View Poll Results: Should I let my pets eat off my plate when I'm done eating?

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Thread: Do You Let Your Pets Eat Off Your Plate?

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    Post Do You Let Your Pets Eat Off Your Plate?

    If you have dishwasher it should be no problem as far as germs go. The water in there is boiling hot. Human beings put their mouths and tongues in strange places.. ahem. and when you go to a restaurant you might be drinking out of a glass that had been used by a gay prostitute or something..

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    I'd like your opinion on a little dispute I've had with my sister.

    I let my pet animals, cats and a dog (miniature poodle), eat after me from my dinner plate. When I'm done eating, I set my plate down on the floor and invite my pets to have my leftovers. My sister says this is unsanitary, uncivilized, and disgusting. I've always heard that the mouths of dogs and cats are cleaner than humans. Anyway, we have a "sanitize" selection on our dishwasher which heats up the water to super clean our dishes.

    So, should I stop it or not?
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    Re: Is it gross?

    I do it all the time for my cat, I don't see anything wrong with it. BTW, I used to share ice cream cones with my dog when I was little.

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    Post Re: Is it gross?

    Quote Originally Posted by Louky
    I'd like your opinion on a little dispute I've had with my sister.

    I let my pet animals, cats and a dog (miniature poodle), eat after me from my dinner plate. When I'm done eating, I set my plate down on the floor and invite my pets to have my leftovers. My sister says this is unsanitary, uncivilized, and disgusting. I've always heard that the mouths of dogs and cats are cleaner than humans. Anyway, we have a "sanitize" selection on our dishwasher which heats up the water to super clean our dishes.

    So, should I stop it or not?

    Sounds a bit nasty to me!! Even though, the plates get a good washing after, the thought would still put me off!......After all, your pets lick their own arses and balls and Christ knows what else!! I guess it all depends on how "close" you are to your pets!!
    Let them hate as long as they fear.

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    Post Re: Is it gross?

    It's very rare - my cats are fat enough - but they do, on occasion get leftovers off the plate.

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    Cool Re: Is it gross?

    I think that its O.K. to give them your left-overs as long as you give it to them in thier own bowls . Othrwise you are setting yourself up for constant begging whenever you are trying to enjoy a meal. I wouldnt worry about germs so much though. If you are like me you are more than likely hugging and kissing them all the time anyway. Since I do not have children I consider my doggie [Elvis] and my little terror kitty [goebbles] to be my kids. And this is very true; No one will ever love you as much as your dog will.
    Some days you just want to holler your head off!!!

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    Wink Re: Is it gross?

    My cats have their own bowls and I have mine. . It is up to the individual really. It is true that humans have far greater bacteria in their mouths than cats & dogs. (actually a cat bite is apparently more likely to get infected than a dog...though I find that hard to believe...considering the charming things dogs eat..poo etc.. ).

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    Post Re: Is it gross?

    My cats don't eat human food for whatever reason. My rottie on the other hand was a table hound when it was dinner time. I see nothing wrong with the furry friends eating from the same plate as long as you plan on washing it afterwards. You should be washing them when you get finished eating anyhow, so no change in procedure. The only reason I wouldn't do it is if someone in the family/household was disgusted/offended by it.

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    Post Re: Is it gross?

    Well, I "kiss" my dog (my father's dog, actually), meaning he licks my face, I lick him back so "is feeding pets from your own plate gross?" was a bit irrelevant for me, I'm afraid. I'm gross through and through.

    I also used to kiss my cat all the time, and I'm sure she must have eaten from my plate even whilst I was eating. I get very physical with pets, I don't mind sleeping with them or sharing stuff. With dogs it's more tricky as they do tend to eat weird stuff and some dogs also have halitosis, so in that case of course it's out of the question. I'm not that gross. And I probably wouldn't get too physical if I had a baby around.

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    Post Re: Is it gross?

    My dogs and cat lick my face (cat chews on my hair). My little guy, Beowulf, licks off my plate. It is ok as long as they are washed afterwards. My doggies are my best friends.

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