How are dogs different from humans?
Dogs have been known to be man's best friend; however, our four-legged best friends are by nature, very different from us; right from the physiology, growth patterns, senses and size of the stomach up to their life span.
Why home cooked food is NOT ideal for your pet dog:
Fish & meat bones:
Bones from fish and meat can lead to choking, obstruction or laceration of the digestive system.
Chewing raw or cooked bones can cause damage to pet's teeth. There is no evidence that chewing bones is beneficial to oral health.
Nutritional analysis of typical home prepared diets consistently identified deficiencies and excesses of essential nutrients. Home food may frequently cause loose stools.
Repeatedly feeding raw eggs can deplete the biotin levels of the dog, causing hair loss and weakness.
Excessive feeding of milk and other dairy products can cause loose stools.
Raw liver or as much as three servings of cooked liver in a week can cause Vitamin A toxicity affecting the dog's muscles and causing deformed bones.
Onions & garlic:
Ingredients such as onions, garlic, milk and raw eggs used in home-prepared diets can cause illness or digestive trouble in cats and dogs.
Human foods used as treats such as chocolate, cakes and sweets containing the artificial sweetener xylitol and raisins and grapes can be toxic and therefore cause harm to cats and dogs.