Is your pet's food better for you than your food? Pet store owner Dorothy Hunter was on a mission to find out. As an experiment, for 30 days, she ate only cat, bird, and dog food from her organic pet store, Paw's Natural Pet Emporium. Her goal: to promote ingredient awareness. That's quite a dedicated business owner if we've ever seen one!
On her YouTube channel, Dorothy says, "I believe in our products and how good they are; I actually believe our pets are eating better than us. With that said, for the next month, until July 19 … I’m going to eat dog food for a month.”
Dorothy's experiment has wrapped up now, but while it was happening she recorded videos that she posted online to share her findings. One thing she noticed? The dog food gave her gas. In one of her videos she says, "I mean I was feeling good, but the gas was bad." She also shared that she didn't really enjoy some of the options for their texture (as she notes in the video below).
Despite the way her body reacted to the food, Dorothy says she has no regrets. She hopes that by encouraging people to read the ingredients on their food, they will make healthier eating decisions for their pets and for themselves (though it might not be a bad idea for business if there was a marketing strategy behind her unusual diet).
Check out the slideshow above for more details on Dorothy's experiment, and whether or not you should try a pet food diet yourself.