OK there ARE some people foods that your Morkie can eat from time to time. But it’s not a good idea to feed him people food all the time, even though he’ll probably like it better. Why?
First, Morkies have sensitive stomachs. Constantly changing their food mix can cause diarrhea and vomiting.
Second, Morkies need a certain amount of protein and good fats. If you fill him up on Ritz crackers that won’t happen.
Third, our table scraps can be quite fatty. Think of the fat you leave on your plate from a pork chop or steak. That fat can easily lead to a condition called pancreatitis.
Pancreatitis is a serious condition
A big dog might be able to tolerate a fatty diet, but for a small dog like a Morkie it can be deadly. Literally. Pancreatitis is a painful, debilitating disease.
High fat may not trigger pancreatitis but the other downside is it can make your Morkie obese. Again this leads to many health problems and puts terrible pressure on your dog’s heart, internal organs, and joints.
And some of our foods and out and out poisonous!
- Alcoholic beverages
- Candy and Gum
- Chocolate (all forms)
- Coffee, Caffeine
- Fatty Meat Trimmings and Cooked Bones
- Grapes and Raisins
- Macadamia Nuts
- Your Medicines
- Moldy or Spoiled foods
- Onions and Garlic
10 surprising people foods that are good for your Morkie
These foods, fed in moderation, are actually good for your dog.
- lean cooked meat
- carrots, zucchini and red or green bell peppers. Raw or lightly steamed.
- peanut butter
- apple (make sure there are no seeds or core)
- the occasional scrambled egg
- cooked sweet potato
- cottage cheese
- cooked pumpkin (canned – 100% pure organic, no sugar added)