Would You Eat Pet Food To Be Healthier? She's Doing It For 30 Days

Todd-Spence by Todd-Spence on Jul. 09, 2014

This Richland, WA woman thought she would skip the various summer foods on the market and try something a little different.

For 30 days, Dorothy Hunter decided to eat cat and dog food as a way to try to be healthier this summer stating that "Everything is labeled here so you know what you're buying, and you're buying nutrition." 

Who needs a fork when you're gross!

As the owner of Paws Natural Pet Emporium, Dorothy is putting her food where her mouth is, and she says the food isn't half bad! "I don't do raw bones or meat products like that, or the frozen because I'm just not into raw." It's nice to know she's drawing a line somewhere.

So how did this even start? Did someone come to her in a dream? Is it a part of a cult? The answer is dumber than you could've hoped. "I didn't have time to go get a snack, so I grabbed a bag of treats off the counter, and I was like, wow, you know, these read better than normal people treats. So I started eating the treats and I was like, you know, I could do this for 30 days."

There's really nothing better than being lazy and reaching for whatever is close by. As the owner of the store, you'd think she would grant herself a 10 minute break to go walk somewhere for a bite.

She goes on to talk about the tasty other treats she's trying out. "I've also been doing our oven baked blueberry treats, as well as freeze dried green beans, carrots... I'm even doing some canned cat food, one is a succulent chicken, and it actually tastes really good. So I'm really happy with that one." Well that makes one of us.

Just in case you forgot what it looked like.

I suppose it could be worse. Take Pakkirappa Hunagundi who suffers from a rare eating disorder and says he is addicted to eating only bricks, gravel and mud since the age of 10.  Although he's doing it thanks to a medical disorder, which has yet to be claimed in Dorothy's case.

"You don't happen to have a napkin, do you?"

But when it comes to diets, nothing beats the recent trend in Seattle where women are soaking cotton balls in juice and then eating the actual cotton balls, which make the stomach feel full. It's called the Cotton Ball Diet, plainly enough. I'm not 100% sure how anyone in their right mind would think that's okay, but let's hope that one stays in Seattle.

"The great thing is after I poop, they're reusable!"

So maybe what Dorothy is up to isn't the worst thing in the world, relativeky speaking. Until we found out she's feeding it to her kids. Oh here we go. "My kids love the dog treats as well, and I don't mind them eating those because they are nutritious. They even told their teachers, who then asked me if it was true."

Of course the overall idea here is with this national exposure, she's pointing out how healthy the food is in her store. So healthy she and her family are eating the food too! This 30-day food fest is also occuring while Dorothy's store is expanding, so maybe she'll have even more options to enjoy for both the pets and herself. Let's just hope she's not stuffing her face in front of customers.

So would you ever try cat or dog food? Be honest in the comments below. @Todd_Spence