Dog Food/Peanut Butter treats...OK?

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  1. LabBreeder

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    I was wondering if making a "ball" of dog kibble and peanut butter, then freezing it, is o.k. for a treat? It sounds healthy enough and it will last longer cause it's frozen.
     
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    A lot of people give their dogs peanut butter as a treat.

    I used to stuff their kong with PB and freeze it but PB gives my guys the really bad runs.

    I forget but I believe Mordy said PB is ok as long as it doesn't have some sort of oil.... hmmm..

    Edit: Found it:

     
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    All Natural PB is better then regular because it has less sugar.

    I think the treat you are talking about sounds good, I may just try it.... Thanks for the idea...lol

    Elissa
     
  4. LabBreeder

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    Cool! I might have actually come up with a new idea that will sweep chazzers off their paws...LOL...j/k :)

    I know others probably already do this, but at least I know they won't get stopped up or gooey or something really bad. I thought I remembered seeing that thread before...guess I'd forgotten about it.

    It's regular peanut butter, but it's only enough to hold the kibble into a ball for it to freeze. I also put a little along the top of those bone treats and froze some of them as well. They liked the kibble balls better though. :)
     
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    Another good treat that my dogs love is yogurt. It's super healthy for them and when it's frozen it takes awhile to eat.
     
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    I was under the impression dogs shouldnt eat fruit, yogurt, stuff that has sugars in it... can give them worms amung other bad results ???

    I do give my dog peanut butter though... and he loves it.
     
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    Toaster - look around the forum. There's plenty of stuff on it.

    My guys eat strawberries, nuts, lettuce, (not grapes anymore) and potatoes.. the list goes on. Fruits and veggies are just fine for poochies. :D
     
  8. LabBreeder

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    Shoot...mine have already had some carrots and whole potatoes today along with some pork. Veggies, meats and fruits have always been o.k. in my book as long as it's in moderation and they don't get sick from it (diarrhea or vomiting). I don't think a dog can get worms from eating certain foods. Worms are usually spread via fecal matter, right? Unless it's heart worms and that's them blasted mosquitos that play a part in that.
     
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    That is a good idea. I think I am going to have to try it. I always make Brady peanut butter "sandwiches" out of his dog treats and peanut butter. He loves peanut butter. I even let him lick the last of a jar when it is about to be finished.
     
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    Let me ask this, if I were to feed my dog fresh human foods, wouldn't he stop eating his dog food? I was very much under the impression dog food is much better for dogs vs human foods.

    My dog loves human treats, we sneak him tastes of this and that... but my feat is he would eventually stop eating his food entirely :(
     
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    Nope. Mordy, she knows all about dog foods, reccomends making your own dogs meals as opposed to feeding kibble. Kibble is not nearly as good as cooking up some hamburger and vegetables (there's a whole bunch of other stuff to fulfill their diet)

    My guys get human food everyday. Sometimes it's not the healthiest but whatever. Roxy loves popcorn, that's one of the bad things they get.. LOL. If we're having meat we'll give the dogs a couple of pieces. They lick my plates clean if it's something their allowed to have.

    Roxy wasn't eating much kibble, but now that we've begun mixing canned with kibble they eat all their breakfast/dinner at once. No problems whatsoever, and they get plenty of treats (dog treats for when we train everyday) and snacks (strawberries, cashews, popcorn, a bit of whatever I'm eating, eggs etc) in between.

    Roxy is a super picky eater, but now that we're mixing their food their both on schedules, but they still both get the same nutritious (and some not so nutritious LOL) treats in between meals.
     
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    Its actually good to give your dog human food. What is not good is to give them the food while you are eating because it creates a dog that begs. Lizzie gets a raw egg every other day in her kibble. I also give her cottage cheese, yougurt, cooked pumpkin and baby food (mostly vegetables). In the afternoon she gets fed a raw meal. Sometimes she will get chiken, which I cut up because she doesn’t chew and rip like she should, but then again shes a pup. Sometimes its beef, sometimes Lamb, Rabbit, whatever Im having that night I will give her some before I season and cook our portion.

    Some people home cook for their dogs but I prefer to feed raw because 1.) I feel its better for my dog and 2.) I do NOT like to cook and I have trouble cooking the family dinner so I really wouldn’t want to have to cook up two dinners.

    Hope that helps!
     
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    My dogs stop eating dog food right after their first meal of human food!!. You should really think twice before starting them on human food... I kinda regretted giving them our foods, just because they do not eat their food anymore :( - no matter what brand it is.
     
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    Thats what I figured. I mean, given the choice - what would you rather eat? :D

    I know a few people that feed thier dogs human food only... not for any other reason but the dog (pet) is a baby/child replacement for them. So they treat the dog like a human being.

    I will treat my dog with human food, but I don't think I would really want him on a human food diet, and for a similar reason as listed above... my family has a hard enough time eating meals ourselves, working the dogs special diet into the mix ----------- I couldn't handle it.

    I have not tried the frozen peanut butter treats yet, but I will. :cool:
     
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    Feeding clean, good quality food has nothing to do with a dog being a "baby/child replacement".

    Many people are uninformed about the bad quality ingredients in mainstream pet food, especially the kind you can find at grocery stores. If you are interested in reading about this, have a look here.
     
  16. LabBreeder

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    I don't think a dog will stop eating his kibble just because you give him/her human food. Tira has always gotten some sort of human food at some point in her life and she's always eaten her kibble. Gunner has always eaten his as well and neither show signs of not eating their dog food. If you continuously give a dog human food and never let it eat dog food on a regular basis I think it may be a problem...unless it's a home cooked prepared meal especially for dogs or a raw diet (ask mordy). Maybe it depends on the breed as to whether or not they'll eat their kibble. Some dogs NEVER want to eat dog food or they only want a specific brand.
     
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    I made Andy a peanut butter/kibble treat and he loved it! I mixed the PB and Kibble and put it around a rawhide stick. Then i froze it, and oila! A teething toy :D I did use natural peanut butter though..trying to be healthy :p
     
  18. LabBreeder

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    cool! Glad to hear he liked it!! :)
     
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    He loved it! Also got him to quit chewing on the furniture for a minute ;)
     
  20. LabBreeder

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    To bad I can't just peanut butter Gunner's mouth, lol. j/k He'll grow out of the "chew on everything stage" eventually. :)
     

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