Pet owner defended for ‘letting’ brother-in-law eat dog food

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Members of a popular internet forum have rallied behind a dog owner accused of allowing his brother-in-law to cook and eat dog food.

In a virality Reddit article posted on r/AmITheA**hole, Redditor u/Professional-Gur-602 (otherwise known as the original poster, or OP) said he was amused to find out his brother-in-law ate the meat mix, vegetables and pet vitamins and detailed the impassioned consequences of their supposedly flippant response to the unfortunate confusion.

Entitled, “[Am I the a**hole] for letting my brother-in-law eat my dog ​​food? » Publish has received nearly 10,000 upvotes and 1,300 comments since October 24.

“My sister and her husband are temporarily living with me due to Hurricane Ian,” OP began. “Their house in Fort Myers is in bad shape.”

Going on to explain that they live in a small bungalow with their dogs, OP said they feed the pooches a mixture of ground meat, vegetables, seeds, organ parts and “dog vitamins”. .

OP also said they routinely leave several servings of the mix in their fridge for mealtime, but recently found their dogs’ next meal was missing.

“When I was out… my [brother-in-law] I saw the ‘burgers’ in my fridge and decided to grill them and eat them,” OP wrote. I told him the reason they tasted was because it was food. dog food.

“He started throwing up dry and saying he was going to throw up. He yelled at me for keeping dog food around people’s food,” OP continued. “I replied that he was a guest and although he was welcome in the house, it might be best if he asked before eating my food.

“He’s not injured or anything. There’s nothing human edible in the food I prepare,” OP added. “Part of the reason he’s mad is that he says I took it lightly. All I did was joke that he would have a nice shiny coat. “

For generations, the most common image of dog food was a huge bag of kibble, bought in bulk and stored in the corner or cupboard closest to an animal’s feeding area.

Kibbles remain a staple around the world, but these days many dogs eat quite differently.

With alternative diets, including believed and fresh diets, which are exploding in popularity and accessibility, dog owners have chosen to broaden their horizons in hopes of improving their pet’s health with fewer processed ingredients.

“Pet parents are choosing foods that are less processed and closer to a natural diet for the health benefits they offer,” a Big Dog Pet Foods spokesperson said. Newsweek.

“These benefits include improved skin and coat condition, superior dental health, enhanced immunity and joint health,” they added. “One of the most valued by pet parents is improving digestive health.”

However, despite the emphasis on fresh, whole ingredients, not all alternative dog foods are suitable for human consumptionin particular because of the presence of crushed bone.

Raw beef in a dog bowl. Members of Reddit’s r/AmITheA**hole have defended a dog owner whose brother-in-law inadvertently cooked and ate the raw dog food he left in his fridge.
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In their viral Reddit post, OP said they don’t use bones in their house mix and ensured that anything their brother-in-law inadvertently consumed was ultimately harmless.

But throughout the comments section of the viral post, Redditors responding to OP focused less on what their brother-in-law was eating, and more on why he felt compelled to eat it.

“If I saw freshly thawed patties in someone’s fridge I would assume it was their dinner plan for themselves and wouldn’t touch it,” Redditor u/seventeenblackbirds wrote in the main comment to the post, which received more than 13,500 upvotes.

“To me, it’s kind of what he earns by eating what everyone would assume is your dinner,” they continued.

Redditor u/trixen2020, whose comment received more than 5,000 upvotes, echoed that sentiment.

“If I saw meat patties thawing in someone’s fridge, I’d assume they saved them for THEIR dinner,” they wrote. “I wouldn’t just grill them without asking.”

“Even though you have a ‘you can eat anything’ policy, I would NEVER just grill obviously prepared burger patties in my host’s fridge!” Redditor u/FineFeather90 raved, receiving nearly 3,000 upvotes.

“That’s just rude,” they added.

Newsweek contacted u/Professional-Gur-602 for comment. We were unable to verify the details of the case.

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