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I have just fed my dog macaroni cheese, have I messed up big time?

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GeckoLovingHornedThing Thu 18-Jun-09 20:45:56

I made macaroni cheese for dh for his birthday and out the small serving that was left over into the dogs bowl before thinking really

Is it really bad?

GeckoLovingHornedThing Thu 18-Jun-09 20:47:20

anyone?
tis Trinity btw

GeckoLovingHornedThing Thu 18-Jun-09 20:47:20

anyone?
tis Trinity btw

GeckoLovingHornedThing Thu 18-Jun-09 20:47:33

oops

CurryMaid Thu 18-Jun-09 20:48:16

WOuldn't bother me, it's not toxic or anything (unless there's onions in it?)

magnolia74 Thu 18-Jun-09 20:48:38

Nope, it's ok as a treat but obviously not fab for the doggy waistline grin

OldLadyKnowsNothing Thu 18-Jun-09 20:50:18

Unless your dog has a particularly sensitive tummy, it should be fine.

GeckoLovingHornedThing Thu 18-Jun-09 20:50:29

no onions in it at all

was macaroni
extra mature cheddar
milk
mustard
pepper
salt
flour
butter

nothing else

he is 9 months and a whippet/collie cross

I have recently worried that he may not be getting enough food and not gaining weight so the weight thing isn't a problem grin

GeckoLovingHornedThing Thu 18-Jun-09 20:51:30

well he threw up when he ate half a tennis ball but apart from that never blinked when I have changed food type

flowerybeanbag Thu 18-Jun-09 20:51:38

Are onions poisonous for dogs then CurryMaid?

FabBakerGirlIsBack Thu 18-Jun-09 20:51:42

did he enjoy it?

GeckoLovingHornedThing Thu 18-Jun-09 20:52:58

he wolfed it down in record time and looked very happy grin

CurryMaid Thu 18-Jun-09 20:53:14

Apparently they have an accumulative toxic effect flowery - so if they have a few on a regular basis it can do damage, as can a lot in one go, I think.

Why are you concerned? There is nothing our dog won't eat, he has his lovely, very expensive, perfectly balanced kibble.......and all our table scraps. He is a dustbin on legs.grin

Tonight he has dined on pizza, salad dressed with pesto and tiramissu.

He looks very well for it and is happily snoring.

magnolia74 Thu 18-Jun-09 20:54:20

onions, grapes and chocolate are all a no no for dogs

bumpybecky Thu 18-Jun-09 20:55:05

our dog gets leftovers fairly regulary, normally bits from plates rather than whole portions. Macaroni cheese seems ok to me, as long as it's not every day!

seeing as how yours is still a puppy I'm sure higher fat is a good thing as they're still so active

ours is 12 yo border collie x lab, not fat relatively healthy for her age

GeckoLovingHornedThing Thu 18-Jun-09 20:56:01

wel I've never had a dog before and we only got him on easter sunday
so far he has had nothing but his puppy food and puppy treats
and a few little chunks of cheese

I just worried that maybe he shouldn't be eating such rich food or somehting

Oh I dont know, I just have no clue really and worry about him like hes one of my children grin

thirtysomething Thu 18-Jun-09 20:56:02

dogs love pasta. he should be fine. not great as a regular thing as not balanced enough for a canine but lovely as a one-off.

GeckoLovingHornedThing Thu 18-Jun-09 20:57:00

raisins (obviously) and mushrooms too I think

OrmIrian Thu 18-Jun-09 20:58:36

He'll be fine.

Apparently it's chocolate they should avoid.

Wish someone had told our family before we fed all our family dogs chocolate biscuits as treat for years and years. Who knows they might have lived even longer (18, 17 and 18 yrs respectively) grin

flowerybeanbag Thu 18-Jun-09 21:01:49

interesting about the onions - I knew about chocolate and grapes/raisins - I am always diving on the floor when DS drops them in an attempt to get there before the dog! Didn't know about onions though, not that my dog has ever had any I don't think.

Mutt Thu 18-Jun-09 21:02:45

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

magnolia74 Thu 18-Jun-09 21:04:37

We avoid giving sweetcorn if possible..........

The dog likes to eat it again once out the other end <boak>

GeckoLovingHornedThing Thu 18-Jun-09 21:15:16

eeewwwww magnolia grin
thanks for that tip
I had alot of trouble when he ate geckos poop out of the potty
I would rather not see poop eating again

lucyellensmumisgreat Thu 18-Jun-09 21:49:28

don't worry, no harm done. He might get the squits mind - if he does, don't worry, no harm done just miss a meal, then put him on a bland (chicken and rice) diet for a few days until it calms down.

My dog used to eat his poo - gross!! If you put pineapple chunks in their food, it apparently makes the poo taste horrible so they dont do it - yuck

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