Do you eat the same thing for breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day? Do your children? I’m guessing that the answer is no. I can’t imagine having the exact same thing for every meal day after day. I’m thinking of how quickly everyone tires of leftover turkey, stuffing, and cranberries within a few days of Thanksgiving. My husband, the kids, and I are always trying new recipes and different foods but what about our dog Brutus? What’s his typical weekly meal plan? “I’m serving my dog The Nutro™ Company food as part of a sponsored series with Socialstars. #HonestToDog”
It goes something like this.
Monday: Dog Food
Tuesday: Dog Food
Wednesday: Dog Food and Toddler Table Scraps
Thursday: The Same Boring Dog Food
Friday: DOG FOOD AGAIN with a Side of Whatever is Left on Toddler’s Face
You get the point. We’re eating fun stuff and Brutus is usually stuck with the same old dry dog food again and again. It’s no wonder he begs for food from the kids. The big kids know not to give him table scraps but the little boys think there is nothing better than sharing with their furry pal. I know he’s just looking for variety but many human foods aren’t safe for dogs. The Nutro Company has a plan for spicing up your dogs meals without giving them dangerous human foods.
Feeding Your Dog a Variety without Dangerous Human Foods
Only NUTRO™ ROTATIONS™ offers a solution to feeding variety with digestive stability. With NUTRO ROTATIONS you can add variety to your dog’s diet by switching recipes from one bag to the next. Real Meat, Poultry or Fish is ALWAYS the first ingredient in their foods. They use whole grains and the finest fruits and vegetables and are made with only Non-GMO ingredients. The Nutro Company never uses corn, wheat, chicken by-product meal or soy protein in their foods.
I know realistically that even though Brutus now has a variety in his diet he’s still going to ask for what we’re eating and it’s important to know what foods are safe and which ones are not. He needs a diet of grain free dog food not grapes and guacamole!
Human Foods that are Dangerous for Your Dog
Avocados contain persin which is safe for humans who don’t have an allergy but can be toxic to dogs.
Grapes or Raisins are a favorite snack for my little ones but even a small amount of these can make your dog very ill. While research hasn’t shown why, grapes and raisins can cause kidney failure. Keep grapes and raisins out of reach of your dog and do not let young children have them unsupervised where they may feed them to your dog without knowing better.
Onions and garlic are also not safe choices for dogs. Eating even one large portion of garlic or onion, in any form, can cause poisoning to your dog. These foods can destroy his red blood cells, leading to anemia which can be very dangerous.
Also on the list of foods NOT to give your furry friends for various reasons are alcohol, caffeine, dairy products, macadamia nuts, fat trimmings and bones, candy including chocolate, fruits with pits like peaches or plums, salt, raw eggs, raw meat or fish, medicines, and many spices.
It is safe for your dog to have a natural dog food that is grain free like NUTRO ROTATIONS which is formulated for your dog’s digestive system. It’s also safe for him to have small amounts of thoroughly cooked lean meats, apples, oranges, and bananas as well as watermelon, carrots, zucchini, cucumber, and green beans all in moderation. Cooked plain white rice is safe too and can actually offer some relief if your dog has an upset stomach.
Give your dog some spice in his life with a more exciting meal plan than what Brutus is used to but keep him safe while doing so. Learn more about the variety of recipes available from the Nutro Company and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.
What do you feed your dog?
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Tatanisha Pitts-Worthey says
This sounds like an amazing idea! I have to admit there are weeks that my dog eat the same food each meal. I like how it sounds too, rotation. Will be checking this out!
Yona Williams says
What a cute dog! I have always been aware and diligent about not giving any of my dogs ‘people’ food – I feel so bad when others are unaware of the dangers…you don’t know unless someone tells you.
Emma Spellman says
I love the name of the dog food and the idea behind it. I don’t have a dog, but I grew up with tons of them because my grandmother was a trainer and I know that they had to be bored of the same food. This is genius.
This food looks great – our dog is a beagle and gets into EVERYTHING! Its always good to know what they shouldn’t eat!
Shaney Vijendranath says
I don’t have a pet yet so posts like these are really helpful for me since we plan on getting a puppy for my daughter.
I actually don’t have any dogs, but I do have two cats. It’s interesting to see what human foods are not good for dogs. I knew about some of them but not all.
Chubskulit Rose says
Our dog love table food but we make sure to watch out what we give them. I read a similar article about foods not to give to dogs when we were just planning to get a dog.
Thanks for this info. Avocados are truly deadly for the dogs along with chocolates.
Annemarie LeBlanc says
I feed my dog his regular lamb and rice dog food and I add some boiled meat to his meal. Just plain boiled. No salt, no other additives. Thanks for letting me know about garlic and onions.
This sounds like a great way to give your dog variety. I have a lot of friends with dogs. I will have to share this with them.
My dogs have very sensitive tummies and they cannot tolerate human food. These are great tips you’ve shared.
lisa @bitesforbabies says
My poor dog couldn’t eat people food if he wanted to…he has such a senstive stomach and gets sick almost immediately!
There are so many harmful foods out there for dogs. We stick with dog food and dog treats but I do give them some meat from dinner on occasion as a special treat.
Sadly, I know this all too well. WE just lost our dog when he stole half a loaf of zucchini bread (with Xylitol) off the table. It was awful! finding a good dog food and staying with it is very important!
So many pet owners feed their dogs with leftover foods.. its probably not a bad thing but could be dangerous if the dog has unknown health problems
Myrah - Coupon Mamacita says
You have to be really careful when you feed your dog anything other than dog food. My vet told me my dog could have carrots, green beans, bell peppers, and celery.
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says
Great, great article. You should never feed your dog table food. It’s not good for them, and you might accidentally give them something toxic.
We decided not to give our dog any scrape food. I didn’t want a begging dog. Towards the end we got a little less strict on this, I had no idea what was toxic to dogs besides chocolate.
Caitlin Stevens says
This is such a good idea. I am glad Nutro thought of it. A safe way to offer variety wihtout being worried you might be harming Fido. My dogs get table scraps, but there are same days they jsut wont eat their dog food!
Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says
I had no idea avocados were toxic to dogs. I don’t give them to my dog, but that is good to know.