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Old 09-11-2011, 05:06 PM   #1
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Ingredients safe for dogs and cats

The title says it all i would like to know most of the meats and veggies that are okay for dogs and cats to chow down

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Old 09-11-2011, 05:12 PM   #2
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No raisins, grapes, onions, chocolate or cocoa. Cats don't handle vegan, they need meat.

For kicks, check out the BARF (bones and raw food) diet.
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ok thanks
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ok wait so cats can have some veggies or are any not good for them i just thought about it
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Old 09-11-2011, 05:26 PM   #5
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ok wait so cats can have some veggies or are any not good for them i just thought about it
From what I've read, other than grass or catnip, cats are carnivores. So incorporating, say, carrots, spinach, or potatoes into their diet is probably not a good idea. Dogs are more omnivores and can handle some veg.

I'll let the cat folks handle this. My dogs have always loved carrots, apples, and nasty dried peach slices.
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Technically... dogs aren't even supposed to have apples. Not if you give them the whole thing, which I used to do. There's cyanide or something in the seeds. Only a very small amount though, so I never worried about it. Broccoli is to be given in moderation, too. Of course, if ya can't toss the dog a trimmed broccoli stem, what can you do? ;^)
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Technically... dogs aren't even supposed to have apples. Not if you give them the whole thing, which I used to do. There's cyanide or something in the seeds. Only a very small amount though, so I never worried about it. Broccoli is to be given in moderation, too. Of course, if ya can't toss the dog a trimmed broccoli stem, what can you do? ;^)
My previous cockapoos LOVED gnawing on a woody broccoli stalk. Better than composting. I heard the same about apple seeds, though my mom's nasty cocker lived to 20+ years with a daily apple core. Beagle loves the inedible dried peach slices.
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I read just the other day that small dogs are not suppose to be given pork, as they can't digest it. Has anyone else heard that?
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I haven't heard that. I do know that when I fed a raw diet to my dogs they seemed to have a problem digesting pork as well as they did chicken, turkey or beef. I would say it makes sense, but I haven't heard anything about it.
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Old 09-11-2011, 08:10 PM   #10
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I have also heard garlic is not good for dogs either. Here are two site that list a lot of things i didn't know about until my "pretty girl" ate a pan of pasta sauce made with tomato and LOTS of onion...

Dangerous Foods That Dogs Should Never Eat - WebMD Slideshow

Foods You Should Not Feed Your Dog
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