet potato, potato, butter squash, watermelon, apple(no seed) berries, green peas, tomato, egg, egg shells, pasta, rice, greek yogurt, liver, hearts, tripe, duck, turkey, beef, chicken, games, bones,etc.
(cooking method/ consuming would be different from mine own meal)

In terms of treat, you can go for berries, dehydrated liver, beef jerky (no BBQ flavor nor peppercorn, just the plain) etc.

I would like to warn you that, if your 4 legs friend is a fussy eater, better not to offer it a "tasting menu" that would just set yourself up.
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PostSubject: Re: Human food   Mon Oct 13, 2014 9:54 pm

Grizzly&Charcoal wrote:
I am unsure your definition of Human food.

This pretty much sums it up right here. It really depends on the type of "human food" you're referring to. First you have natural/organic foods like fish, beef, poultry, eggs, pork, apples, etc. Then you have processed and GMO foods...

To be clear, it is perfectly fine to feed your dog human grade food, however due to a Husky's relatively sensitive stomach I wouldn't recommend feeding him people food in high quantity unless you want to turn it into his staple diet. I would also avoid giving him things like microwave pizza, candy, and other things that were probably grown in a lab. Razz

Actually if I recall correctly before dog food was a thing farm dogs used to live off of table scrapes. I remember reading that somewhere, but can't remember where so I'm not 100% sure on it. So basically anything that's natural is probably fine unless he's allergic to it, even some processed food can be allowed on very special occasions (I gave Yukon a small portion of a Double Cheesebuger from McDonald's once). Hope I helped!
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PostSubject: Re: Human food   Mon Oct 13, 2014 10:17 pm

@AMB wrote:

Grizzly&Charcoal wrote:
I am unsure your definition of Human food.


This pretty much sums it up right here. It really depends on the type of "human food" you're referring to. First you have natural/organic foods like fish, beef, poultry, eggs, pork, apples, etc. Then you have processed and GMO foods...

To be clear, it is perfectly fine to feed your dog human grade food, however due to a Husky's relatively sensitive stomach I wouldn't recommend feeding him people food in high quantity unless you want to turn it into his staple diet. I would also avoid giving him things like microwave pizza, candy, and other things that were probably grown in a lab. Razz

I am not sure which one was the GMO food that I have listed, please kindly indicated =)

Secondly, those dehydrated liver and beef jerky that I am referring to are the human grade but not for human consumption.

Apparently, dry kibble are grown in a lab too =) Therefore, back to basic, natural, simple, limited processed food would be benefit to both, dogs and human. Try to cut down coloring, flavoring, additive, etc food, especially for dogs. =)
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PostSubject: Re: Human food   Mon Oct 13, 2014 10:28 pm

I wasn't referring to you when I said GMO foods, I was talking about anyone giving a dog GMO or processed foods in general. I only quoted your first part of your post because I was pointing out that the definition of "human food" would be the deciding factor in weather or not it's okay to feed it to your dog. The second sentence in my post was for the OP. Meanwhile he rest of my post wasn't aimed at you ( or anyone for that matter) in any way, shape, or form and in fact I agree with everything you have said thus far... :/
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PostSubject: Re: Human food   Mon Oct 13, 2014 10:39 pm

@AMB wrote:
I wasn't referring to you when I said GMO foods, I was talking about anyone giving a dog GMO or processed foods in general. I only quoted your first part of your post because I was pointing out that the definition of "human food" would be the deciding factor in weather or not it's okay to feed it to your dog. The second sentence in my post was for the OP. Meanwhile he rest of my post wasn't aimed at you ( or anyone for that matter) in any way, shape, or form and in fact I agree with everything you have said thus far... :/

AMB:

Thank you for clarify. =)

I was unsure that did anything in the list is a GMO food which I am unaware of.
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PostSubject: Re: Human food   Mon Oct 13, 2014 10:55 pm

Hey, easy, I've skimmed the responses so far and I think mine will fit in well.
Please tell me why you want to feed you dog human food? Would you feed a gerbil a steak, or a horse? Would you feed a snake or an iguana grass?? I hope that the answer to both those questions is "No, in fact, god NO!" - so why do you want to feed your dog human food??
While there are some good similarities between them and us, we're both mammals, we're both omnivores, we're both pack oriented - - - but there are some major differences as well. Their stomach acids are a lot stronger than ours, their eyes are both better and worse (they don't see the same color range we do, they do see motion much better), they have bigger teeth and fewer molars (while they are omnivores, their primary diet is meat, they don't chew much!).

Add to that the fact that a good portion of what we eat isn't good for them and in some cases flat out poisonous feeding human food is not a good idea. As others have noted feeding human quality food prepared for dogs is an entirely different ball of wax.

If you're doing it for a treat, don't! Get a good quality dog treat and use those when you need a treat for training.

Finally, if you're bound and determined to feed him human food be prepared for an obnoxious monster. He'll want whatever you're eating and it's hard for them to get their minds around "you gave it to me yesterday, why can't i beg for it today" and they will beg - you've just opened a can of worms you'll wish you never had opened.

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PostSubject: Re: Human food   Tue Oct 14, 2014 1:21 am

Easy, as the others have stated, can you please clarify what you mean by human food? I have studied and read many, many articles here and on the web, I will say I am not trained in pet nutrition, as in I never went to school, however, I am going to disagree with some of my fellow posters. Since dogs are descendants of wolves, and wolves eat mainly meat, bones and fur, with very little vegetation, dogs are carnivores. Yes indeed Aidan, before dog food, people gave scraps.

I agree on, dogs are not good chewers unless it's a bone, they have a lot of acid in their stomachs then we do. When giving hard foods such as carrots I would lightly steam them unless said dog is teething then give raw, apples raw are fine because it has slightly higher amounts of water than a carrot, so a slightly better item to digest properly. Raw hard vegies are harder to eat (chew) and digest, the breakdown if you will, involves a bigger process and the dog ends up loosing the vitamins, hope that makes sense, they get more benefit from lightly steamed, if you go fruit and vegie route.

This will produce a picky eater unless you are dedicated to feeding raw. I feed my girl a mix of meat, kibble and raw meat, with added eggs and on occasion greek yogurt and can pure pumpkin. I'm not a big fan of the raw diet that includes fruits and vegetables, I am a big fan of feeding raw and being a benefit to your dog, if it's meat, bones and supplements, unless you kill your own prey and know that particular animal is disease free, then I'd say give meat, bones, fur, everything and you remove the few things that are bad.

There are many human foods that are poisonous to dogs, so you have to know what you can and can't give, examples are no onions, no peppers, no raisins, no grapes, etc. Also you have to know that with seafood there are some salmon that are mercury laced, you don't want to feed any type of fish that come from certain areas. Grizz, being in the UK may be different for you. Lastly no cooked bones of any sort, even can salmon is a no no because the salmon is cooked, and they include salmon bones in the canning process.

Bottom line, we all have a way we want to feed our pets, as long as they are happy and healthy that is the important thing. Please read through some of the threads here, specifically the raw feed section, there is a ton of info. Of course if you have more questions put up a post, we are all happy giving our 2 cents.
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PostSubject: Re: Human food   Wed Oct 15, 2014 5:44 pm

Does ice cream count?

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PostSubject: Re: Human food   Wed Oct 15, 2014 10:33 pm

So whT i mean by human food is when in eating a burrito with tortia chips is it ok to give him a chip because i feel bad when he smells/ sees it. Or a peaice of steak from the burrito. Or maybe a peice of chicken from the oven when i make chicken and potatoes.

Im not gonna cook a pizza and make him have it for his dinner. I just want him to getva tast if something else. Im just asking is is ok to give hom these foods so i dont make a mistake and give him something that can make him very ill. Like something with onion.
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PostSubject: Re: Human food   Wed Oct 15, 2014 11:06 pm

We do it all the time - now, if you do not want your dog begging for food at the table, don't do it. However, hubby is a softy and says if we eat, doggy eats. Just don't feed him chocolate, raisins, grapes, garlic, onion xylitol - there's some others, I forget what. ASPCA has a list.
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PostSubject: Re: Human food   Wed Oct 15, 2014 11:11 pm

If you give a dog food you're eating, like chips from a burrito, he will learn to beg and be a pest at every meal. Giving him your dinner can cause stomach upset, and a selective eater-meaning he'll skip his meals in hopes of the good stuff.

That said, there are foods dogs shouldn't eat at all, like onions, avocados, grapes, chocolate, etc.

I am of the strict "my food is not your food" school of thought... meaning if I dropped a steak on the floor, my dog wouldn't touch it, because she has no idea what "people food" is. For me, it means a nicely behaved dog at meal times or when guests are over... no annoying begging or counter surfing.
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PostSubject: Re: Human food   Thu Oct 16, 2014 11:43 am

@Eazyb23 wrote:
So whT i mean by human food is when in eating a burrito with tortia chips is it ok to give him a chip because i feel bad when he smells/ sees it. Or a peaice of steak from the burrito. Or maybe a peice of chicken from the oven when i make chicken and potatoes.

Im not gonna cook a pizza and make him have it for his dinner. I just want him to getva tast if something else.  Im just asking is is ok to give hom these foods so i dont make a mistake and give him something that can make him very ill. Like something with onion.

I would advise against it. Our food generally contains a plethora of ingredients, spices, artificial flavors and/or colors, and preservatives. These are not good for your dog...while we're at it a good portion if it isn't good for us either. In addition to the food not being good for your dog, it encourages begging and not eating their own food in anticipation of yours. Many people slip their dogs bits and pieces of their own food thinking it is an act of love. In many cases it is quite a disservice to the dog who doesn't know any better. A true act of love would be to show some tough love and only give them foods that are healthy for them.

Now I will say that slipping them pieces of raw meat before you cook and season it would be a healthier alternative.

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PostSubject: Re: Human food   Thu Oct 16, 2014 11:53 am

I'm not saying it's right, but Loki ends up getting human food often. My one year old has developed a habit of 'one bite for me, one bite for Loki'. I try to remember to put Loki outside before we sit down for dinner or he sits at the high chair begging now.
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PostSubject: Re: Human food   Thu Oct 16, 2014 12:17 pm

Casey, there is a difference between feeding on purpose and accidentally. I have an 11 month old and a 2 yr old so lots of food ends up on the floor and in the dogs' stomach thanks to the kids. We can't control their every move. But the purpose of this thread is intentionally feeding dogs our food.

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PostSubject: Re: Human food   Thu Oct 16, 2014 12:22 pm

I think I missed my point. I was agreeing with the others that once they start getting human food, they become giant beggers.
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PostSubject: Re: Human food   Thu Oct 16, 2014 12:31 pm

Gotcha! My chi has gotten to where he will climb into the high chair to pick up the food left behind. I have to watch him constantly.

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