So, my MIL was telling me that her dog has been throwing up all over the place and has the runs as well... because they fed him steak last night - which is fine by me. Yes, I give my dogs a bit of steak meat too. But.. it wasn't MEAT. It was the fatty part of the steaks, that they wouldn't eat, and the grease from their plates.
I don't know, maybe it's just me, but isn't that extremely unhealthy? I know they feed him bacon grease on his dog food... and he's pretty obese.
He's a standard size pug, and weight 35 pounds... That's 10 pounds less than my Boxer/dalmation mix. And 10 pounds more than my Beagle.
Is it okay to feed dogs this?
Answer by Frogbaby83 at 5:41 PM on Sep. 13, 2009
Answer by Katrina3016 at 5:42 PM on Sep. 13, 2009
Answer by pagan_mama at 5:55 PM on Sep. 13, 2009
If its a small amount and not done very often yes. However its not unusual for dogs to have stomach upset after feeding human foods. Especiallyif its greasy. Its best to avoid it. But once in awhile I'll give the fat off of my meat as a treat. If the dog is obese as you say, then they need to stop feeding the human food and put him on a diet. Too much weight can put strain on the joints and shorten a dogs life considerably.
Answer by SalemWitchChild at 7:46 PM on Sep. 13, 2009
Answer by BabyD09 at 9:33 PM on Sep. 13, 2009
Hi - tell her that your dog can't have high fat and grease because he will get Pancreatitis.
They can't digest that kind of fat - PUGS and other smaller sized dogs. EVEN a large dog will have some trouble over time ingesting such high amounts of fat.
Tell her you appreciate her wanting to be good to your dog but it was just a little too good.
If you need help - tell her to come and ask pet Nurse Marie about it.
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Answer by nuvetmarie at 4:03 AM on Sep. 14, 2009
Answer by jewjewbee at 8:13 AM on Sep. 14, 2009
Answer by Timberly at 8:31 AM on Sep. 15, 2009