How to Get a Relative to Stop Feeding Your Dog Table Food

Is your relative feeding your dog table food? If your relative is, than we've got a problem. Table food is the number one cause of canine obesity which to could lead to your pet getting sick or even death. No fear though, this wikihow is here to help you!


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    Get out a notebook. The notebook is for you to jot down all the table foods your relative is giving your dog. That way your relative won't minimize the amount he/she is giving your dog nor trick you to believe so.
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    Have a strong talk with your relative. Be firm, consistent, and strong. Let him/her know that this is not acceptable and that your dog is your dog. Your the one who decides what your dog is allowed to eat not your relative. For example:
    • Susan is the owner of her dog Buttercup. Buttercup is a healthy dog, but Susan's mother keeps feeding Buttercup and Susan is aware of it. Susan wants her mom to stop, so she is going to have a serious talk in the living room
    • Susan: Mom can we have a talk!
    • Mom: Yes Susan! What do you want to talk about?
    • Susan: No offense taken mom, but I have been noticing that you were feeding Buttercup at the Fourth Of July.
    • Mom: Well, what is wrong with feeding a dog a treat?
    • Susan: Nothing mom, but you need to ask me before you do it
    • Mom: I don't because I know that you are going to say no
    • Susan: Mom, the reason I say no is because table food is not healthy nor has no nutritional value.
    • Mom: Well what do you want me to do? I can feed your dog if I want to.
    • Susan: Mom it isn't your dog. Number one, you do not know what is healthy for a dog and what is not because you never had one. Number two, It is my dog and I am the one who is in control of what Buttercup eats. Do you want my dog to be overweight and die?
    • Mom: No
    • Susan: Right. So I am not being mean, but please don't feed Buttercup unless when asked ok?
    • Mom: ok...
    • That is an example of a conversation. Susan wanted her mother to stop feeding her dog table food, so she had a firm (not rude) conversation.
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    Be a role model. If you expect your relative to stop, but you do it, than it isn't going to get anywhere. Be a good role model. If your relative sees you and the dog, than tell your dog the reasons you don't give him/her table food.


  • If you relative is still feeding your pet table food, even after you told your relative to stop feeding your dog, than that is a warning sign. Your relative could possibly be feeding your dog because he/she wants to make your dog overweight on purpose just to make you ticked off. If you believe that this is the case and that is the motive your relative uses to give your dog table food, than you should not let your relative anywhere near the dog.
  • Remember, always be a role model. Sometimes relatives learn lessons from their relatives. Do not expect somebody else to stop feeding your dog if you cannot stop.
  • Tell your vet about it. This wikihow is not meant to replace knowledge from a professional vet.


  • Chocolate is bad for dogs and could kill them.

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Categories: Feeding Dogs