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    People who cook for dogs should go volunteer at a soup kitchen or a homeless shelter. There are people out there who deserve a meal of chicken and rice much more than your pet does.

    That being said, I've given tuna juice (not the meat, just the juice that I drain off and would otherwise put down the sink) to my cats for years now. They've all lived to be a ripe old age, but it was only given as an occasional treat.

    I will let my dog and cat have scraps (fat, gristle, leftover veggies, etc).
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    Quote Originally Posted by BeerMan View Post
    just a note, some dog training show on tv, that's a blatant ripoff of the dog whisperer, showed a couple of overly large mastiffs being the "kings" of the household. the family's idea of dogfood was cooking up a meal worthy of a royal banquet for the dogs, even before they cook up something measly for themselves, every day. turned out they ran a grocery tab well into the $40k range, per year, just for the mastiffs.

    or maybe those were rottweilers.
    yeah thats a bit excessive, the only reason i would cook my dog a meal on a regular basis is because it would be cheaper than her dog food, which a simple chicken breast & rice meal is and even though my dog is basically like my kid to me she definately does not run the house.

    then again a 15 pound shiba inu is a bit differant than a 200+ pound mastiff

    Quote Originally Posted by Sticky View Post
    People who cook for dogs should go volunteer at a soup kitchen or a homeless shelter. There are people out there who deserve a meal of chicken and rice much more than your pet does.
    Although im all for being a humanitarian and helping the less fortunate (at least those that deserve the help), im not sure i completely agree with the logic on this one.

    As stated above my main reason for cooking for my dog would be to save money, a 4lb bag of chicken breast and a box of rice runs around oh say maybe 15 bucks & that would feed my dog for around 2-3 weeks.. but her normal dog food runs around 25 bucks and that lasts a little less than 2 weeks.

    So even though the homeless might "deserve" that meal more than your pet would i consider her a part of my family and wouldnt you look out for your family before a stranger who could be homeless because they threw their life away to drugs & alchohol? (yes i understand that is a generalization and that there are a good amount of homeless people out there who fell on hard times etc.)
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    Time for me to feed Miss Emmy her eight ounces of Friskies Sea Captain's Choice.

    A feline who cherishes routine, she puts on her show of mews and leg rubs whenever I nuke her refrigerated chow for 10 seconds and spoon it into her dish. It's the attention I show her with her twice-daily feedings, to her, that delights her ... not to mention an half hour of kitty-lovin' after dinner. Cats are weird critters -- I've lived with 'em for most of my 46-plus years, so I know something about 'em -- but I'd be far less happy without them in my life.

    Jan/GSG

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    Quote Originally Posted by ianmonsta View Post
    So even though the homeless might "deserve" that meal more than your pet would i consider her a part of my family and wouldnt you look out for your family before a stranger who could be homeless because they threw their life away to drugs & alchohol?
    My point, which was obviously overlooked, was that people who cook for their pets should be doing something more constructive with their time.

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    Since I work for a pet food company I don't cook for my dogs, but after the recalls last year I learned a lot about what could be prepared for dogs. White/ brown rice, 1 raw egg, chicken, carrots, apples, canned pumpkin is good to but only in a small amount. The thing about cooking for your dog is they are going to eat more then dry/wet food. Plus there are a lot of nutrients that are still missing. We used to make a RAW formula but have recently discontinued it to work more on our frozen line that includes loaves that you cook in the oven.

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    What Ive learned in this thread:

    *ianmonsta thinks his dog is like his kid. TV : Food Network Specials : Rachael Ray Feeds Your Pets : Food Network
    *Sticky doesnt love Barney as much as ianmonsta loves his shiba inu.
    *GreatSaveGerber is a catlady.
    *McSorleyMinute's dog is uber high maintenance.
    *dogs arent people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Unruely35 View Post
    What Ive learned in this thread:

    *ianmonsta thinks his dog is like his kid. TV : Food Network Specials : Rachael Ray Feeds Your Pets : Food Network
    *Sticky doesnt love Barney as much as ianmonsta loves his shiba inu.
    *GreatSaveGerber is a catlady.
    *McSorleyMinute's dog is uber high maintenance.
    *dogs arent people.
    sweet, i like summaries.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Unruely35 View Post
    *dogs arent people.
    I really don't think this can be repeated enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unruely35 View Post
    What Ive learned in this thread:

    *ianmonsta thinks his dog is like his kid. TV : Food Network Specials : Rachael Ray Feeds Your Pets : Food Network
    *Sticky doesnt love Barney as much as ianmonsta loves his shiba inu.
    *GreatSaveGerber is a catlady.
    *McSorleyMinute's dog is uber high maintenance.
    *dogs arent people.
    I'm laughing because I re-read my post and I agree I make Cougar out to be high maintenance... at least his coat is.

    But in my mind I want to find the easiest way to keep his coat from getting flaky and gross. Because he's a dog. Not a person. And I'm busy already.

    I want one kibble that works.
    I want one shampoo that works.

    It takes a lot of work to be low maintenance.

    Dog dandruff is disgusting... ew.

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    Produce, in limited quantities, seems to be a pretty good thing for pet dogs to have. However, because a felis domesticus is an obligate carnivore (Carnivore - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia), it's a poor idea to include produce in its diet, nutritionally speaking, other than an occasional blade of grass.

    Quote Originally Posted by Unruely35 View Post
    What Ive learned in this thread:

    *GreatSaveGerber is a cat lady.
    I own one cat. I've lived with 'em all my life, but only one lives with me and Mr. GSG at the moment. ("Cat ladies," FYI, generally are women who own lots of cats -- at least five, often 20 or more. They're the same way about domestic felines that most people are about potato chips: You can't have just one.)

    Quote Originally Posted by Unruely35 View Post
    *dogs arent people.
    Nor are cats. I keep telling Emmy that at least twice a day, but she doesn't believe me. She thinks that my husband, with whom she's in love, is fair game for an affair.

    Jan/GSG
    Last edited by GreatSaveGerber; April 13th, 2008 at 04:16 PM.

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