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What can my dog teach me about eating leftovers?

Dawn Marcus
Neurology
Your vet has probably cautioned you not to give your dog table scraps. "Dog food is for dogs and people food for people." You shouldn't give your dog table scraps because it's not healthy for him -- he already gets enough nutrition and calories from his regular dog food. You wouldn't encourage your dog to jump up on your kitchen table and finish the scraps off of everyone's plates. Don't do the same thing yourself. The next time you're tempted to finish that half eaten candy bar leftover in your child's lunchbox, remember your dog and toss it in the trash. You probably wouldn't think about gobbling your dog's leftover kibble. Don't eat leftover human kibble either.
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