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have you ever heard of this and why would anyone do this? my mother's friend's grandson is babysat by his mother's friend... who feeds him dog biscuits. my mom said she reacted like "that's strange", and the mom of the baby stated, "oh, it's no big deal." the baby is about 8 months old. i thought in light of all of the pet food poisionings, this would not be a good idea to start with. not to mention that it's nutrition made for a dog, not a human baby. am we missing something here?
 

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Umm yuck and so not healthy, babies do not need to eat dog food. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:
 

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unless they are homemade, i think that's totally gross. agree with you about the pet food scandal.<br><br>
although, my mom as a child, apparently ate Milkbones all the time. But my grandma thought it was gross and tried to hide them and my mom would go around searching for them. And she was a toddler/preschooler. not an 8 mth old.
 

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my ex-DH's mom use to eat dog biscuits all the time. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/nut.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="nut"> I asked her one time why she did this and her response was that it was high in protein/vitamins/low-cost/low sugar... I asked her about the grade/quality of product used and she said she wasn't concerned. I thought it was a bit strange and would never do it myself. I think it would be better to eat a protein bar intended for human consumption.
 

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I read the title and all I could think was, WHAT!? That is sick and wrong.
 

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ew! I'd never feed a baby pet food on purpose....though my DD does find every piece of spare cat food on the floor (I think my cats do it on purpose....I find catfood EVERYWHERE and I'm always cleaning it up....ugh!) She cries when I take it out of her mouth....<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">:<br>
DH just saw this thread and said he knew people who gave their kids dog biscuits instead of teething biscuits. EW!
 

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It's food, right? I had a homeless friend once, and he used to buy dog bisquits at the dollar store because it was more nutrition for his money than he could get from food intended for human consumption.<br><br>
It's not something I'd ever do, or have ever done, but I don't think it's all that "awful" either.
 

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Eh, doesn't sound like the hugest deal to me. The baby probably doesn't even eat them, really -- just teethes.
 

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I don't understand why you would do this... why not use human biscuits?
 

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My husband's pediatrician actually told his parents that dog biscuits were great for teething. They (he and his brother) did use them for teething. Not sure what the rationale was behind it, but, whatever floats the boat.
 

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My FIL told me this when DS was teething...I thought it was strange then and I still think it's strange. I guess though that DH was given them when he was little.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug">. I guess it's not the worst thing in the world, just a little weird.
 

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hmmmm. That is just not the best advice I have ever heard <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> Why not use human teething biscuits, or better yet, make them yourself <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:
 

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you know-the regulations on what goes into dog food is no where near what goes into people food-and the processed food for people is bad enough.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I don't even feed my DOGS those bisquits. If the are homemade I see how thats different.</div>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/yeahthat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yeah that">: I will give my dogs "human food" that's about to walk out of my fridge before I'd give them processed dog biscuits (raw feeder here).<br><br>
I did eat dog food when I was a kid... those nasty Gaines Burgers. My sister ate cat food. She likes cats now, and I like dogs. My brother didn't eat either one, and he's really not an animal person. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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"I don't even feed my DOGS those bisquits."<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/yeahthat.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="yeah that"><br><br>
"I guess it's not the worst thing in the world."<br><br>
Well. Not the worst. But slightly worse than feeding an infant hot dogs or something. Certainly something we are trying to avoid, ourselves.<br><br>
It seems very odd. I too am confused about why they would not feed the child regular teething biscuits, or better yet, good starter foods like bananas or carrots in a teething strainer.
 
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