When we had a dog when I was growing up, she often ate what we were eating (so some meat, potatoes, veg and gravy), and we only gave her dog food if we were eating something she couldn't. So, does anyone else give their dog human food? Or is it a terrible idea?
Dogs rarely, if ever, get food poisoning from raw (better digestive systems by evolution). Google BARF (Bones & Raw Food) and RAW for details.
My mate feeds all her 8 (!) dogs scraps from the cafe she works in and, apart from the huge savings, her dogs are in fabulous condition.
Our dog has a mix of home-cooked & RAW. A mix because she's bloody fussy and her breed is prone to allergies. She's been on this since we got her as a pup and have had no allergy problems, much to our vet's amazement.
When I cook for us humans, she may get a doggy version depending on what it is. Otherwise I make stuff for her.
Hmmm. See, I'm considering this because I actually want to puke at the smell of dog food. I'm feeding our puppy dry feed with a bit of warm water added (he's teething) and it stinks to high heaven. And it makes him stink. Seriously, this pup could power a wind turbine. But as he's only 14 weeks old I'm not sure I should risk it. Would it be better to feed him the nutritionally balanced stink of Satan food until he's fully grown? I don't want to damage his development at all.