Is Feeding Dogs Table Scraps Bad For Them?
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Q: Are table scraps for dogs bad for their health?
A: It is definitely best to avoid feeding your dog table scraps.
Fatty and oily foods can cause severe dog health issues like vomiting, diarrhea, and even pancreatitis. Even worse, there are some human foods that are toxic to dogs: Onions, or anything cooked with onions, can be harmful to your dog and should never be fed to him.
Dogs that are fed table scraps tend to become dependent on them. Dogs who eat table scraps may refuse to eat regular dog food and altogether. Feeding table scraps to dogs can also lead to bad behaviors like begging. If you want to reward your pet or give him some variety, stick to treats made specifically for dogs.