He loves to have cheese for breakfast Lunch and dinner. He likes cheese than his dog food
(a) How many of you give cheese to your dogs
My vet told me not to give cheese . he is promoting science diet food. My dog does not like science diet food I tried all different brand can food and Dry food .he does not like any of them . He is ok with ceaser plus dog food . I now ordered 72 packs from Petco.(1 pack is 83 cents )
The question is about cheese . How often I can give
one member earlier indicated to mix cheese with the dog food . That works ok with ceaser plus dog food not with other brands
I noticed He only picks up cheese and leave the rest of his food If I mix with science diet or Podigree or other brands he is ok with ceaser plus dog food when mixing little cheese. ( he will eat the whole can of ceasr plus)
My Vet is against raw food, cheese , ham and so on
I do not give ham or any types of Raw food to my dog. I give him cheese . he loves it.
I feel guilty because the Vet does not want me to give him cheese at all
(b) I saw this topic addressed before many times some of you agree the human food is ok for the dog. My dog loves all the food I eat than his food
I am not sure it is good for his health though I know we have lots of experts in this forum who can answer me
(c) How many of you folks give human food to dogs What do you give .give me some examples
You can give many different foods to your dog, and cheese is one of them.
It is something I use frequently as a training reward.
As with all things, it should be used in moderation. The main concern with cheese for dogs is the sodium content.
Other things that are good for your dog that he might enjoy in his food include:
eggs: raw, softly scrambled, or sunny side up canned fish: mackerel, salmon.....no tuna Cottage cheese Plain Yoghurt Raw chicken wings, necks, gizzards, hearts FRESH ground meats, raw, in small quantities You can also use liver but it should be used sparingly as it has a pretty strong laxative effect on dogs. Many dogs also like vegetables. Mine eat fresh raw greens, finely chopped, several times per week. These can include any or all or any combination of romaine lettuce, mustard, kale, turnip or collard greens, spinach, parsley or other herbs. I randomly select some and finely chop them along with a clove or two of garlic, and then each dog gets about a heaping tablespoon or 2 mixed in with their food.
They also like steamed french green beans. I buy them frozen and cook in the bag in the microwave on high for about 4 minutes.
I don't blame your dog for not liking Science Diet. Check out the super premium brands at your local pet supply store and choose one of those.
Shadow loves cheese, I think it's her favorite, though I don't give her very much because it's dairy, and I don't think she should have too much of it. When I'm eating it sometimes I will give her a little piece or two.
Try putting beef broth or chicken broth on your dog's food. Shadow eats it right away with broth on it.
I use american cheese to train my dog. We practice our tricks twice a day and I give her small pieces of the cheese to reinforce good behavior. I also use white meat chicken breast (cooked) for a treat or for training. I cook up one extra when we have chicken for dinner, cut it into bite size pieces and put it in a sandwich bag. I use can dog food (Nutro holistic) first thing in the morning and free feed dry. Keep trying the better dog foods until you find one that your dog will eat and I wouldn't put cheese in the meals. Use it as a treat. I have never had a problem giving small amounts of cheese to my dog but I have never asked the vet if it's okay either.
***Edited By: Littledogsmom on 10/30/2005 12:53:49 PM*** Reason: xx
We have always used cheese as well, generally to give pills, but occassionally those little faces light up when I get the cheese out when cooking and I have to sneak them some. I have never known for it to be bad for them , obviously you dont want to feed strictly cheese, but as a treat is fine.
My dogs love cheese. Nothing wrong with giving dogs cheese of course you cannot have a diet of only cheese :-) As for science diet yuck! Science diet is bad for dogs, read the label. A good dog food has ingredients that we all recognize and can actually read and spell out. If the ingredients of your dog food has numerous polysyllabic words I can almost guarantee that dog food is no good. Check out flint river ranch, merricks, chicken soup and check the ingredients. I like natural diets but we all don't have the time to prepare such elaborate meals.
lol No!!! Im sorry Im laughing because you keep giving in...Jimmy won't starve himself. If you stop giving him human food completely he will eventually eat his dog food. He knows you'll give in and give him something better that's why he won't eat his dog food. He's waiting for chicken wings and cheese, etc.
Stop switching his food and stop feeding people food. He will never start eating dog food if you keep giving him people food.
Another idea, grill some chicken and cut it into the smallest pieces possible. Mix that with his food. Make it teeny tiny so that he cannot only pick the chicken out, make sure he's got to eat the kibble, too.
Also, try the "dog gravy" that is sold at PetCo. You can put it on the dry food and mix it well, that might work.
On another note, if you don't trust your vet, you should look for a new one. The relationship you have with your vet is important. You should feel comfortable discussing your dog with your vet and feel like he/she is concerned about what is in your dog's best interest. If you don't feel comfortable, you'll be less likely to bring up issues your dog is having, so those issues will go unsolved and in some cases, could lead to serious health problems for your dog.
Personally, I'd steer clear of any vet that pushed me to feed my dogs Science Diet, but that's just me.
Hello We were told to give our Yorkshire terrier grated cheese on his food once a day by both the breeder and the vet. He now will only eat his dried dog food with a smattering of parmesan or Cheddar!! i also use it to teach with too. I guess every thing in moderation. Good luck
My, My, keep feeding your dogs people food, i just wonder why so many dogs has the same sickness as people do . think now they use to didn't. just dogs living till old age. now they come in to the vets office high blood pressure- cancer - arthritis- leg disease etc. wait don't bash me lol.. my o/p) If your doc said no cheese then why do you keep giving it to him.and feeling guilty . you go doc , go ahead and buy your lexis. your office is going to be filled.