I don't usually write about the same thing two days in a row but after the response I got to yesterday's post....
Puggggglet, what are you thinking?!? If you only knew the hoops I jump through for a few measly cookies!
Please don't confuse the humans. You are wrong. Food IS love.
Great timing, Puglet. Memorial Day weekend? Picnics? Snacks galore? Hellllo!
And their humans:
Puglet, I don't think you understand how hard it is to "just say no" to a dog. Especially a hungry one. And my dog is always hungry.
My dear Puglet, YOU might not think food is love but MY pug does.
Our dog is overweight. We feed him twice a day and twice a day he acts like he's never eaten before in his life. We try not to indulge him, but always give in. It's not like he'd be happy eating carrot sticks!
Uh, I didn't mean to rain on anyone's picnic. The truth is, I love food and I love to eat. I love eating SO much that I've been known to snack on rocks Yes, ROCKS. With an appetite like mine, it'd be real easy to go from Pug to pig. So it's up to my human to keep me healthy. She says it's really easy to go overboard on snacks because most commercial dog treats are calorie dense. Lucky for me, there are some tasty human-food alternatives**.
Favorite snacks at my house include:
- Big fat crunchy carrots
- Apples (be sure to remove the seeds!)
- Asparagus (steamed)
- Gerber (like the babyfood) Veggie Puffs (more 'puff' than veggie, tasty air keeps calories low)
- Pirate's Booty (another yummy puffed human snack; one bag lasts FOREVER)
- Raw marrow bones, filled with broth & frozen
Some human foods aren't safe for dogs to eat so check ingredient lists before getting too creative. If your dog has allergies or sensitive stomach, be on the lookout for stuff like wheat and corn.
Eat and be well!
** My human's never been a huge fan of feeding dogs "people-food", but Brother Dutch can't eat a lot of extra meat proteins (it's a Dalmatian thing) so she's had to get creative.