Do dogs prefer human food?

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Whether they are given their dog bowl full of food or a plate full of human food, some dogs may go after it all, as if they have insatiable hunger.

Making sure your dog is eating enough, has a proper diet, and has enough weight on their body is important for their wellbeing.

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Whether they are given their dog bowl full of food or a plate full of human food, some dogs may go after it all, as if they have insatiable hunger.

This may be because they don't like the food they are eating or they are simply not getting enough.

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Dogs highly prefer meat over other types of food because of the smell, moisture and their taste buds.

Like humans and other animals, Dogs have specific taste buds dedicated to different taste factors in their food.

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When the food comes out of the refrigerator, it will not have as strong a smell, so you may need to add warm water or warm it slightly in the microwave to get the aroma.

Take care not to serve it too hot or your dog might burn his mouth.

Dogs tend not to like salty foods, however.

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As you probably well know, when given the opportunity to eat either canned or dry foods that primarily have the same ingredients, most dogs will take the canned.

Canned food is often served at room temperature, and the moisture enhances the smell and taste of the food.

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Most dogs prefer canned or semi-moist foods to dry kibble.

However, because kibble is generally better for your dog's teeth, and it is much more affordable than feeding wet foods, it is usually preferable to feed your dog a kibble-based diet.

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One of the most popular theories is that since cat food is higher in protein, it's tastier than dog kibble.

Dog food is specifically designed to give your pup the necessary fiber, protein, and other nutrients.

So, although dogs may enjoy eating cat food, they are better off eating their own food.

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Purina advises that "you might consider microwaving wet foods (out of the can) for a short time.

But avoid serving food that is either too hot or too cold." So, there are owners who warm their dog's chilled food to simply bring it back to room temperature or slightly above.

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