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Jan 11, 2014 02:18 PM

Eating dog food, is it wrong?

Got you to look!
I was making food for my dogs, bulk quantity chicken thighs with skin and bones, huge turkey legs, pressure cooked with a bit of salt, to falling off the bone. I reduced the and turkey.....really tasty! I considered saving the stock for myself. I know they like it. I give nibbles to the dogs as they lay around my feet in the kitchen...waiting for the "oooops, I dropped it" moment. But, wow, this is really good.

Should I keep it for myself?
What would you do?


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  1. Dogs eat pretty well (at least in our house) - if the food ain't rotten I see no problem with eating it. I wish I could have a vet for my healthcare plan instead of Obamacare too!

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    1. re: kagemusha49

      My work health care plan has pet health care available. Also, the supermarket chain in my neighborhood has a discounted healthy pet plan for regular prescribed drugs for any pets in the family. Dogs, cats, ferrets, etc. Price is nearly nothing.

      1. re: breadchick

        Wow, I want to work where you work! If I could even get flexible spending for pet healthcare ...

    2. When I was in grad school I took on a contract to install a computer for a man whose dog ate better than most families.Grain-fed chicken, filet, organic produce - the whole 9.

      1. Don't remind me of that liverwurst sandwich I had one day after school when i was a kid. it wasn't liverwurst.

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          1. I can't stop my 18 month old son from eating dry cat food. If I forget to put it away, he's on it! Seems to keep him regular.

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            1. re: earthygoat

              You may want to have him neutered before he starts marking the upholstered furniture.

                  1. re: Veggo

                    my sister use to eat the dog food..she had the shinest hair

                      1. re: Veggo

                        ya thats why we had to put her down so sad

                1. re: Veggo

                  That would certainly limit future granchildren.

                  My mother keeps her dog's food out, and he always spills some around the bowl, fridge, etc. One of my dogs considers it her duty to immediately 'clean up' when she arrives. That's what she does at home with anything left on the kitchen floor for more than 15 seconds!

                2. re: earthygoat

                  Does he purr when you scratch him under the chin ? Jump onto your computer keyboard when you least expect it ? Wail when he's about to go into the bathtub ?

                  OTOH ...... put a litterbox beside him and watch what happens. Could be the boon you've been waitin' for .........

                  Look Ma, NO diapers ! :-D

                  1. re: LotusRapper

                    No purring, but he can sure crash the laptop with one hand smash to the keyboard, just like the cat flopping down on it. I think you're onto something with the litter box :)

                  2. re: earthygoat

                    Embarrassed to admit that I did this too as a toddler. Dry cat food, sticks of butter, and best not leave a bottle of beer unattended. I think it all went into making me the discerning chowhound I am today.