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Foods You Shouldn't Feed Your Dogs?
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Foods You Shouldn\'t Feed Your Dogs?

I read all the time statements saying "Don't feed you dogs human food". Well when I was a very young girl and living on the farm, we had only human food. We would grow all our food like veggies, livestock, and chickens, and nothing would go to waste. When we'd fix supper, all the stem's , leaves, and fillers would go into a pail along with any scrapes from the meats. Any left overs would go in there also, and this is what you feed the dogs and piggies. You never heard of them getting any human disease's.

So when did they start producing commercial dog food?

The first known maker of dog food was James Spatts in 1860 and they were dog biscuit's. He started out with a noble idea. The poor dogs were being feed rotting and moldy scraps from the sailors off the ships. He can up with a biscuit made from wheat, veggies, beetroot, and beef blood, and even made them in the shape of a dog bone. It was a great idea. Soon everyone wanted to make dog food.

Pet food provides a great and convenient way for slaughter houses to use up the waste matter, like liver, heads, intestines, udders, even diseased and or cancerous parts of the dead animals. Also the farmers who have moldy and spoiled grains can be put in the mix. Wheat and corn are very bad for the dogs and can be toxic. But it's all in the dog food. you ask :Why are dogs getting human disease's? Because of all the really bad stuff in there food. So now we're back to square one giving our dogs rotting and spoiled food.

I do know that apricots are bad because of the way they're processed. Chocolate is very bad.Grapes, raisins are too. Wheat and corn gluten are also. Junk food like french fries, hamburgers buns, meat from hamburger's made with pink slime, food coloring red 3 &4 and yellow 6. I'm getting sick just thinking about what they're doing to the dog food. No wonder so many dogs are getting sick and dieing.

Now I'm totally confused. So your telling me not to give my dogs, cooked chicken, carrots, brown rice, celery, green beans. These are things that I eat. So should I give them commercially made dog food that is 3 times worse? The debate goes on. I prefer to cook for my dogs. That way I know what is in there food.


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I have been feeding my dogs scraps forever and they seem ok. Interesting take on this.

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  about 5 years ago

Ive been cooking for my dogs for a while now. They are doing so much better. Now I'm making them dogges treats they really like them too.

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  about 5 years ago

By the way I used to play at Little Palm Island in the Florida keys the year of hurricanes Rita, Katrina, Dennis, and Wilma, were you there then?? ......Love your article and I definitely agree with you about what to feed your dog...organic food is always better and since organic food kills cancer that is also better...i read recently that hops is also toxic top dogs... so no beer for the dog haha....great article

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  about 6 years ago

No I wasn't here until 08. But was in Palm Beach County Wilma really killed us. My puppies are doing so good. No worries about beer not a fan.

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  about 6 years ago

You don't have to use the bones. Put in the food what ever you like this is something I do. Good rule of thumb if you'd eat it give to the babies. Thanks . Just made treats changed them a little. i did put the carrots in, eggs, but this time I rolled oats, flax seeds ground up, oil , whole flour unbleached, oil. They turned out really well. Of course I tried them.

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  about 6 years ago
Meredith  

I would love to know what you feed your dogs and in what amounts. I worry too about commercial dog food and would Love to put Hannah on homemade meals recipes. Would you mind sharing? Very good and important article. Thank you.

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  about 6 years ago

you could read my article Home cooking for doggies. I use 4 chicken thighs, 4 carrots, 3 stocks of celery, 2, 15 oz cans of green beans, drained, 1 cup of uncooked rice. Precook the chicken in a big strew pot. cut up carrots, celery, i use a large grader. Put all the cut up veggies in a bowl. Then I take the chicken thighs out of the water and cut then up, skin, bones everything. combine all ingredients back into the pot and cook until rice is done. I fill the pot about 3/4 of the way full. I give them half a cup twice a day. They really love it. You can put any veggies in mix. Hope this helps. Also I make doggie treats. Check it out.

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  about 6 years ago

Harriet I was always told never feed your dog chicken bones as they splinter and stick in the intestines. Are you grinding them up?

  
  about 6 years ago
Meredith  

I've always been told that too. I would not feed the chicken bones at all.

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  about 6 years ago

yes I chop them very fine and cook them for about a hour. until they're soft.

  
  about 6 years ago

I must agree here. Chicken bones can cause serious problems even death in dogs. There seems to be a lot of controversy on this subject. Many insist uncooked chicken bones are actually better than cooked bones. In this case I have heard horror stories of pets choking on the bones and other instances where emergency surgery was necessary because the bones splintered and punctured the stomach. Personally, I would never give my three small Dachshunds chicken bones.

  
  about 6 years ago
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