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Table scraps are dangerous for dogs.
We hear that allllllllllll the time. Absolutely no table scraps. Strictly verboten.
I dunno how things are at your house, but around my house, Mom and Dad hoard the good stuff like we’re on the verge of a zombie apocalypse and supplies are getting scarce. They won’t share the pizza. They won’t share the pasta. And just you try to get a piece of bacon off the plate. You’d think I killed someone last time I tried that.
The key at my house is to DIVIDE and CONQUER. If you can get Mom out of the room, Dad is an *easy mark*. A little waggle of the tail, a shot of my “don’t you wanna feed me Daddy?” eyes and a little swipe with my tongue and I can pretty much guarantee Daddy is gonna sneak me something. But Mom? Mom is a tough nut to crack.
There are good reasons not to share table scraps with your dogs:
1. High fat foods and things made with butter, cream, cheese and all sorts of delicious stuff put my butt at risk for pancreatitis.
2. She loooooves to cook with onions. Onions have been known to cause hemolytic anemia
3. As I might have mentioned, I’m already a bit of a pudgy puggle – table scraps will pack on the pounds.
With all due respect Mom (you no-good-food-hogger), I disagree.
Leftovers, done right, can easily be made into delicious, wholesome and healthy treats.
Take last night’s meal, as an example:
Mom made roast chicken, baked sweet potato, green beans and a salad. With almost no extra work, these leftovers can easily become SNACKS FOR ME ~and there is NOTHING, I love more than snacks for me~.
When Mom makes dinner, she bakes two extra sweet potatoes and sets them aside for us. Mom and Dad usually eat about half a roast chicken between them. Mom takes the other half, removes the skin, the bones, and any fatty parts.