It’s that time of the year, many are enjoying backyard fun dining.
Keep your dog safe and do not give your dog table scraps.
Resist Your Dog’s Begging Eyes.
Table Scraps are NOT Treats.
Yes, it’s hard to resist your dog’s begging eyes. As a responsible dog owner, you must understand the effects of giving your dog table scraps. Always, keep in mind your dog’s health. Having table scraps can have a major effect on your dog’s weight and overall health.
Redefine Your LOVE for your Dog.
Your LOVE for your dog sometimes is NOT “giving in” to what your dog WANTS but rather doing what’s best for your dog’s NEEDS.
Ann Staub says
Shiner probably gets too many table scraps, so I am glad that her weight is not an issue. She likes to steal Violet’s food and get anything she drops on the floor. And I’ve given in a time or two as well! But many dogs don’t handle them well at all.
Earl Lover says
Earl doesn’t get any table scraps… if he did, he would whine and whine forever more for them!! He doesn’t forget!!
Lots of Woofs from Earl and I at Earl’s World!
Thanks for posting this. It is interesting to see table scraps quantified in terms of distance walked for a dog. I think it is easy to forget that even big dogs are significantly smaller than we are and have much lower caloric requirements. Although it is tough to say no to those faces, it is important to consider the impact extra treats have on their health and weight.
Early on it was clear Bailey’s stomach doesn’t tolerate much beyond dog food and dog snacks. Any time someone thought they were being “nice” and dropping something for him, he’d get violently ill. God Bless her my grandmother was the worst offender. So while he begs knowing what a mess it will be later is even more of an incentive than thinking about his weight issues.
Katy would love table scraps, but she too has her digestive challenges as we learned this morning when we awoke to evidence of grass eating in the early hours of the morning.
Emily @ Adventures of a Dog Mom says
I’ll admit it, we give Boomer and Dottie the occasional nibble but we make up for it in extra walks, playtime and a reduced amount of treats or food.
Sand Spring Chesapeakes says
Great info graphic and information. Have a great weekend.
easy rider says
If I try to enter the table with the food, I have to go out. Mom said all that things they eat are not good for me. I don’t know why, but if she says so… That are alot of miles a dog has to walk to burn the table scraps… so we better stay away :o)
Dolly the Doxie says
Very important information Sugar thank you! I should share this with my cousin Taffy. Love Dolly
Madi and mom says
Well said Sugar
Kitties are not big table scrap eaters. I however do love a few Cheerios out of mom’s bowl.
Madi your bfff
Ma has put the big ‘kibosh’ on any table scraps (she never gave me any, butts Gpa is my bestest friend…hehehe)
this is important info fursure!
What a great infographic!
Tiffany & The Cattle Aussies says
We admit that we do generally get table scraps….but either the amounts are very small, or we compensate by getting a little less at regular mealtimes or if we exercised a lot during the day, then regular meal amounts remain the same even with the extra treats. All the pups are in pretty decent shape (not overweight nor emaciated), and hips and ribs can be felt.
M. K. Clinton says
Great infographic Sugar but a bit scary! We have begun bringing carrots to the table so when Bentley gives us the pitiful Basset look, I slip him a piece of mini carrot.
I don’t think there is anything wrong with giving a dog a little bit of something healthy, like veggies, fruit, or unseasoned meat. They deserve fresh food, too. One just has to make sure to subtract a bit of their normal food if it is being done regularly.
Great infographic Sugar…those table scraps add up really quickly.
I very rarely give my boys people food, even though they often beg for it.
Jana Rade says
This graphic does not compare the caloric value of say a mouthful of steak and an average dog biscuit, though.
Molly The Wally says
Table scraps instead of or as part of my dinner over here. We don’t allow both. Have a serene Sunday and let us all partake of some big easy today.
Best wishes Molly
My Puggle, Theo, was fed table scraps by his previous family. He was a hefty 38 pounds when we adopted him last July. We’ve really been careful with what he eats and he is now much healthier at 31 pounds.
What a great article. I had no idea how few calories a dog burns on a walk and how many added calories they intake from table scraps. We don’t give our dogs any table scraps but I know many people whose dogs would benefit if their pet parents read this article. I will share this.