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Catshrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-18-09 04:09 PM
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Will spicy food hurt dogs or cats?
I'm eating some chicken tortilla soup and my cat is driving me nuts. He wants some.
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-18-09 04:12 PM
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1. Neither cats nor dogs should have spicy food.
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amitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-18-09 05:29 PM
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11. Tell that to my curry-lovin' cat! He's all about the Thai food.
Why, I have NO idea. He begs until I give him some (usually curried chicken).

He eats it in a delicate manner due to it's hotness, and then contentedly drinks some water, clearly pleased with his unusual meal.

If he suffers any ill effects, I have never noticed them.

Oh, and he also begs for and loves mexican-style burracho beans laced with jalapeno. :shrug:
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Catshrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-18-09 05:51 PM
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14. My late great Ryno girl loved chicken curry.
I had to eat it out rather than bring it home or make it. Otherwise, she was in my face and plate. BTW, her nickname was "Miss Bossy." She ruled the roost around here.



RIP my precious girl
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QueenOfCalifornia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-18-09 04:14 PM
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2. Give him what he yearns for
Cats love tortilla soup. Give him a side wasabi and he will do your bidding, no matter how crazy the request.
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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-18-09 04:16 PM
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3. I think it will give them indigestion
and make them fart horribly.
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TZ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-18-09 04:20 PM
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4. yuck...cat farts...
If you ask me those are the REAL wmd's... :scared:
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QueenOfCalifornia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-18-09 04:24 PM
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6. about a week ago
my tiny, little chihuahua had the farts and I tossed her off the couch and made her sit all by herself... as far away as I could keep her from me. She kept sneaking back and farting right next to me... I don't remember what she had been eating but whatever it was made her smell like a giant pile of flaming monkey crap.

Bad dog!
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Catshrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-18-09 05:25 PM
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9. One of my doxies gets horrible farts sometimes.
The vet said to give him a little yogurt now and then -- the kind with lots of active enzymes. She also suggested changing his food -- she said Nutro, which I thought was good food, could be the culprit. She recommended switching them to Iams or Science Diet. I've been mixing Nutro with Blue Buffalo. She's okay with the BB, not the Nutro.
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-18-09 06:55 PM
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16. Blue Buffalo is MUCH higher quality than Iams or Science Diet
I'd switch her over totally to the Blue Buffalo. I'm leery of Nutro after the food recall. My IBS cat never had IBS problems until after the Nutro recall.

Vets recommend Iams and Science Diet, because they try to buy over vets.
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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-18-09 05:42 PM
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12. Hahahahahahahahahahaha.
OMG so funny. Dogs, they'll make you nuts.
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FloridaJudy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-18-09 04:23 PM
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5. You don't want to know
What the effect of an entire Krystal "Cheezinator" meal is on the digestive system of a dog. A "Cheezinator" is five small cheeseburgers and an order of chili fries. It supplies both lunch and dinner for one person. I put it down on the couch while I went looking for some warm socks, and when I came back there was just a pile of shredded paper and a dog with a happy grin on her face.

But the next day - oy!

i can haz diarrhea?
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Call Me Wesley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-18-09 04:25 PM
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7. NO spicy food for pets. (nt)
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Catshrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-18-09 05:23 PM
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8. Okay.... I'm convinced. No spicy food!
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Whoa_Nelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-18-09 05:29 PM
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10. What not to feed the dog...
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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-18-09 05:46 PM
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13. My Sunday Girl has IBD and I have to fight her over
quite a few different foods she has always loved, namely chili, veggie soup, chicken and rice (with a dollop of Red Hot sauce), and home cooked spaghetti sauce. Life's gotta suck without good food.
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leftofthedial Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-18-09 05:53 PM
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15. not until tomorrow.
ba-dum psshht.

I'll be here all week. Try the veal.
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hobbit709 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-18-09 06:58 PM
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17. My moosedog once got into my pepper patch
He ate a habanero plant and two Thai bird pepper plants-about 80 peppers in all. Didn't faze him a bit-he liked it.
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Runcible Spoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-18-09 07:07 PM
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18. My vet said dogs don't have taste receptors for spiciness.
And thus could eat too much too fast and possibly damage their digestive system. Not sure about cats. Best to err on side of caution with these things, although honestly what passes for spicy in this country is pretty weaksauce.
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pokerfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-18-09 07:19 PM
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19. If the diarrhea continues longer than twenty-four hours, its time to call your veterinarian.
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