feeding them

by Rich
(G'ville, Fl.)

Why is it not good to feed Pyrs human food? Like table scraps,etc. I just did three times this week and he threw up each time. I don't want to hurt him, so can you help me please? Can you suggest a brand of dog food to give him? I can not afford the expensive stuff right now, just coming out of surgery, but I want him to get something good.

He is 6 years old and not neutered. I just got him three weeks ago.

Thanks so much.

Rich
highlander7777@yahoo.com

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Jan 02, 2015
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do not feed table scraps to your pyr
by: Anonymous

We have 2 pyrs and we only feed them ProPlan dog food, it is not expensive, causes no gastro or skin problems and they love it. Do not feed them table scraps because they will start to 'counter-surf' and your dinner will be gone!!

Jan 07, 2015
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Human Food
by: Michael

I have a ten month old male and 90% of his diet is human food. Eggs, burgers, cheese, bread, corn, green beans, potatoes, and you name it. I could not imagine eating the same boring thing every day for the rest of my life and don't think he should either. He has zero gastro issues and I figure if the food is good enough for me its good enough for him. Oh yeah and he really enjoys it.

Jan 08, 2015
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table scraps
by: Marianne

There is no great reason to not feed them table scraps other than the begging at mealtime that develops.

If there was pork in what you gave, that might be the reason for vomitting it up. Or there may have been a lot of grease.

However, you do have to be careful as to what is there. Some food is toxic for dogs even if not for humans. You can find lists of no-no food on the internet.

As well, you can feed meaty bones as long as they are raw. Cooked bones might splinter and harm the internal organs.

When I was a kid, mum used to give table leftovers to the dog. He was always healthy. There was no dog food in the grocery store and no one bought much from the grocery store anyway. It was all prepared at home.

I would suggest you use Kirkland Signature from Costco, or Nature's Bounty form Costco. These are good quality, wheat and corn free and affordable.

Whatever you choose, be sure to read the ingredients to be sure there is no corn or wheat.

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