Although the human food supply has not been contaminated, a woman in Canada has fallen ill from possibly ingesting pet food that was on the Menu Foods recall list. She is the first human to report falling ill from the Menu Foods recall.
The news report states that “she ate some dog food last week in an effort to convince her terrier, Missy, to do the same.” Both the parent and pet ended up in the hospital.
For three days, she suffered a range of “confusing” and “embarrassing” symptoms, including loss of appetite, vomiting and foaming of the mouth. She also had problems urinating. She is now awaiting the results of blood tests.
Larabie said she ate the dog food because Missy would only eat table scraps. Larabie tried “just a little bite” of Iams food to make the terrier think it was people food. The mealtime routine continued for about two weeks, until both got sick.
Some may dismiss this as a fluke or perhaps an extreme case, but we’ve seen several TV show hosts eat dog food on the Food Network or on Animal Planet. We’ve even pretended to eat some dog food to get our pet to eat as well.
Thanks G.K. for the tip.