What kind of “human food” can I give to my dogs?

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Chuchie_Lipsz: What kind of “human food” can you give to your dogs?
I don’t want to feed her something she can die from.

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Answer by nineinchmeatwhistle
well eliminate Taco Bell and Jack in the Box since humans have died from that….

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  1. AJ says

    i think you can mostly give them any kind of human food. but not chocolate. i think you already know that but i usually give my dog leftovers and if my dog is good i give her like a potatoe chip. but some healthy food is good like carrots, potatoe skins, celery…. and she LOVES little sausages from my pizza! hope that helped you!

  2. aubrey p says

    My dog eats anything. We try not to feed him human food all the time , mainly because it's so high in fat. Regular dog food has all the nutrients a dog needs. However living in another country people do not worry about such things as americans do, they will feed their dogs whatever with no worries. Dogs will eat what they want and will know if its bad. My dog has eaten a whole bage of caffeine and nothing happened (not even hyper) and he loves coffee if he can grab some. Also he broke a bottle of B6 vitamins and ate almost all of them., I called a vet and pharmacists and they said most things dogs will just pee out. It take large amounts over and over for bad things to happen they said. However said that I still keep his human food in moderation (like on a special holiday or weekend as a treat).
    Before people owned dogs or before modern society they ate all kinds of things and still survived and are here on the planet today. That is how God made them.
    I wouldn't worry too much unless it is something poisonous. Not even chocolate !!!! It would take so much of that.

  3. mrceq says

    Well, it's a matter of try what he/she can tolerate, like us. But what I was explained by the vet is never: bananas, tomatoes, lettuce, bones, citrics, sweets, flour (bread, etc.).
    Try with very little portions and see what happens.

  4. PA728TX says

    As a general rule, giving dogs chocolate on purpose is NOT a good idea. The problem with chocolate is the theobromine and the caffeine content. Theobromine, if ingested, can cause hyperactivity, vomiting/diarrhea, increase urination, irregular/rapid heartbeat, seizures and tremors. Caffeine content can also cause hyperactivity, rapid heartbeat, tremors and seizures as well. When it comes to chocolate and dogs, here are some helpful guidelines for how much is too much:
    Milk Chocolate – one ounce per pound of body weight (more is harmful)
    Semi-Sweet Chocolate – one ounce per 3 pounds of body weight
    Baker's Chocolate – one ounce per 9 pounds of body weight (this is the most dangerous of all)
    The other issue I see is the milk you're adding. Dog's do not possess the enzyme that is necessary to digest dairy products. It's not a deadly thing, but you'll suffer some concequences, nonetheless. Fragrant diarrhea (or terrible gas build-up) may very well follow.
    As many others have mentioned other harmful foods, here is my own laundry list of dangerous foods:
    – alcohol (duh)
    – anti-freeze (duh again)
    – avocado (can be lethal – guacamole too)
    – broccoli (can cause upset stomach in large quatities)
    – grapes/raisins (just 6 grapes CAN kill a dog)
    – raw eggs (Avidin in it can cause major deformations)
    – fatty foods (can trigger pancreatitis in prone dogs)
    – liver (can cause vitamin A toxicity)
    – mistletoe (in larger amounts, generally)
    – mothballs (duh)
    – nuts (can cause bladder stones, and many other debilitating conditions)
    – green potatoes (contain solanum alkoids that can be dangerous)
    – Plants (like rhododendron, azalea, oleader, rhubarb, cycads, yew, and other houseplants)
    – nutmeg (can cause seizures and death)
    – onions (one small onion can contain enough thiosulphate to kill a dog)
    – salmon (especially raw, can cause salmon poisoning disease that can kill a dog within days)
    – salt (can trap gas in the intestines and kill a dog)
    – sugarless candy/gum (xylitol can cause liver damage)
    – tomatoes (contain atropine, a dangerous substance)
    – yeast dough (will rise in the stomach and can cause a rupture in the stomach or intestines)
    – fruit pits/seeds (apple seeds contain arsenic … so do peach pits)"

    Also, to respond top some other posts … milk chocolate CAN kill a dog, it just takes more of it than, say, baker's chocolate. Also, chicken bones can be perfectly fine for a dog, but not cooked chicken bones (when cooked, the bones get brittle and splinter … raw bones are usually fine, as many dogs on a BARF diet (bones and raw food) eat entire pieces of chicken whole, bones and all). Dogs can absolutely digest human foods … every meat and vegetable out there was animal food before it was ever human food! Animals have been around longer than humans. It's the cooking/seasoning process that might make some foods not ok for dogs. But many raw or cooked (not seasoned) "human foods" are not only ok for dogs, but are actually very good for them!

  5. th3dogmomma says

    Here is a list of what NOT to give your dog:

    *macadamia nuts
    *walnuts (nuts in general aren't good for dogs)
    *onions and garlic (this includes the powdered forms)
    *turkey skin (pancreatitous)
    *potatoes (only the ones that have started to turn green – these can also be poisonous to people)
    *grapes or raisins
    *sugar free items (xylitol is poisonous to dogs)
    *coffee, coffee grounds or other caffeine rich foods

    If you make your own dog food and don't include raw bones you have to supplement calcium.

    Also, apparently feeding the only the raw whites of eggs is bad and is believed to cause a biotin deficiency.

  6. metallicfyre587 says

    my parents fed our dog pretty much anything. it’s said that chocolate can kill them though. however, my dog did have some pieces of chocolate here and there and she was fine, but i still say to stay away from that. if you feed your dog too much “human food” though, it probably wont enjoy going back to dog food. our dog got too used to all the human food we fed her, and it pretty much became the only thing we fed her (she wouldnt touch her dog food).

  7. Horatio says

    Some things are specifically poisonous to dogs: onions, grapes, chocolate, chrysanthemum, tomato stems, walnuts, macadamia nuts, raw salmon, and too much garlic. Processed foods or processed sugar isn't good for them in general; that will lead to health problems when they get older. Citrus or diary can give some dogs diarrhea, but some dogs (like mine) like those things. Don't give whole cherries or anything else with a solid pit; they may choke or it may get stuck in their stomach. My dog can and will eat almost anything not on that list, but be aware that you may "spoil" your dog or make him expect to share human food if you do this too much, and don't let table scraps become too much of his diet. Regular dog food is better for your pet (assuming it isn't one of those cans of rat poison dog food).

  8. Jane H says

    My dog eats all my pizza when I don't eat it, all my hamburgers when I don't finish it, but that's just because I hate both those foods. Anyway, my dad trys to give her eggs with her meals alot. My dog likes lima beans, pizza, hamburger, eggs, and lots of table food. Her breath doesn't smell, she never gets sick, and she acts good. But don't feed your dog rice **

  9. wendyf46 says

    plain cooked deboned meats, plain vegetables, cottage cheese, hard boiled egg. we fed these to our Airedale and he got huge.

  10. musicgirl says

    First of all, don't feed her raisins, grapes, or chocolate. Carrots are very good for dogs. Our four dogs like to eat bread, cooked chicken (and any other kind of meat for that matter) and corn.

    ~Hope it helped!

  11. powerofxena says

    Carrots and apples are exceptionally good for dogs… plain chicken and plain rice are also good for dogs… just don't season them.

  12. wonka_nerds_lover_79 says

    you can give her meat and cheeses, some fish but not a lot, no junk,,especially chocolate,,chocolate will kill them..they can have white chocolate cause it's not really chocolate,they like ice cream too

  13. Dani F says

    Rice, plain chicken or other meats. Pumpkin (not pie mix just the plain canned pumpkin) is also really good to solidify stools. My dogs eat lots of vegetables too but that's just cause one of them loves green beans.

  14. paintedrain2 says

    Cooked un-seasoned chicken is fine. Cooked (or raw) carrots appeal to some dogs. Apples appeal to a few.

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