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Can I eat dogs food?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 31, 2011 at 8:35 AM

Hi, Have been looking for beef jerky in the stores (I`m from Norway) but I cant find any without sugar ect added.

In the pets store I found a lot of dried heart/stomach ect that was witout any added ingridients, just 100% natural. It wasn`t too expencive either. I just wonder what do you think about this? Can I eat it, even if its dogs food? I recon since it shuold be safe for my dog, it sholkd be safe for me to eat as well?

..haha, people had to think I was a freak, if they saw me eating dogs food XD

29518a2572c5fe3a851170a9b1c315f3

on May 31, 2011
at 07:50 PM

hehe, there you go. Some dogs food has higher quality than others, just like there are different degrees of quality on humans food as well. If I`m going to try the jerky in the pet hop I will surely go for the one which seems to have the highest quality.

29518a2572c5fe3a851170a9b1c315f3

on May 31, 2011
at 07:44 PM

nice. I recon that most of the time its safe eating it, but from the answers above here, there are probably still some risk eating it. But I will definitly buy some to my familys dog next time I´m going home, and try some myself, hehe.

29518a2572c5fe3a851170a9b1c315f3

on May 31, 2011
at 07:43 PM

nice. I recon that most of the time its safe eating it, but from the answers above here, there are probably still some risk eating it. But I will definitly by some to my familys dog next time I´m going home, and try some myself, hehe.

29518a2572c5fe3a851170a9b1c315f3

on May 31, 2011
at 07:39 PM

haha, good I`m not alone wondering about this , I`m a curious person so I will surely try it some day :P

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(4878)

on May 31, 2011
at 07:32 PM

As someone who was raised on raw milk, BIG thumbs up to supporting your local farmers!!

Cfccbcf3450ac4919311ded8ef162d49

(2312)

on May 31, 2011
at 07:00 PM

the above 2 comments is a good reason to KNOW your farmer.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on May 31, 2011
at 05:39 PM

Raw milk is sometimes labeled as "pet food" to get around ridiculous laws making it illegal to sell raw milk for human consumption.

1568416ef28477d1fa29046218d83ddd

(6235)

on May 31, 2011
at 04:21 PM

Well I do eat raw milk sometimes that is sold as PET FOOD ONLY

29518a2572c5fe3a851170a9b1c315f3

on May 31, 2011
at 01:54 PM

I haven`t thought about it that way...The thought of eating that meat grosses me off now.. I will definitely try to make my own jerky some day. I`m going to buy some local- hunted deer in the autumn, and will definitely try to make jerky of some of that meat. Really looking forward to that.

B3e7d1ab5aeb329fe24cca1de1a0b09c

(5242)

on May 31, 2011
at 10:00 AM

Pleasure! .

29518a2572c5fe3a851170a9b1c315f3

on May 31, 2011
at 09:23 AM

I agree it`s probably not worth the risk. Thank you for good advice :)

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Da8e709acde269e8b8bfbc09d1737841

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on May 31, 2011
at 05:12 PM

I had a cousin who ate dog jerky, saying it was as tasty as the human stuff but at half the price. Never got sick from it.

29518a2572c5fe3a851170a9b1c315f3

on May 31, 2011
at 07:44 PM

nice. I recon that most of the time its safe eating it, but from the answers above here, there are probably still some risk eating it. But I will definitly buy some to my familys dog next time I´m going home, and try some myself, hehe.

29518a2572c5fe3a851170a9b1c315f3

on May 31, 2011
at 07:43 PM

nice. I recon that most of the time its safe eating it, but from the answers above here, there are probably still some risk eating it. But I will definitly by some to my familys dog next time I´m going home, and try some myself, hehe.

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(4878)

on May 31, 2011
at 01:44 PM

I absolutely would not feed myself, let alone my dog ANYTHING that is labeled as "Pet Food". (Disclaimer: Yes, I'm a Raw Feeder and have been for 8 years.)

Pet food is the dumping grounds for the human food chain and as such contains such lovely things as "The Four Ds": dead, dying, down, diseased animals. In addition, Pet Food includes animals that have been fed medications throughout their lifetimes, producing meat not fit for human consumption. (An example of this is the common use of Bute in the equine industry.)

Why not make your own jerky?

Cfccbcf3450ac4919311ded8ef162d49

(2312)

on May 31, 2011
at 07:00 PM

the above 2 comments is a good reason to KNOW your farmer.

1568416ef28477d1fa29046218d83ddd

(6235)

on May 31, 2011
at 04:21 PM

Well I do eat raw milk sometimes that is sold as PET FOOD ONLY

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on May 31, 2011
at 05:39 PM

Raw milk is sometimes labeled as "pet food" to get around ridiculous laws making it illegal to sell raw milk for human consumption.

29518a2572c5fe3a851170a9b1c315f3

on May 31, 2011
at 01:54 PM

I haven`t thought about it that way...The thought of eating that meat grosses me off now.. I will definitely try to make my own jerky some day. I`m going to buy some local- hunted deer in the autumn, and will definitely try to make jerky of some of that meat. Really looking forward to that.

Medium avatar

(4878)

on May 31, 2011
at 07:32 PM

As someone who was raised on raw milk, BIG thumbs up to supporting your local farmers!!

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B3e7d1ab5aeb329fe24cca1de1a0b09c

(5242)

on May 31, 2011
at 09:01 AM

Wow!

If it's completely natural, then as you assume, I guess it would be fine. However I'm tipping the manufactures of pet food don't have to adhere to the same standards as food for human consumption, so I guess there is the potential of some type of contamination that isn't going to be so good for you.

So you'd probably be fine, but do you want to risk it?

I'd just make my own, heaps of good recipes on the net, here is but one that I like.... http://www.latestinpaleo.com/blog/2011/3/1/latest-in-paleo-best-beef-jerky-recipe.html

Also you don't need a dehydrator, you can use an oven on a low temp, or make one out of cardboard box and a lamp. Once again Google is your friend :)

29518a2572c5fe3a851170a9b1c315f3

on May 31, 2011
at 09:23 AM

I agree it`s probably not worth the risk. Thank you for good advice :)

B3e7d1ab5aeb329fe24cca1de1a0b09c

(5242)

on May 31, 2011
at 10:00 AM

Pleasure! .

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on May 31, 2011
at 05:41 PM

I might consider it if it was an emergency, because I personally know the people who make my dogs food and it contains only human grade organic/pastured meat and organic vegetables. It even contains Salmon oil. Crazy that my dog eats as well or better than me on most days:)

29518a2572c5fe3a851170a9b1c315f3

on May 31, 2011
at 07:50 PM

hehe, there you go. Some dogs food has higher quality than others, just like there are different degrees of quality on humans food as well. If I`m going to try the jerky in the pet hop I will surely go for the one which seems to have the highest quality.

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on May 31, 2011
at 10:08 AM

I think those things are made to clean and strengthen dogs' teeth so they are very, very hard and would require a lot of saliva to soften them up before you could eat them.

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D9ce92fca4dac0b0fc4bf86059f16a9c

on February 20, 2014
at 01:26 AM

It was Milo's kitchen Chicken Jerky. So if you are going to eat dog Jerky. Just stay away from the chicken kind and especially anything to do with Milo's kitchen!!

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D9ce92fca4dac0b0fc4bf86059f16a9c

on February 20, 2014
at 01:23 AM

I have personaly eating my dogs dog Jerky. It was very good and I never got sick!!! The brand was Milo's kitchen jerky tho and I read on the internet NOT!! To GIVE YOUR DOG MILO'S JERKY!!! So I stop giving it to my dog and I stopped eating it as well. Some of my family and my boyfriend know I used to eat "dog treats" and laugh! But it doe's not bother me at all!!! Hope I helped!! Peace!!!

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on May 31, 2011
at 03:14 PM

hahahah no joke i have wondered the same thing before, least you had the balls to ask. i have seen them too... the ingredients list just heart or whatever and its dehydrated

try it, and report back. if you do it ill do it haha

29518a2572c5fe3a851170a9b1c315f3

on May 31, 2011
at 07:39 PM

haha, good I`m not alone wondering about this , I`m a curious person so I will surely try it some day :P

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F087e79f7e8a76613c9b82528ab6dc3f

on May 31, 2011
at 12:30 PM

Where did they come from? Dog chew bones made from hide tells you on the package to wash your hands after handling and "not for human consumption."

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