Is It Okay to Feed Your Dog People Food? (Part 2)

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Feb 13, 2020
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Welcome back for part two, the final part of this blog post series! 

Or, if you missed part one, I would suggest that you check out part one here. Part one lays the foundation for understanding the dog’s natural diet, which ultimately makes choosing one so much easier.

Otherwise, let’s get started. At this point, you should have already ordered or conducted your Embark Breed + Health Kit and are awaiting the results. 

Again, taking the test will inform you of any potential health risks that your dog may be predisposed to. And sharing the results with your vet will help you determine the best appropriate care for your dog, including what kinds of foods may or may not be suitable for your dog. 

With that in mind, let’s dive right in and learn about what’s one of the best kinds of diets for dogs on the market today. 

Is It Okay to Feed Your Dog People Food? (Part 1)

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Feb 8, 2020
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Question: You give your dog people food?

Answer:  Absolutely!

I don’t think people hear themselves when they ask that question. And while there is some subtle judgment implied along with it, I try not to judge the inquirer back. 

But sometimes I carry on an inner dialogue that goes a little something like: 

  • What do you think “dog food” is made of?
  • What do you think dogs ate before there was even a such thing as “dog food?”
  • What do you think dogs ate before they  were “dogs,” and were just “wolves” living in the wild? 

So yes, we’ve been feeding our dog Mina “real food,” “human food,” or “people food,” as many refer to it, and proudly so. 

We recently purchased an Embark Dog DNA Breed + Health kit, which cleared Mina of all 181 conditions common for her breed. And she’s 11 years old

She also gets rave reviews after every vet visit. Mainly for her shiny coat of hair and her pearly whites. She’s a true and blue “people food” eater, or “real food” as I like to call it.

And I think the care that we provide for our girl speaks for itself. And the foundation for exceptional health begins with a balanced nutrient-dense diet.

So in short, the answer to the question is yes, it is okay to feed your dog “people food.” But the key is to understand why it’s okay and how to do it properly.  

In this post, I will share a few key concepts with you, including:

  • How to determine what diet is most suitable for your dog
  • A brief history of the dog’s natural diet
  • A brief history of commercialized “dog food”
  • And what’s one of the best diets for dogs on the market today

These concepts will lay the groundwork for helping you to understand what to consider when selecting a diet for your dog.