Hi, Everyone. Today I want to explain why there's nothing wrong with feeding your Pug table scraps.
Everybody feeds their dogs table scraps at one time or another. Dog owners find it impossible to resist dropping a morsel or two when they see those cute little eyes staring at them from beneath the table.
You may have heard that giving “people food” or table scraps to your pugs is not a very good thing.
I know the pet food industry are always harping on about how expressly formulated their dog foods are. They would like you to think that anything added to your dog's kibble will change the delicately balanced mix of professionally chosen ingredients and upset your dog’s delicate digestive system.
This is nonsense!
If you think about it, many of the commercial treats we buy aren't really 'good' for your dog either.
Simply because it comes from your dinner table doesn’t mean it’s bad for your little associates.
I have given my pack “table scraps” for many years, and I think they’re better for it. Plenty of people prepare their own dog food, and their dogs eat “people foods” without experiencing any problems.
When I was a kid dogs were much healthier and they ate our leftovers and NOT dog kibble.
Actually, people food, that's carefully selected and, can give your dogs an important nutritional boost.
Of course one of the leading issues with adding people food to your dog's diet could be overfeeding. Avoid giving your Pug large amounts of fatty food. Even dogs that are used to eating table scraps can get too much fat, leading to pancreatic problems.
Whenever sneak your dog some extra food, you are adding calories. If the food you share with your little friends is high in fat, sugar, and calories, then there's a real risk that your dogs will become obese. This risk is higher for small dogs like the Pug because it only takes a few extra calories to trigger weight gain.
It's your task to keep track of what's put in front of your Pug. It's bad for their health and quality of life, it may cut their life span, and it cost you a lot of money in veterinary expenses.
Sharing healthy food in small amounts while reducing your dog’s regular food by an equal amount will make sure your dogs don't put on weight.
Remember, feeding your Pugs table scraps means leftovers from a meal. The stuff you actually cook for yourself and your family. (Microwaving doesn't count.) Give them food, not snacks or dessert.
Lean meat is a wonderful treat for your four-legged friend. Lean turkey, chicken, beef or fish are fantastic sources of protein.
If you eat meat without sauces, marinades, and gravy, they're perfect for your dogs. A small amount of raw fruit or vegetables is good for your dog. Salads are good for your dogs in small quantities. (Before the dressing please.)
Slightly less kibble and a little more table scraps (most notably meat protein and eggs) will possibly improve your dog's health quite a lot.
There's nothing wrong with feeding your Pug table scraps.
Feeding directly from the dinner table can lead to bad manners and begging.
In my opinion sharing food with my dogs has brought us closer together. I understand how some folks might be irritated by begging at the dinner table but it can be an effective way to teach your dogs to be patient. Don’t reward your dogs with table scraps when they are pushy at the table. Reward him for lying quietly nearby, or perhaps in a different room, and staying patient throughout your meal.
Dogs sometimes learn to refuse their kibble and hold out for you to feed them the remains of your dinner. Don’t be bullied by your dog! If this occurs, stop feeding people food to your dogs COMPLETELY.
Giving healthy human foods to dogs is no problem. Giving unhealthy junk food to dogs for every meal!
Some foods that are suitable for human consumption are toxic and even poisonous to your dogs.
Don't feed your dogs Avocado, Chocolate, Garlic, Grapes and Raisins, Macadamia Nuts, Onions and Chives, Persimmons, Peaches and Plums or Rhubarb.
Salt – Just like salt isn’t the healthiest thing for humans, it’s even less healthy for dogs. Too much of it can lead to an imbalance in electrolyte levels, dehydration, and potentially diarrhea.
Cooked Bones – When it comes to bones, the danger is that cooked bones can easily splinter when chewed by your dog.
You can trust your dog to guard your house but never trust your dog to guard your sandwich.
Do you feed your dog table scraps? Let us know how you feel in the comment section below!