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You should refrain from feeding your pooch table scraps. Not only do you run the risk of feeding her something she shouldn't eat, it teaches your canine the bad habit of begging from the table. However, if you can't resist the occasional treat from the table, then follow a few guidelines:
• Avoid feeding her sweets as they can cause cavities. Absolutely do not give your dog chocolate. Chocolate is a toxic substance to dogs.
• Consider giving your pooch some vegetables, rice, plain yogurt, and plain pastas to round out her diet.
• Avoid giving her duck, venison, pork, or veal. There's too much fat in these meat and they should be avoided.
There is very little fat in venison.
I am having trouble breaking our dog of this habit. She was given table scraps by the previous owner and now she will search and beg to get food from the table and not eat her own food.
Too much fat in venison and duck?
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|