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Q: Is it dangerous for a grown dog that's used to eating do g food, eat people food?

June 15, 2008 | By Oli B. | 3 answers | Expired: 2371 days ago

Oli B.

Examples:
Peanut Butter
Pizza
Potatoe Chips

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Anonymous

Jun 15, 2008

Potato chips are not healthy for people so forget about giving chips to animals. If your dog is overweight you shouldn't be feeding these types of treats. Teaching a dog to beg while your eating is an undesirable trait if you ever have to give up your animal.

Peanut butter can be okay but I'd recommend the natural kind that is made of only peanuts. The kind you have to stir before spreading. Your dog doesn't need all the extra stuff other companies put in the peanut butter like sugar and preservatives.

I don't know about pizza but I wouldn't share my pizza with a dog. I like pizza too much to share. There are doggy gourmet biscuits shaped like pizza which are made with dog safe ingredients. Perhaps you should find that special shaped dog treat to give your dog while eating your pizza.

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Jill R.
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Jun 16, 2008

Tiny amounts of what you said wouldn't be a problem, but even tiny amounts have calories. You can easily make your dog put on weight with snacking, just like people. Best to stick with dog food and dog treats (small amounts)

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Jessica H.
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Jun 16, 2008

Of the three items you listed they should all be fine IN SMALL QUANTITIES. You do not want to be feeding him large portions of these items because it can throw his nutrition off. They should be given as treats only and only AFTER you are finished eating. If you feed off your plate it will train your dog to beg (and trust me, it's an annoying habit to try to break).

My only caution would be on the pizza -- DO NOT feed pizza with garlic or onions as they are toxic to dogs!

Personally my dogs love a spoonful of peanut butter every now and then, and I don't mind giving it to them. Just keep in mind - if its healthier for you its generally healthier for your dogs, so therefore try all-natural chips or peanut butters.

As I mentioned though just be careful and only feed on occasion as a treat. Pet obesity is a huge problem and these things can only contribute to the problem, so use with caution.

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