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    QuestionIs it okay to feed him these leftovers?

    I know it's bad to feed labs people food, but just thought I'd ask because I hate to throw food out.
    -Sweet potato and potato mash, sweetcorn, no onion.
    -Wholemeal toast, nothing on it, just forgot it in the toaster for a few days.
    -Plain cooked white pasta.
    -Ground beef with tomato and peas, no onion. Maybe too salty?


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    I wouldn't.

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    You could, but why? It's one thing to give your dog healthy food in addition to their food, but they aren't meant to eat leftovers. Just cook less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by honeybadger View Post
    I know it's bad to feed labs people food, but just thought I'd ask because I hate to throw food out.
    -Sweet potato and potato mash, sweetcorn, no onion.
    -Wholemeal toast, nothing on it, just forgot it in the toaster for a few days.
    -Plain cooked white pasta.
    -Ground beef with tomato and peas, no onion. Maybe too salty?
    Any of those things, on their own, I wouldn't hesitate to add a little of to a dog's meal (about a tablespoon), providing the dog doesn't have issues with it (Caleb is on a beef and grain free diet, so no ground beef, rice, toast or corn for him). However, I wouldn't be replacing a portion of his meal with it.

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    I give my dogs leftovers sometimes, they love the variation in food - but they have NO digestive problems (some dogs have sensitive stomachs, which is why their owners don't like to do this). I think the sweet potato, potato mash, corn, ground beef, peas are just fine. They might not like the tomato. Toast is a favourite treat around here.

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    Sophie is an allergic dog. We have her on grain free diet. We add green beans, peas, potatoes, carrots and other left over veggies in with her kibble. No corn, she is on grain free diet. She loves them. She also loves apples. We also use cheese chunks as treats. I wouldn't feed the pasta or toast. Sophie is a bread stealer, and will snatch it and run before we can get it from her. She will be itchy for awhile after eating it.
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    When you give dogs leftover food (in quantity - not just a bite or 2) you can quickly make them fat. You may feel better about not wasting food, but your dog will not be better off.
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    I would.

    I give left over the toast as treats.

    The other food I used to feed as part of a meal and cut down the kibble. Erns can't have anything other than kibble so can't.

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    I think the question is how much of the above would you give? 1 toast now and then - no problem. a spoonful of rice or a few pieces of pasta - no problem. But I wouldn't use a dog as a garbage disposal (example, if there was more than 1 cup of any of the above) - look at composting instead.

    I share food with Rocky, stuff like fruit and veggies mostly. I have taken to giving him a lick of peanut butter ice cream now and then (very small amount). I give him peanut butter almost daily (about 1-2 table spoons). meat is fine in small quantities, can make really great training treats! I used turkey the other day and boy were the dogs happy to work for that, but again, a small amount.

    that's just my two cents.
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    I have friends who routinely fed their Lab leftovers from meals - he got to 130 lbs. We called him the Fat Bastard.
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