Question by Katherine P: Is an all-“human food” diet OK for my dog?
My dog (4 year old, girl [neutered] Cavalier King Charles Spaniel) for the past two days has refused to eat her kibble and wet food mix (but would eat treats and people food) and after awhile we just had to give in so that she wouldn’t starve. We decided that we think it’s a little mean to give her “dog” food when she hates it so much, so we’ve decided to try giving her cut up chicken breats (boneless and boiled) with brown rice and some chicken bouillon and other times some fried ground beef (fat drained away) with brown rice and beef bouillon. She eats it up readily and is now back to normal.

We know she wasn’t sick because she was very perky and tail-waggy and normal, but would just stand there barking at her bowls but looked hungry! (and we cleaned the bowls well, tried other brands of wet food, etc. she would not eat dog food!)

Is this human food diet unhealthy? We were thinking of trying mixing some kibble with this to give her vitamins, would that be better? should we add some veggies or something, if so what? By the way, she is “used to” human food because we’ve always given her table scraps and little hand-outs that she loved, but maybe only once an entire meal of people food.

Thanks!

Best answer:

Answer by Rayven ~ Life’s a B
What you are describing? No its not healthy. And honestly this is a problem of your own making. Two days? That’s nothing. Had you stuck to your guns and not caved in you wouldn’t have a picky dog. You can either fix the problem or you can continue to let the dog train you.

Either go back to kibble and wet and WAIT HER OUT. she will eat TRUST ME or learn how to make a proper “homemade” diet. Either way stop letting the dog dictate.

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