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Uni Student Eats Free Dog Food For Breakfast, Lunch And Tea Then Hides The Packets

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Uni Student Eats Free Dog Food For Breakfast, Lunch And Tea Then Hides The Packets

A university student has confessed to eating dog food for breakfast, lunch and dinner in the hopes to save himself money.

The anonymous man explained that he turned to his bizarre diet after he was dared to a eat a bowl – and has kept it up since running out of money.

The man wrote: "So I'm currently in college, and since I'm broke as f**k I have resorted to free dog foods.

"I started eating dog food when my friend dared me, and I love it. Since that day I eat dog food at least once a day. Note that it is dry dog food, I never tried the wet ones."

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His eyebrow raising meals haven't gone unnoticed by his flatmates, who have questioned why he has so many bags of dog food, with one left flabbergasted when he admitted the food was for him.

A university student said he eats dog food to save money. Credit: Pexels
A university student said he eats dog food to save money. Credit: Pexels

Taking to Reddit, the man wrote: "When one of my other friends visited my room and saw heaps of dog food, he asked me why.

"I told him it's for me and he just said 'what the f**k."

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Taking to the online forum, the anonymous student explained that he is now questioning just how healthy it is to replace human food for dog food, with understandably left many stunned.

One wrote: "Inexpensive dog food is loaded with filler ingredients that are barely digestible. Basically you will poop more and not get the nutrients you're expecting.

"It also is not subject to the same regulations as human food. It will often contain ground up animal parts like chicken beaks, bones, feathers, etc.

"Expensive dog food, made with quality ingredients, would not have these issues. But then that kind of defeats the purpose of saving money.

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"There are ways to eat human food very frugally. Rice and beans can go a long, long way and are going to taste a lot better than dog food and give you a more balanced diet. It's probably even cheaper than eating puppy chow, not sure. Learn to cook!"

The anonymous man said he only eats dry dog food. Credit: Pexels
The anonymous man said he only eats dry dog food. Credit: Pexels

"Pet food is not subject to the same health and safety standards or quality control as human food so I wouldn't recommend you continue doing this,” another Reddit user commented.

On top of their concerns, Heathline previously warned that humans risk ‘developing foodborne illnesses’ if they eat dog food.

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They explained: "Dog food isn't designed for the unique nutrition needs of humans, though it is made from ingredients that are technically safe for humans to eat.

"Thus, it's not inherently toxic for humans and may be safe in an emergency situation. However, eating dog food may increase your risk of developing foodborne illness."

Featured Image Credit: Shutterstock

Topics: UK News, Food And Drink

Lisa McLoughlin
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