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Hawkeye-X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-13-03 04:57 PM
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Should I give my dog canned vegetables?
My dog begs for it all the time.

Yesterday I bought two salt-free Veg-Alls (my wife's favorite is with the salt), just for Teddy.

Just wondering..

Hawkeye-X
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TrogL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-13-03 04:59 PM
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1. Might cause bowel trouble
Just off the top of my head, I think you're begging for a case of diarrhea.
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Hawkeye-X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-13-03 05:02 PM
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3. No problems
My wife has fed Teddy twice with Veg-Alls along with his doggie food, and I've given him green beans before. No problems with bowel movement.

Note to self: Don't give Teddy a piece of candy.

Hawkeye-X
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Padraig18 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-13-03 04:59 PM
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2. Sure!
Unless he has some sort of health problem, no reason you shouldn't. :)
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DBoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-13-03 05:03 PM
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4. My dog loves veggies
Cooked ones only - raw vegetables "are not food"

He eats steamed broccoli with enthusiasm.

No bad side effects (except for maybe a larger "doggie dump" the next day).

I've heard veggies in moderation are good for dogs - which is why they sometimes eat fresh grass.
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Maple Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-13-03 05:05 PM
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5. One of my dogs
loved every vegetable except tomatoes.

Lived to 16.
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radwriter0555 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-13-03 05:05 PM
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6. Sure, but they HAVE TO HAVE REAL MEAT..... one of the worst episodes of
Animal Cops on Animal Planet was the horrible, HORRIBLE condition of some cats and dogs that hadn't had meat in years, since their owners were vegans.

The animals were all blind from the vitamin deficiency.
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ajacobson Donating Member (828 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-13-03 10:11 PM
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21. Cats need meat
Cat metabolisms require taurine. All cat foods are required to have that, along with a certain amount of ash. They can get that from animal protein but not from the veggie stuff.

Dogs are different, they can thrive on a vegetarian diet AS LONG AS they are getting the necessary vitamins that they need, which usually is added as supplements.
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burrowowl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-13-03 05:06 PM
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7. Sure
but fresh vegetables are better for both. Don't zap them in the microwave.
I knew a dog once that ate up his master's broccolli patch, a bit of overkill. The dog farted for days.
My Grandma used to cook up soup bone, meat, grits and veggies for her dogs and gave them a raw egg twice a week from her own hens to give them a glossy coat. It worked. Unfortunately today eggs from caged hens aren't healthy.
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remfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-13-03 05:07 PM
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8. Sure, mine each get half a can of green beans daily
and have been eating them for about 5 years with no ill effects.
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Kolesar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-13-03 05:07 PM
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9. Don't give grapes to a dog with kidney disease!
I was doing some research on that earlier.

My dog begs for some of my oatmeal in the morning. So I slip her antacid medication in with it.
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MediumBrownDog Donating Member (213 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-13-03 05:18 PM
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10. No reason why not....
We work with rescues, and some of the dogs that come our way are overweight. We routinely substitute green beans for part of the overweight dog's kibble -- fills them up, fewer calories. Works every time.
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xultar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-13-03 05:21 PM
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11. He'll get the SQUIRTS...* give him fresh and start small...
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denverbill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-13-03 05:31 PM
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12. Our dog LOVES fresh green beans and peas from the garden.
When we go into the back yard, she'll grab her toy, and instead of playing, run right over to wherever she last got a 'treat'. She'll eat green beans and peas by the dozen if we'd give them to her. She really likes them better than some meats. She snatches them out of your fingers and sprints away with them and sprints back for more.
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Kolesar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-13-03 05:46 PM
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14. Our dog mowed down the neighbor's asparagus shoots!
We give them to her occasionally, and with that retreiver nose she just went scavenging to the neighbor's garden.
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corarose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-13-03 05:37 PM
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13. Nothing like Doggie Diarrhea on your floors
I use to have 3 dogs and anytime that ate veggies they shit and oh did they shit. We had hardwood floors and they stained them black and the oder made one want to :puke:.
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sweetheart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-13-03 06:08 PM
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15. good dry dog food is better for their teeth
I have 4 dogs, the oldest is 14 and her teeth are perfect.

If i feed them veggies, i use fresh carrots... good for teeth and no runny spots... cheap doggie snaks.

If they are feeling prissy and want better tasting food, i mix some cooking drippings on the dry food, or a little cat food.

Canned veggies... yeech... *I* don't even eat those.
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henslee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-13-03 06:08 PM
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16. toss your dog a carrot instead of a bone if he'll bite.... good for him.
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henslee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-13-03 06:11 PM
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17. like to mention.... think twice about giving your dog all those shots....
my vet admitted to me, he doesnt give them all to his dog....

He (and I concur) that all those shots of weird chemicals, year after year may be real bad for your dog... anyone else know about this
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sleepyhead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-13-03 09:22 PM
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18. Depends on where you live
If you have lots of stray dogs, or wildlife, in your area, you'll definitely want to keep those vaccines current. (Note that rabies vaccines are a legal requirement in most places.) Not all of the components of the annual vaccines (especially the 5-way ones) have more than a year duration, so you'll need to evaluate your dog's lifestyle and discuss risks/benefits with your veterinarian. Other vaccines, like those for bordetella or Lyme disease, are not necessarily appropriate for all dogs and should only be given to those at risk. If your dog is ill, or has chronic problems (eg metabolic disease or cancer), it might be wise to extend the vaccine interval (ask your vet if this is advisable). PM me if you want more info (I am a veterinarian IRL).
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jeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-13-03 09:25 PM
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19. My dog is 17
And all he eats is human food.

He eats anything. Hamburger, fish, chicken, chocolate, bread. You name it, he eats it.
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Endangered Specie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-13-03 09:33 PM
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20. thats the way it is with almost all dogs
Theyll eat anything in the dictionary, including the dictionary!
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