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Woman Eating Dog, Cat Food for 30 Days
Dorothy Hunter says it's just that nutritious
By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 6, 2014 5:00 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Forget the ice diet or downing 1,000 McNuggets: For real culinary adventure, there's a pet-store owner in Washington state who's pledged to eat nothing but cat and dog food for a whole month, Fox News reports. Dorothy Hunter says all of her products at Paw’s Natural Pet Emporium in Kennewick, Wash., have enough nutritional value to keep her going. Her favorite dishes so far: Tiki canned chicken cat food and dehydrated green beans, she tells the Tri-City Herald. "In the dry kibble, I really like the Italian brand and the Natural Balance," she says. And yes, she eats straight from the can.

It all started when she got hungry one day while restocking store shelves, Today reports. "I didn’t have time to 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,'" she says. But a rep for an upscale dog-food company says he doesn't advise eating the food, and Today's diet and nutrition editor says pet food can give people food-born illnesses. Still, Hunter hopes that her 30-day feast, which started June 19, will help raise nutritional awareness. It also happens to coincide with a 12,000-foot expansion of her store: "We'll be the largest independent pet store in the state," she says. (Bad news for animals: They're having an obesity crisis, too.)

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Jul 8, 2014 8:37 PM CDT
I was at a local pork and beef producers conference when a meat packer informed us how beef has 5 grades. The 4th worst goes to dog food and the 5th worst goes to baby food. Wanna feed your kids baby food meat? This gal has upgraded her diet.
Jul 7, 2014 6:25 PM CDT
It seems that Dorothy's decision to apply this diet for a month could be a testimony of the faith she may have in the products she sells. Nonetheless, when it comes to weight loss the fact it can be linked to obesity or diabetes, make this subject a very important one. Knowing how to lose weight without going through extremely restrictive diets or unbelievable hard workouts may be beneficial. I shared some of my thoughts related to this topic on this page: You may also find there a link to a video that taught me about a phenomenon related to weight loss and genders that I was unaware of. What is the point of following an enslaving diet where you have to completely stop enjoying delicious, healthy and lawful food?
Jul 7, 2014 9:39 AM CDT
WAY better than McDonald's!! Pass me a can of Alpo!