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17 January 2007 @ 01:01 pm
Treats-Fruit and such  
Hello Everyone!
So this morning I made myself some fruit and yogurt while I fed the dogs their morning meal. Usually, this is Leo's zen time and it takes an act of G-d to get him away from his food, especially when I add the gravy like I did this morning :)

Today, however, he was way more interested in my strawberries and blueberries. I did a search on google to see if they were toxic for dogs and after finding nothing to suggest that they were, I decided to let him try a little as a treat. And OMG. He LOVES them. I got him to do "Bang!" and "roll over" without even the tiniest bit of faking or half rolls, haha.

So now I'm just curious. Does anyone else's BT like "non typical" (meaning the usual MEAT and CHEESE!) treats? I've always wondered about whether I should try to incorporate more fruit and vegetables into my dog's diet. Leo seems pretty receptive to eating more, especially when peanut butter is involved :) Also, does anyone have a more reliable goto guide for food toxicity? I've found a few online but I've been getting conflicting information.

Finally, here's a picture!

Leo and his little sister Tallulah
jennygel7: saysaysayjennygel7 on January 17th, 2007 09:18 pm (UTC)
Cute picture...

Saidie will eat anything, except wasabi. She backs up when she gets close to sushi and smells it. Then starts sneezing.

Katkittehkat on January 17th, 2007 10:56 pm (UTC)
That picture kills me with the cuteness! :D

We feed our just about every safe fruit and veggie, the only thing on the safe list that we avoid is aparagus, since Carson didn't chew it once and dad had to remove a half-gnawed stalk from his bum that got stuck halfway... Carson loves bananas and green peppers the most, and his bulldog sister loves carrots and apples (particularly granny smith). They also loooove cucumbers. They come running whenever they hear the veggie bin open and they'll eat salad, salsa, and fruit bowls. They love everything. The one food that repels Carson is Salt and Vinegar chips... if you offer him one, he backs up and jumps off the couch.
ashley jackson-pierceshesbeenelected on January 18th, 2007 02:48 am (UTC)
I've never had a pet that would eat bananas. Maybe it's the texture?
Pet in Bluefinding_bleu on January 18th, 2007 03:07 am (UTC)
My mother's cat goes NUTS for bananas, I SWEAR he can hear a banana being opened and comes running from the first little crack of the skin - he LOVES all fruits and veggies (he will move meat out of a salad to get to the lettuce) - he also likes slim fast.
*my* cat likes strawberries
But, those are cats, not a dog.

BUT yesterday my uncle's dog was going nuts for BEETS - RAW beets at that - We didn't give him too many - only a few little pieces - mostly because noone wanted him to him to have potty issues.

But also, we didn't know, does anyone know: Are beets BAD for dogs?
my mother's cat eats beets without a problem
ashley jackson-pierceshesbeenelected on January 18th, 2007 05:31 am (UTC)
Healthy cat!
Pet in Bluefinding_bleu on January 18th, 2007 05:47 am (UTC)
She asked the vet about it and he said that so long as the cat gets proper protein and isn't eating anything that could harm him, he sees no problem with it -
He said, it's actually a good thing the cat is open to different foods, in case there ever comes a day when there is an issue of getting nutrition in him (for a health reason or something) -
The vet said his kitten eats limes!
ashley jackson-pierceshesbeenelected on January 18th, 2007 05:53 am (UTC)
That's awesome. I cannot believe a cat would eat limes -- once Edgar licked a lemon and I thought he would never get over it, hahah. He was so mad!
Katkittehkat on January 18th, 2007 04:09 am (UTC)
It may have to do wiht the fact that we only eat underripe green bananas in our house, too. I know we're weird. ;D
ashley jackson-pierceshesbeenelected on January 18th, 2007 05:31 am (UTC)
Oh man, me too! I love them when they're slimy.
Pet in Bluefinding_bleu on January 18th, 2007 05:50 am (UTC)
I would say that you aren't too weird because my mum eats green bananas too... but then... my mum's is pretty 'weird'

Hee hee -
Just kidding.

Seriously, I don't find it so odd though.
Jessi: beware of dogmissbadexample on January 17th, 2007 11:34 pm (UTC)
Lainie loves LETTUCE! (She'll eat just about anything if I don't stop her, though.)

That picture is one of the cutest things I've ever seen. It almost makes me want another bug-eyed baby...
ashley jackson-pierceshesbeenelected on January 18th, 2007 02:49 am (UTC)
My dogs look at me like I'm insane if I try to give them lettuce! They think it's a trick -- I give them people food but then it doesn't have a taste! Sometimes I try to trick them and dip the lettuce in sauce or dressing, but they just lick the dressing off and then give me the look again.

Jitsu: sailboat-getawayjitsy on January 18th, 2007 12:09 am (UTC)
They're like little pigs, aren't they?. Kayti eats everything, for me. It's a challenge every morning to
keep her away from my coffee, too. I know caffeine isn't good for dogs in the least, so
I never let her have any besides the left over "drops" (if you'd call them that) from the mug
when I'm done just so she thinks she's getting something.
Courtneypay_no_mind on January 18th, 2007 12:27 am (UTC)
She doesn't get this all the time, but Frankie absolutely loves french fries. She will do the same thing about the tricks!
Susanbusysuzy on January 18th, 2007 12:44 am (UTC)
That picture is just TOO precious! What a snuggly little baby!
ashley jackson-pierceshesbeenelected on January 18th, 2007 02:51 am (UTC)
Oliver goes INSANE for marshmellows. Like out of his mind. We asked the vet how horrible they are for him, and she said as long as we're not feeding them to him by the bag full every day, it's alright. It's a rare treat, but you would think we were feeding him steak! He wigs out.
ashley jackson-pierce: spanning timeshesbeenelected on January 18th, 2007 02:51 am (UTC)
Marshmallows, even.
Lori: Griffie Pufflunat16 on January 18th, 2007 03:05 am (UTC)
Griffin eats carrots, green beans, peas, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, apples (especially sour ones), yogurt, etc, etc. He ate a blueberry once that I dropped on the floor when I was making blueberry pancakes and he threw up shortly after, so I don't give him berries anymore. He also eats dry uncooked spaghetti if I happen to drop any on the floor. And he LOVES tuna fish.
seapo on January 18th, 2007 10:30 pm (UTC)
Porsche is the same. The problem with her is that she plays and plays and plays with her food before eating it (What a typical kid!). She also likes veggies, cottage cheese, yogourt, cat food, tuna, bread, pizza, ketchup chips and spaghetti - cooked.

My brother has an exotic shorthaired cat who eats uncooked spaghetti and LOVEs playing with it.
Ravenvoice: skyravenvoice on January 18th, 2007 05:05 am (UTC)
Sky likes... baby carrots and apples (apples must be peeled he spits the skin out) and he loves chewing on a corn cob.
jana64 on January 18th, 2007 06:49 am (UTC)
I work for Petsmart, we sell biscuits that have blueberries in them for the dogs. They have alot of natural treats with different fruits and vegies. We even sell in can different desserts for dogs i think they are made by Nutro. I use to have a Rottie that loved jalapeno poppers, had another one that likes raw jalapenos. I dont have a Boston yet we are looking for a great breeder right now, hoping to find one by April.
tini_smomtini_smom on January 18th, 2007 07:52 pm (UTC)
That picture is precious!!! How old is Tallulah (Leo looks so big next to her)? The weird food that Tini likes is dill pickles but Boo spits them out. They both hate mushrooms. I think it's so funny how they will put something in their mouth that they don't like and then spit it back out.
superjew4711superjew4711 on January 19th, 2007 02:59 am (UTC)
Tallulah is 12 weeks old. Leo is three :) Oh and I'm too lazy to log out of my husband's lj, ha.