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Q: what happens if u feed ur dog food?human food?

September 1, 2008 | By Gr13340 | 19 answers | Expired: 2040 days ago

Gr13340

i fed my dog fires and some hamburger meat from mcdonlads i nedd help i do not what could happen

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Starr G.
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Sep 14, 2008

GROWiNG UP i HAD DOGS N EVERY NOW N THEN THEY WOULD GET A TREAT FROM MY DAD N iT WOULD BE TABLE FOOD. THERE WAS NEVER ANY HARM TO THE ANiMALS N MY DAD WOULD CALL THE VET N ASKED iF iT WAS OKAY FOR THEM TO HAVE iT. JUST CHECK WiTH UR VET BEFORE U GIVE UR DOG ANY MORE TABLE FOOD, HOPE THiS HELPS. ;-]

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Kim M.
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Sep 10, 2008

Don't worry to much. The only thing on your hamburger that could cause your dog harm is the onion if he ate that. Onions thin the dog's blood and can cause anemia if eaten. Other than that, unless your dog has an allergy to something you fed him, the most he should get is maybe a loose stool from the greasiness of the fast food.

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JenniferMaurer
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Sep 03, 2008

These are the foods listed on a ASPCA Website that are dangerous for dogs.

Grapes and Raisins: Grapes and raisins can cause kidney failure in dogs. As little as a single serving of raisins can kill a dog.
Onions: Onions destroy red blood cells and can cause anemia.
Chocolate: Chocolate can cause seizures, coma and death. Baker’s chocolate is the most dangerous. A dog can consume milk chocolate and appear to be fine because it is not as concentrated, but it is still dangerous.
Coffee, Coffee grounds, tea and tea bags: Drinks/foods containing caffeine cause many of the same symptoms chocolate causes
Macadamia Nuts and Walnuts: Macadamia nuts can cause weakness, muscle tremor and paralysis. Limit all other nuts as they are not good for dogs in general, their high phosphorous content is said to possibly lead to bladder stones. Exception to this rule seems to be PEANUT BUTTER. However- always use Salt/Sugar free ORGANIC Peanut butter (sugar encourages cancer growth) free . Use only ORGANIC peanut butter as regular peanut butter has lots of toxins and is full of pesticides!
Animal fat and fried foods: Excessive fat can cause pancreatitis.
Bones: Cooked bones can splinter and damage a dog’s internal organs. Raw Bone should always be supervised as a piece can always break off and cause problems. Try frozen oxtails or frozen knuckle bones then take the bone away before the dog can swallow a final small piece whole. It's a good natural way to clean teeth too.
Tomatoes: Tomatoes can cause tremors and heart arrhythmias. Tomato plants and the most toxic, but tomatoes themselves are also unsafe.
Avocados: The fruit, pit and plant are all toxic. They can cause difficulty breathing and fluid accumulation in the chest, abdomen and heart.
Nutmeg: Nutmeg can cause tremors, seizures and death
Apples, Cherries, Peaches PITS and similar fruit are great for your dog - HOWEVER, the seeds of these fruits contain cyanide, which is poisonous to dogs as well as humans. Unlike humans, dogs do not know to stop eating at the core/pit and easily ingest them. It can also become lodged in the intestines and kill the dog in 24 hours with no warning.
Raw eggs: Raw eggs can cause salmonella poisoning in dogs. Dogs have a shorter digestive tract than humans and are not as likely to suffer from food poisoning, but it is still possible. BEST to use ORGANIC EGGS if you do raw. Scrambled lightly is best!
Salt: Excessive salt intake can cause kidney problems.

Mushrooms: Can be deadly- never let your pets chew on mushrooms found in your yard. Only safe "food" mushrooms are shitaki, maitake and reishi.

Xylitol: even a small amount can cause liver failure and death. Read more at here and in this article at About.com.

Sugar and Corn Syrups. EVEN ORGANIC IS BAD! (this does not include Honey or Molasses though they should only be in small amounts and never for cancer dogs)

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JenniferMaurer
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Sep 03, 2008

My vet says that as long as I give her healthy food off my plate it isn't a problem. She actually will eat vegetables. She doesn't get a lot of it and has to wait patiently for when I am done before she gets a thing. No begging! There are certain foods that you are dangerous for dogs . . I know grapes are one of them. I know there is a list somewhere on the internet. I'll have to check out.

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Lindsey M.
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Sep 03, 2008

It is better to not give your dog people food, or at least not too often. I read that grapes, onions, fatty meats, and many others are very bad for your dog. Chicken should be fine, but remember, it ALWAYS has to be cooked. They are not wild dogs, they are domesticated, therefore their digestive system has changed. They cant have anyhting with caffeine, dairy products, mushrooms, sugary foods because it can lead to diabetes. You can find a list online and print it out. That is what I did, but you can give them some things if you are careful not to feed them too much.

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Carol L.
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Sep 02, 2008

The only people food we give them is as a special treat. John will boil chicken, skim off the fat and we will mix that in brown rice. They do eat a lot of vegetables believe it or not. They love carrots, tomatoes, cucumbers, we don't eat junk food so they don't either.

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Jill R.
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Sep 02, 2008

AND, there are several human foods that can be dangerous for pets, they include macadamia nuts, onions, and those sweetened with xylitol artificial sweetner

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Marta J.
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Sep 02, 2008

Too much fat can lead to pancreatitis. Then your dogs will be on a special diet for a long time or the rest of his life, or prove fatal, and too much sugar can lead to diabetes. My dog bullet like almost any veggies or fruit in moderation of course, but no grapes or raisens. They can cause kidney problems.

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Pam
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Pam

Sep 02, 2008

Your dog should be fine, might get the "runs" though. I wouldnt feed your dog people food, it's not good for them especially fast food. Heck fast food is not even good for human comsumption. Also feeding your dog table scraps can also lead to begging, stealing food and just poor manners all together.

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Anonymous
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Anonymous

Sep 02, 2008

It is better not to feed your dog table scraps, especially fast food. Dog food is nutritionally balanced for the needs of dogs, and just like fast food is bad for people, it's bad for dogs. Also, feeding dogs table scraps and other people food may make it harder to get them to eat their food.

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