A recent article from www.examiner.com outlined seven reasons why pets should not be fed food intended for humans.
Among the reasons included:
- Petfood is specially formulated for pets, so people food may cause them to miss out on nutrition;
- Table scraps are additional empty calories, leading to pet obesity and other health problems; and
- Some foods that are consumable by humans are toxic for cats and dogs, such as dairy products.
The best way to ensure animals get adequate nutrition is to find a quality petfood pets enjoy and stay consistent, the article recommended.