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US woman eats nothing but pet food for 30 days, because why not

Talk about going to the dogs.

EVER GET THE urge to sample your pets’ food? No? You’re missing out, apparently.

Dorothy Hunter, who owns a pet shop in the US state of Washington, has vowed to eat nothing but pet food for 30 days to raise awareness about human and animal diets.

petfoodlady Source: YouTube

Her challenge started while she was stacking shelves at her shop, as she told local news station KNDO:

I didn’t have time to go get a snack so I grabbed a bag of treats off the counter. I was like, wow, you know, these read better than normal people treats…I was like, I could do this for 30 days.

Hunter is documenting her challenge on the shop’s YouTube channel – her latest video shows her happily chowing down on doggy cheese bites and chicken jerky.

She’s also eating canned pet food and and ‘breakfast bars’ meant for dogs.

Source: PawsNatural/YouTube

The US Food and Drug Administration told TODAY that pet food is (obviously) not intended for humans, with people having different dietary needs than animals and all.

Even a representative from a company that makes pet food from ingredients intended for human consumption doesn’t rate the challenge:

We’re not sure of the ingredients. We’re not sure of potential contamination. And then, it’s not necessarily balance for human nutrition.

She’s around two weeks in to her challenge now, and told KNDO that she lost 2.5 pounds after the first week. Please don’t let this be the new diet craze. We don’t think we could take it.

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