By Michelle Lanz
Dec 18, 2013
Whether you're baking, roasting or mashing it, squash is an excellent food for your pet. It's high in beta carotene and vitamin C, and can help prevent constipation. Pets especially love the sweetness and texture of it.
Store bought food for cats and dogs has only been around since the early 1900's what do you think they ate before that?
Our Lab dog will eat just about anything we give her so we have to be careful. But my wife's Chihuahua will not eat only a very few things. Mostly beef or chicken which his dog food has mostly.
I have never ever feed my dog real food, and my Vet hugs me every time I tell here that. The best thing about this is, she never begs, never takes a bite of pizza I leave it on the couch to run outside and take care of the kids. When Im cooking she is laying in her bed with no clue of food, she also never ever begs, so that means shes never under feet constantly starring at u from the time u go into start cooking to the time u clean up the plates, I love my dog and the Vet says I might get a extra year of life out of her for not feeding her human food.
I just wish the slideshow had been a little more "This is great/okay/not good for dogs" AND "This is great/okay/not good for cats." For instance, the bit about green beans reads "Veternarians suggest replacing a portion of your dog's food . . . ." but says nothing about CATS. Does this suggestion also apply to cats or should this be just an occasional "treat" to add to their food?And the bit about corn talks about the "canine diet" and "if your dog" but ignores cats. (Even with dogs, is corn as okay for smaller breeds like Chihuahuas and Dachshunds as it is for larger breeds like German Shepherds and Sheepdogs? Would you need to mash the corn for the smaller breeds--or cats--or are the kernels small enough to not pose a choking risk to smaller animals?)And the squash. I'm guessing, from the picture, that it's referring to winter squashes (pumpkin, butternut squash, acorn squash) but does that also apply to summer squashes like zucchini and crookneck?It's a decent enough article but it could've been better.
try feeding them something to stop their barking
My cats won't eat any kind of people food at all. They love their cat food.
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BRAVO... this is a very good article. I have been feeding a Bone and Raw Food diet to my dogs for 12 years and this is one of the first articles that was actually PRETTY DARN GOOD !!! Most tell you not to give several of these and you gave great reasons why you can give them to our dogs. Basically almost any veggie with the exception of a very few are ok. ONIONS are a NO NO in any shape or form. Cooked bones are a NO NO because they splinter can really cause major damage. My dogs sit and drool if they think they can get a baked potato skin or even baked sweet potato skins. THANK you for this good article and especially the hint about red beets. That's a good one. We'll have much healthier pets with your help.