|Barked: Tue Nov 13, '12 9:46pm PST |
|Unless you're interested in switching to a well researched, balanced raw/home cooked diet, no, it's not a very good idea to just give her random table food. You'll very likely end up with a diet lacking in some nutrients, and like Maxwell said, dogs are carnivores and need a meat based diet, which probably isn't what you'd end up with if you gave random table scraps.
As far as supplementing a kibble diet with other foods, I would be careful about giving your dog alternatives when she refuses kibble. You can very easily create a picky eater by teaching her to wait you out. People have ended up with dogs that will go for days without eating because they know eventually they'll get something they like better.
I would start putting food down twice a day for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, pick the food up and don't feed her again until the next mealtime, regardless of how much she's eaten. Healthy dogs won't starve themselves, and eventually she'll get hungry enough to eat the food she's given. The longer you let her be a picky eater, the worse it will get.
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