Some people think that feeding “people food” to pets will give them diarrhea and turn them into beggars at dinnertime. Depending on what you feed them and where, loose stools and begging can be avoided. Appropriate “people food” includes fresh whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts, herbs and meat. No junk food. Second, if your pet has lived on processed pellets his entire life, and suddenly a fresh raw diet is introduced, he may have loose stools for a short period of time while his digestive system “wakes up”. Once your critter is properly transitioned to a fresh diet, adding other wholesome foods should not cause problems. Oh, and begging at the dinner table should not occur any more than usual, unless you are feeding your pet directly from your own plate while you’re in the middle of dinner. If you always put your healthy leftovers in their dish and place it in their regular feeding spot, begging should subside.