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Fruits & veggies

Post by SnagP » Tue, 28 Aug 2001 09:40:42



Just wondering what kinds of fruits & veggies others' dogs enjoy, for
some things to try out over here...and any warnings re: some being known
to cause diarrhea problems. I know some things are likely to at first
until she gets used to them, but are there some more likely to cause it
than others?

Also, any reason to not feed fruit yogurt instead of just the plain?

thanks y'all!
--
PaulC and the touchy-tummy puppy

 
 
 

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Post by shell » Tue, 28 Aug 2001 10:06:52


On Sun, 26 Aug 2001 17:40:42 -0700, Paul Matthews

Quote:

>Just wondering what kinds of fruits & veggies others' dogs enjoy, for
>some things to try out over here...and any warnings re: some being known
>to cause diarrhea problems. I know some things are likely to at first
>until she gets used to them, but are there some more likely to cause it
>than others?

i give mine bits and pieces of pretty much all the raw stuff
i eat:  apples, pears, bananas, grapes, carrots, pumpkin,
mushrooms, squash, zucchini, green beans.  

be careful with cruciferous veggies (brussels sprouts,
broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, bok choy, kohl rabi,
turnips).  they can sometimes cause gas.  i still give them
to my dogs, but only occasionally and only in small
quantities.  also be careful with celery.  make sure you
chop it up small so that it's not stringy.

onions can cause hemolytic anemia, so stear clear of them.
i also try to avoid nightshades for both myself and the dogs
(tomatoes, potatoes, peppers).

i give raw veggies mostly as filler and as treats.  if
you're wanting to give them for their nutritional value,
they need to be put through the food processor to break down
the cell walls.  otherwise, they aren't very digestable for
dogs.

Quote:
>Also, any reason to not feed fruit yogurt instead of just the plain?

it's awfully high in sugar.

--
shelly and elliott & harriet

 
 
 

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Post by SnagP » Tue, 28 Aug 2001 13:10:36


Thanks, lots of good ideas...we will definately be staying away from the
stinky stuff. She has enough of a problem with that from just her
regular kibble & the little bit of canned that goes with it. I mainly
want to add things to her diet for filler. Lately, she's been going back
to check if her bowl has refilled itself a lot more often than she used
to. I don't want to increase the amount she eats by more than just a
little for growth since she tends to pudge out pretty easily.

I hadn't thought about the sugar in the yogurt, since I hate the stuff &
have no idea just how sweet some of it is <g>. I might try adding some
regular fruit in with hers. She's been getting a little bored with just
the plain every night, but she loved the kind with cherries on the
bottom.

Are there any veggies that _have_ to be cooked before she can eat them?
I remember as a kid, being told to never eat raw rubarb because it was
poisonous...but this could have been to just keep us out of the
neighbor's garden <g>

--
PaulC - which came first, the wag or the ball the tail gets wagged for?

 
 
 

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Post by Rock » Tue, 28 Aug 2001 13:21:57




Quote:
> I mainly
> want to add things to her diet for filler.

Both of my dogs love frozen green beans (the French-cut skinny
ones).  Don't thaw them - I think that the crunch is half the
attraction.

--
--Matt.  Rocky's a Dog.

 
 
 

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Post by Shell » Tue, 28 Aug 2001 13:38:24



Quote:
> Are there any veggies that _have_ to be cooked before she can eat them?

Not necessarily cooked, but somehow the cell wall needs to be broken down
for a dog to be able to digest it properly(and not just pass it out).
Puree it in a blender or food processor, or juicer (you can give pulp &
juice).
Starchy veggies (carrots, potatoes) sometimes will give a dog itchies, and
others will do other things:   too much celery acts as a diuretic, too much
canned pumpkin (NOT pie filling) can cause diarrhea.   Dark, leafy stuff
(Kale, romaine, broccoli) is high in oxalic acid & should be used with great
moderation.    No onions.

Quote:
> I remember as a kid, being told to never eat raw rubarb because it was
> poisonous...but this could have been to just keep us out of the
> neighbor's garden <g>

Probably just to keep you out of the garden!  The leaves are poisonous, but
the red stalks are yummy dipped in sugar!   I used to eat them fresh from my
grammy's garden as a kid.
Shelly, Coda & Guiness...
 
 
 

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Post by MtnGrmet » Tue, 28 Aug 2001 14:36:58


I ran into someone that routinely gave her beagle watermelon.  She loved it so
I tried some recently on my dog and he loves it also.  If it's not seedless, I
remove the seeds first.  Hope it's good for him cause he really likes it.
Debbie  
 
 
 

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Post by Shell » Tue, 28 Aug 2001 20:21:29



Quote:
> I ran into someone that routinely gave her beagle watermelon.  She loved
it so
> I tried some recently on my dog and he loves it also.  If it's not
seedless, I
> remove the seeds first.  Hope it's good for him cause he really likes it.

*heehee*   Coda won't eat Watermelon, however Guiness will.   And vice versa
on Cantelope.   With melon, however, a little bit goes a long way!     When
Coda was about 7mos. old, we went on a local charity walk together.   I'd
packed some snacks for him & me.   Mine was cubed cantelope.   I'd eat one,
he'd eat one & so on. (and the whole thing was only 1/2 a sandwich bag
full!)
 He ended up having a bout of diarrhea all over the Govenor's lawn! (Well,
the small strip of lawn that is outside the gated fence)  There were
photographers there, luckily, they were watching the Governor & his family
leaving in his Jaguar.   But, I *did* see one of his children watching &
pointing from the back seat!
I'm a devout poo picker upper, but that just had to be left!
Shelly, Coda & Guiness...
 
 
 

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Post by buglad » Wed, 29 Aug 2001 04:02:11


  Dark, leafy stuff

Quote:
>(Kale, romaine, broccoli) is high in oxalic acid & should be used with
great
>moderation.

.......Close, but no banana for you!  :-)  Actually its spinach and chard
that are high in oxalic acid (as are rhubarb leaves).  The cruciferous
family - kale, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, bok choy, chinese cabbage,
etc. - can cause gas and also inhibit thyroid function in the raw state.
Both of these problems can be fixed with slight steaming.

buglady
take out the dog before replying

 
 
 

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Post by Cynd » Wed, 29 Aug 2001 05:14:56


Carrots and potatoes can cause the "itchies"????? In almost all hypo-allerginic food, the starch is potato and everywhere I've read, it says carrots are great for roughage - no mention - ever - of these causing itchy problems.  Carrots are Mandy's greatest treats - she gets a few baby ones every day - and is scratching herself constantly.  Of course, I switched her from Lamb and Rice to Chicken and Rice about 1 month before she started her scratching, but I had been giving her carrots for almost a year now.  I switched back to lamb and rice to see if it helps.
--
Cyndi
Quote:



> > Are there any veggies that _have_ to be cooked before she can eat them?

> Not necessarily cooked, but somehow the cell wall needs to be broken down
> for a dog to be able to digest it properly(and not just pass it out).
> Puree it in a blender or food processor, or juicer (you can give pulp &
> juice).
> Starchy veggies (carrots, potatoes) sometimes will give a dog itchies, and
> others will do other things:   too much celery acts as a diuretic, too much
> canned pumpkin (NOT pie filling) can cause diarrhea.   Dark, leafy stuff
> (Kale, romaine, broccoli) is high in oxalic acid & should be used with great
> moderation.    No onions.

> > I remember as a kid, being told to never eat raw rubarb because it was
> > poisonous...but this could have been to just keep us out of the
> > neighbor's garden <g>

> Probably just to keep you out of the garden!  The leaves are poisonous, but
> the red stalks are yummy dipped in sugar!   I used to eat them fresh from my
> grammy's garden as a kid.
> Shelly, Coda & Guiness...

 
 
 

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Post by Shell » Wed, 29 Aug 2001 08:49:00


Ah-ha!   Darn!   I *knew* it was something...:-)  See what happens when I
try to use my memory & not refer to the books!
Good thing for you to keep me in line!  :-)

Shelly (still trying to get her veggie families straight!), Coda (Who
doesn't care what family they're in, he likes 'em all!) & Guiness...


Quote:


>   Dark, leafy stuff
> >(Kale, romaine, broccoli) is high in oxalic acid & should be used with
> great
> >moderation.
> .......Close, but no banana for you!  :-)  Actually its spinach and chard
> that are high in oxalic acid (as are rhubarb leaves).  The cruciferous
> family - kale, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, bok choy, chinese cabbage,
> etc. - can cause gas and also inhibit thyroid function in the raw state.
> Both of these problems can be fixed with slight steaming.

> buglady
> take out the dog before replying

 
 
 

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Post by Shell » Wed, 29 Aug 2001 08:51:22



"Carrots and potatoes can cause the "itchies"????? In almost all
hypo-allerginic food, the starch is potato and everywhere I've read, it says
carrots are great for roughage - no mention - ever - of these causing itchy
problems.  Carrots are Mandy's greatest treats - she gets a few baby ones
every day - and is scratching herself constantly. "

Not all dogs...but some dogs have "issues" with starches.   But, some dogs
have "issues" with everything!  :-)    Cooked potatoes seem to be easier to
digest too.
Luckily for me (and you too, looks like!) our dogs don't have problems with
them.
Shelly, Coda & Guiness...

 
 
 

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Post by Dian » Fri, 31 Aug 2001 20:59:00


I used to have a JRT that picked blackberries... & my GSD loves me to pick
them for her.

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Quote:



> "Carrots and potatoes can cause the "itchies"????? In almost all
> hypo-allerginic food, the starch is potato and everywhere I've read, it
says
> carrots are great for roughage - no mention - ever - of these causing
itchy
> problems.  Carrots are Mandy's greatest treats - she gets a few baby ones
> every day - and is scratching herself constantly. "

> Not all dogs...but some dogs have "issues" with starches.   But, some dogs
> have "issues" with everything!  :-)    Cooked potatoes seem to be easier
to
> digest too.
> Luckily for me (and you too, looks like!) our dogs don't have problems
with
> them.
> Shelly, Coda & Guiness...

 
 
 

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Post by Shell » Sat, 01 Sep 2001 05:21:05



Quote:
> I used to have a JRT that picked blackberries... & my GSD loves me to pick
> them for her.

*heehee*   My Collie cross like to pick blackberries, strawberries &
raspberries, and now it seems he's developed a taste for cherry tomatoes
too!    Guiness, our GSD likes them pre-picked as well.  :-)
Shelly, Coda & Guiness...
 
 
 

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Post by Rock » Sat, 01 Sep 2001 12:21:00




Quote:
> My Collie cross like to pick blackberries, strawberries &
> raspberries, and now it seems he's developed a taste for
> cherry tomatoes too!

Easy pickings!  Does your dog do flying body slams to apple tree
branches and then graze on the "windfall" apples?

--
--Matt.  Rocky's a Dog.

 
 
 

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Post by Shell » Sat, 01 Sep 2001 20:13:03



Quote:
> Easy pickings!  Does your dog do flying body slams to apple tree
> branches and then graze on the "windfall" apples?

Nope, they're too opportunistic!  They'd rather eat them off the ground, or
do the body slams to attempt to knock the squirrels out!  :-)

Shelly, Coda (And the Infamous Squirrel Incident) & Guiness...