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Q: Do you give your pet "people food"?

January 27, 2009 | By Diane C. | 57 answers | Expired: 2049 days ago

Diane C.

Welllllll.... they get the crusts off my toast, they get to lick the dish, a little piece of my Chex Mix, and anything I might drop on the floor. I'm sure they would eat a full burger meal, with milk shake & fries if I let them!! Do you think it's because it smells soooo good to them or just because we're eating it, so they want some too?

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Angela S.
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Feb 09, 2009

I once had a cat who went crazy for those low-carb chips they made while back. He would get in my lap and try to grab them with his paw as I ate them. Very strange I thought.

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Susan R.
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Feb 09, 2009

I let my cat smell everything I eat to see if he wants to try it but he never does. He only wants his kitty food and nothing else.

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Zackattack
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Feb 08, 2009

I try not too give my cats people food all the time, but here and there I give them milk or ice cream. They love when I give them fresh tuna especially and they go crazy over flavored pizza crust!

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Sheryl R.
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Feb 08, 2009

Our dog eats anything we are eating, whether or not it has a very appealing smell--such as cooked peas, cut orange slices, and corn. He especially loves grilling out with friends, as he can usually snag a burger or hot dog that falls on the floor, and he also likes to take a few bites of corn on the cob. His latest fad is to lick clean yogurt cups after we have finished eating. On weekends he sometimes gets his own miniature pancake or omelet.

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359doran
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Feb 07, 2009

Only the dog.

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Melb31
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Feb 06, 2009

Guilty! Onyx gets some people food, mainly when I make chicken. I don't give her bones because I don't want her to choke.

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Helena P.
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Feb 06, 2009

Most of my cats like people food. I give them a little but I try to discourage doing it too much. When i do give them people food I give them things that I think will not upset their stomachs(spicy or greasy) or things that are just junk food (hey, I shouldn't be eating it either, lol). But they love turkey at Thanksgiving or whatever kind of meat was for dinner (once again...if it's not too spicy or greasy).

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david c.
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Feb 04, 2009

If only when I pass away I come back as one of our pets! They get gravy in their hard dog food and a chicken patty every night! Their coats are so glassy and their skin is in great condition, we do a little rice too sometimes.
And anything we drop on the floor.

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Walt E.
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Feb 04, 2009

I think it's a combo of both the smell and the fact that their humans are eating it. I know I can't sit down to a meal without at least one of the babies trying to steal food off the plate, or just sitting there begging. And they always get the bones.

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Beth D.
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Feb 04, 2009

my dogs get the coffee at the end of my cup, lick the plates and my Lucy goes bananas for the milk at the bottom of a cereal bowl, it's quite amusing. Also, they LOOOOVE orange popsickles and peanut butter.

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