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    Default Table scraps ?

    What kind of table scraps will hurt your dog ? Mine helped herself to lemon bars, next day was a sick puppy, drug her around till she pooped them out. So what else is there ?

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    Anything fatty or greasy such as turkey and chicken skin. My rule is if I won't eat why should the dogs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brokengunz View Post
    What kind of table scraps will hurt your dog ? Mine helped herself to lemon bars, next day was a sick puppy, drug her around till she pooped them out. So what else is there ?
    None. Read my post need to vent. Fatty meats can cause pancrititus which ends in death if not caught soon enough. Chicken and rice are safe boiled

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    not saying it will kill all dogs but why risk it? or you can read up on raw diets

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    Maybe I'm wrong but i give mine leftovers and table scraps all the time, usually fatty stuff. My disposal is a lonely appliance, and I always get a doggy bag at restaurants for the dogs.They always have kibble as the basis of their diet but when I have scraps I give em some
    Hasn't hurt them yet to my knowledge; and they love it!!

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    They are called scraps for a reason.
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    I'm with mjh345 on this one.

    I have always gave my dogs "some" table scraps but just as a treat with their kibble.

    It's only anecdotal but, I've fed several dogs over decades and never one problem from table scraps.

    P.S. Lotta Zoom I read your thread and am truly sorry for loss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rnd View Post
    I'm with mjh345 on this one.

    I have always gave my dogs "some" table scraps but just as a treat with their kibble.

    It's only anecdotal but, I've fed several dogs over decades and never one problem from table scraps.

    P.S. Lotta Zoom I read your thread and am truly sorry for loss.

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    Thanks. I dont know how common it is but I wont risk it again. The vet that treated Lottie when she died said the same thing happen to her dog when she was on vacation and had to be hospitilized for a week but she recovered.

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    I feed mine scraps, but it's not a regular occurrence and you learn real quick what does and doesn't upset their tummies - my old man Flash would eat anything - cast iron stomach, not so much with Bullet. All "elk camp dogs" get pre-wash duty ...I think you need to use some common sense when feeding table scraps - know what's poisonous to dogs, what's not - watch out for high fat content, bones, etc...and as a splurge my dogs will on occasion get a McDouble with cheese.

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    I have read some of the papers implicating table scraps and fatty foods as the cause of pancreatitis. They are not very convincing. I can't imagine how a vet can tell anyone with certainty that table scraps caused their pet's pancreatitis.

    In at least one paper I noticed that neutering increased the odds of a dog in the study having a diagnosis of pancreatitis much more than the table scraps. It seems to me the cause of pancreatitis is usually a mystery.
    Last edited by mitty; 02-15-2013 at 12:44 PM. Reason: missing phrase
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