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Dog food for humans

As a dog owner i have always wondered this and secretly wished for it every time I go to dump a bowl of food into my dogs dish.

Why cant i have dog food for humans? Something sold in bulk requiring little to no preparation and sustaining me fully with all the nutrition I need including vitamins (and maybe even making my hair shinier :)). Something inexpensive with a long expiration date and decent taste.

Would you eat it?

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    Feb 13 2013: High quality dog food is consumable by humans. Check the labels. Most commercially made dog food is not fit for human consumption because they include animal by-products that may not suit our digestion.

    Now, human-edible dog food has been invented and is being sold by Evermore Pet Food. Hanna Mandelbaum and Allison Weiner, the two company owners, created this product to address the quality maintenance of dog food being sold in the stores.

    But not all human foods are good for dogs:
  • Feb 12 2013: Soup or Vienna Sausages andbread would seem to be the equivalent Of course, there is also dry cereal and milk.
    Of course, Kate has already pointed out that some people already eat dog food. Maybe the limitation is betting frujit and vegetables in a dies. Perhaps, something like a crockpot meal Okay, that's a soup or stew.
  • Feb 18 2013: I saw mention of Evermore food for dogs in this conversation thread. My daughter, Hanna Mandelbaum, is co-owner of this company. Two years ago in March, she and her business partner did eat the dog food for a month in combination with other dishes made from ingredients that comprise the food. The campaign was labeled "Evermore Me". If you are interested you can check out the live video footage on the company website I must point out that even though this is an incredibly healthy food made from the highest quality ingredients, and would do a body no harm - it has been formulated as a complete diet for dogs, not people. What I do want to point out regarding Spencer's remarks - this would pertain to both people and pets, is that, I am sure that you can find foods meeting your desired criteria, except for the "inexpensive" part. Anything that has quality ingredients that you would want to put in your mouth, you will have to pay more for. I have been paying much more attention to nutritional issues since my daughter has become involved in food production. I have started more careful reading of labels and becoming more aware in regards to ingredients, sourcing , and in the case of animals, how they are raised and slaughtered. I am not one to part easily with a dollar. Quality food may cost more up front, but I am trying to think of this more as an investment to help ensure more positive health outcomes and perhaps even save money in the long term. By the way, I did eat the Evermore along with Hanna and Alison on Day 19 of Evermore Me!
  • Feb 15 2013: I work in a pet food factory,(dry food and semi-moist for dogs and cats), we are required to have such a high standard of product, that it will be fit for human consumption, becuase lets face it, some kids get a taste for it.

    when i was a kid, our dog was so old that his teeth had worn awayto almost nothing, this made his eating dry food quite painful, so i used to chew some for him, i think he really appreciated it but swallowing it wasnt the best, bit of a disagreeance with the ingredients within.
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    Feb 15 2013: I used to eat dog food when I was a kid.

    Now when someone throws a stick, I just can't stop myself.

    Pot Noodle is probably the human equivalent, but without the nutrition, vitamins, decent taste and the ability to shine up the hair. Otherwise it has remarkable similarities. (Should it be renamed "Not Poodle"?).

    Yes I'd eat it - if only to stop this really annoying tail from wagging.
  • Feb 14 2013: I understand that some people would only want to eat "dog-human food" to keep a diet, but don't you think it would get boring eating the same thing everyday?
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    Feb 11 2013: Just for your interest, Spencer, for the last five years I have lived on only one food: milk. Every day I drink between one and two gallons of organic skim milk, and I don't eat or drink anything else. It's been good for my health, I've lost seventy pounds. I do have to go to market every day, but I zip right in since I know exactly the one product I want. Also I never have to do dishes, never have to clean up the kitchen.
    • Feb 11 2013: Thats cool, I hope ur taking vitamins as well, I think milk is lacking in a couple categories
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        Feb 13 2013: No, I don't, Spencer, I feel if it's not broken, why fix it?

        I do very well on my yearly physical, for example, milk has no or almost no iron, and yet my blood iron stays at an acceptable level. I am inquiring as to why this is.
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    Feb 11 2013: think i read somewhere that the only food that a human can infinitely survive on is breast milk
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    Feb 11 2013: As you have described it I would replace my current, expensive food budget with your People Chow! Providing it is not Soylent Green. Like many good ideas the production of it is not the problem. The established, and very powerful, food industry will buy all the best politicians and hire all the best lobbyists to make sure their gravy train does not get derailed. Real World 101. Sorry.
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      Feb 11 2013: I think he meant the human equivalent to dog food (its simplicity and dietary requirement), as opposed to literally eating the dog food itself.
      Atleast I hope..