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2009-08-21 11:52:11 PM
TheMega: Potatoes were sooo poisonous just a few years ago, now mashed and baked potatoes are suddenly ok for your dog.. yet, raw ones out of the garden are still not - the ones dogs dig up by the dozen on farms and eat, living into the teens.

Our ani-pals love smashed taters.
 
2009-08-21 11:55:48 PM
The differences in chocolate toxicity is that milk chocolate and cheap chocolate (Hershey, I'm looking at you) have very low levels of theobromine.

Dark chocolate, baking chocolate, and quality chocolates, OTOH, have higher levels and are more deadly to dogs.
 
2009-08-22 12:03:15 AM
To everyone dissing me for agreeing with the Dog Whisperer,

Primal Pet Foods, Raw Food for Dogs and Cats (new window)

Saw this at a pet store a few days ago.

So, I still refuse to believe raw meat is bad for dogs.
 
2009-08-22 12:07:31 AM
As a Firefox user/Farker, I'm genuinely disappointed no one has posted every pic and its related text in separate posts.

I'd have done it but I just walked in the door.
 
2009-08-22 12:08:47 AM
Ringshadow: To everyone dissing me for agreeing with the Dog Whisperer,

Primal Pet Foods, Raw Food for Dogs and Cats (new window)

Saw this at a pet store a few days ago.

So, I still refuse to believe raw meat is bad for dogs.


It's bad in a Montezuma's Revenge kind of way, I'm told. So it's probably worse for your carpet.
 
2009-08-22 12:13:47 AM
Charlotte: Ringshadow: Really? Really. I'll believe the Dog Whisperer over this, then, as he's been shown in a variety of episodes handing out raw meat to a large group of extremely healthy dogs.

Well there's your problem. Lulz.


I've seen him feeding wet dogfood, but not raw meat. I love my dogs, but I'm not barehanding the wet food no matter what f'ing bond it creates.
 
2009-08-22 12:14:37 AM
I just lost faith in that whoring web m.d. My lab/ridgeback eats everything but the real baddies, although I think he has a little beer drinking problem. BOOGER!! get away from my mug!
 
2009-08-22 12:18:24 AM
D-D-D-Dave: Whew! Poop is still OK

God, I hate cat owners who let their cats run around and crap everywhere. My dog finds that sh*t and eats it every time. She can smell it buried from several feet away, I need to retrain her to find truffles or something.
 
2009-08-22 12:18:30 AM
This one eats whatever gets in his way...

i416.photobucket.com
 
2009-08-22 12:19:06 AM
Son_of_Sleestak: sponsored by Iams!

what a crock of crap


THIS
 
2009-08-22 12:19:07 AM
For the pro dog-bone farkers who have a Publix near them.....

They sell "soup bones" cheaply. Sliced femur discs chock full of marrow....6 or 7 of them for about 3 bucks. Cheaper than rawhides or pig ears and doggies are kept occupied for at least a couple days.
 
2009-08-22 12:19:12 AM
Just gotta say, my baby-dawg loved her some grapes. And raw meat. And steak!. And green peppers.

But her favorite was corn on the cob. She used to nibble on it with her front teeth just like a human, and then break up and consume the cob after she got all the corn off. Scared me to death the first time she grabbed a cob off my plated and "wolfed" it down. She lived a good life.

/miss my baby-dawg something terrible.
 
2009-08-22 12:21:56 AM
Charlotte: The differences in chocolate toxicity is that milk chocolate and cheap chocolate (Hershey, I'm looking at you) have very low levels of theobromine.

Dark chocolate, baking chocolate, and quality chocolates, OTOH, have higher levels and are more deadly to dogs.


+1

SuperCatBarf: Ringshadow: To everyone dissing me for agreeing with the Dog Whisperer,

Primal Pet Foods, Raw Food for Dogs and Cats (new window)

Saw this at a pet store a few days ago.

So, I still refuse to believe raw meat is bad for dogs.

It's bad in a Montezuma's Revenge kind of way, I'm told. So it's probably worse for your carpet.


If you were to take a kibble-fed dog and give it a lot of raw meat the dog would probably have some gastrointestinal problems. However if you would make the transition slowly the dog would be just fine. The slideshow has a few valid points, but beyond that it assumes that you are an utterly incompetent dog owner and need to be told all the things that could harm your precious pooch.

\gf is a vet tech
\\rants about this shiat on a daily basis
 
2009-08-22 12:24:53 AM
My dog just pooped red poop. Probably the watermelon I gave her a few hours ago.

Some other dog is probably gonna eat it.
 
2009-08-22 12:25:05 AM
One more thing that's harmful for dogs, but was omitted:
scrapetv.com
 
2009-08-22 12:44:01 AM
Allen917: CruJones: These are mostly overblown. A dog has to eat a lot of chocolate, a lot more than they can usually get to. Or at least a dog like a Golden Retriever does. Same for onions, he would have to eat like a whole large onion to get sick.

One of my Cockers managed to get ahold of a bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips. She ate about half of the bag and it made her violently ill which is probably what saved her life. Her little heart was racing to the point of busting. This was on a Sunday of course, so it took several hours to find a vet and get some charcoal into her to help absorb the posion.

//a lot of the other items on the list are crap.
//Both my Cockers do love watermelon and cucumbers though.


Yes, a bag of semi sweet chips is what I consider more than a dog can USUALLY get into. Like when people freak out because their dog ate a third of a Snickers.
 
2009-08-22 01:17:05 AM
I don't know why they believe salmonella would hurt a dog. I live in Wyoming and the poodle I grew up with would drag home and eat anything dead and rotting that it could carry. Along with the maggots, I'm sure, was a wide array of very nasty bacteria that could kick ass on anything in "possibly" tainted eggs.
 
2009-08-22 01:17:44 AM
artvsscience: One more thing that's harmful for dogs, but was omitted:

According to the list, Michael Vick is OK for your dogs if properly cooked.

/people count as meat, right?
 
2009-08-22 01:21:42 AM
sparkeyjames: Somaticasual: slideshow doesn't work on firefox.

Yes it does. Firefox/Linux. No problems here. If you have script blocking or ad blocking
don't forget to allow that site.


Why would I do that? They want me to look at their ads 30 times? Screw 'em.
 
2009-08-22 01:50:05 AM
We are trying to figure out if my inexplicably itchy dog has food allergies. We thought it was just an allergy to fleas, but he even itches when he has no fleas. We had to put him on a duck and potato food. If it isn't duck and potato, he can't have it.

So we did really well for three weeks and then last night while we were away he got into the garbage and swallowed three chicken thigh scraps, bones and all. Now we have to start all over again, and I get to worry about splintered chicken bones in his system.

Damn dog.
 
2009-08-22 01:55:32 AM
Oh and my dog also ate an entire box of Baily's-filled chocolates, minus the three pieces that we managed to eat before he got to them. He also ate my son's gingerbread house that he made at school. Same night.

Stupid us. We can't always remember to put things up.

He is a small dog and the liquor/chocolate/candy night did zero harm to him. He is a dachshund with an iron stomach.
 
2009-08-22 02:06:30 AM
pinkyjo: I don't know why they believe salmonella would hurt a dog. I live in Wyoming and the poodle I grew up with would drag home and eat anything dead and rotting that it could carry. Along with the maggots, I'm sure, was a wide array of very nasty bacteria that could kick ass on anything in "possibly" tainted eggs.

One of Speck's alts is "Dead Thing Roller Inner". She rolls in small mammal carcasses whenever she can. She even rolled on a dead earthworm on the driveway after a storm. Small dogs seem to be fascinated by decay. Plus that whole Napoleon complex.
 
2009-08-22 02:15:05 AM
Akuinnen: SwiftFox: Or an ethanol drip at the vet hospital. Not the kind of thing you want to try to treat yourself.
.

That's what ERs give bums after they drink anti-freeze.


Antifreeze is what we should give bums after they drink any sort of alcohol.
 
2009-08-22 02:33:45 AM
We don't give our dog chocolate of any kind, we know that. But we have given her ice cream, milk, and we tried grapes before (she doesn't understand them, she thinks they are a toy and plays with them instead of eating them). We also give her meat scraps, rib bones and other larger bones (never chicken bones - but gristle and such, sure). She's never had a problem (indeed, we have found commercial foods that gave her more problems).

Our dog is a sharpei/ridgeback mix that we got from the Humane Society. We have seen her eat through a door as well as chain link fence. She once ate part of a hose (and passed it ok). She once snuck a whole Snickers bar from my wife's purse, ate it whole, wrapper and all, and we didn't know about it until we found it whole in the yard when we were picking up her crap.
 
2009-08-22 02:49:49 AM
On a less controversial note, what's your puppies' favorite treat? My familys' dogs get Macaroni and Cheese mixed in with their kibble on their birthdays and Christmas.

/we had a Samoyed years ago that happily ate whole tennis balls
 
2009-08-22 04:32:35 AM
Just toss your dog some ice cubes.

They'll tear that shiat up like it was Kobe beef and beg for more.
 
2009-08-22 05:15:41 AM
Tinka happily munching away on her cow's heart, lamb's lung, tripe or whatever this was.

album.veelkralen.nl

album.veelkralen.nl

She gets this as a treat every now and then. Raw food is FINE for dogs! I mean, what do you think they ate when they had to catch their own food? They don't mind rotten stuff either, it's just not unnatural.
Of course your dog may have become oversensitive after a life-time of Liam's. A dog is not very likely to get salmonella either. And obviously you have to stick to normal hygienic procedures, keep meat in the freezer, don't leave it out too long etc.
 
2009-08-22 05:19:14 AM
And in case you're wondering, Tinka DOES eat her greens as well.
A pear a day keeps the vet away!

album.veelkralen.nl

She is a very picky eater. She will sometimes also self-medicate from herbs in the garden, picking something very deliberately.
 
2009-08-22 05:36:41 AM
Akuinnen: Charlotte: someone explain to me why you would feed raw meat to pets plz

You shouldn't feed your dog raw meat because Iams makes no $$ off of it.


i came here for this. thank you.
 
2009-08-22 05:43:35 AM
Phsycocan: i came here for this. thank you.

Well that and the domestication of the dog 30,000 years ago has lead to distinct changes in their ability to digest (and protect against) raw foods that their wolf ancestors could easily digest.
 
2009-08-22 09:36:07 AM
What a bunch of crap about the raw meats. Raw meats and raw bones are some of the healthiest things you can feed your animal. Do you think dogs in the wild cook their food? They have digestive systems set up to handle raw meat, unlike humans.

We've fed our dogs raw diets their whole life and have the healthiest dogs on the block to show for it. Learned the raw feeding from our dog trainer who also does nothing but raw. He even orders whole frozen rabbits and feeds them to his dogs.
 
2009-08-22 11:25:41 AM
Nocens: The bones thing is interesting... if not just bullshiat.

You don't feed dogs bird bones like chicken. They shatter far too easy and cause the problems described. The rest are ok, but let's just ban bones across the board shall we?


its ok to feed raw chicken on the bone to a dog. I feed my pitbull raw meat and veggies all the time.

cooked bones are bad, raw ok

the B.A.R.F. diet rules
 
2009-08-22 12:32:53 PM
This is a treasure trove of WANT pics
 
2009-08-22 04:23:07 PM
I had a dog that was allergic to Iams, that is wheat and corn.
 
2009-08-22 09:16:11 PM
I'm a vet and the ice cream place near my house gives out "doggie sundaes" with a mini scoop of vanilla. My dog loves it! I'm glad Iams has informed me that he is going to die.

This list annoys me because it mixes genuinely toxic things with foods that it's just not a good idea to give often because they're unhealthy and offers no information to differentiate. It's pretty useless.
 
2009-08-22 11:01:21 PM
This list is bullshiat for the modern asshole that keeps dogs in apartments. I've had lots of dogs. My dog is 16 years old. He's just a mix of races, your average off the streets dog. I feed him just about anything. All the leftovers are collected, and he is served once a day.

He regularly eats:

Chicken bones
Raw meat
Onions
Many vegetables
Salt
Sugar
Milk
Bovine bones
Fruits
And anything else you can find in my table. This includes bread and pepper. He even likes spicy food.

He has never visited the vet. Ever. He only got a few basic vaccines when he was under a year.

People should stop being such pussies with both their dogs and kids. Both kids and dogs were just fine before baby food, dog food and stranger fear were invented. Thank you very much for your concern.
 
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