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Q: When a product is listed as 'human-grade', do you feel comfortable testing it out?

February 12, 2010 | By Modern D. | 2 answers | Expired: 1638 days ago

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Modern D.

So many products for dogs are being called 'human-grade'-- if it's good enough for your dog, is it good enough for you? www.moderndogmagazine.com/articles/human-grade-dog-products/205

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Idaviruma
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Feb 14, 2010

I dont fall for marketing gimmicks, because I see things like "natural" , "holistic", even on crappy foods. LIke the other day I was at Target and passed through pet section, looked at the food called Goodlife recipe, it looks delicious, really does, with real meat, whole grains, vegetable.. yum. It says " no artificial preservatives or colors*, sounds great doesent it??

Except when you look at the ingridients:
INGREDIENTS:
GROUND CORN, CHICKEN-BY-PRODUCT MEAL, CORN GLUTEN MEAL (SOURCE OF LUTEIN*), CHICKEN, ANIMAL FAT, WHOLE GRAIN BROWN RICE, RICE, NATURAL POULTRY FLAVOR, DRIED PEAS, DRIED BEET PULP, WHEAT FLOUR,

Corn?? what is this cattle feed? why not use real meat??

Byproducts?? heads, intestines, beaks... no thanks, again, wheres the meat?

Corn gluten meal? more corn??

chicken- good except that its way way down the list, not to mention with water removed it goes even lower. theres no meat in this food.

Animal fat? what animal?

beet pulp- (aka sugar)


so yeah.... major fail..

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Michele Z.
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Feb 13, 2010

I imagine some people already eat dog food that isn't even "human grade"! But if "human grade" dog food is available, I don't see why anyone would WANT to eat it...but I'm sure at least some people will taste it.

Just like "natural" and other terms/phrases can mean many different things and apparently aren't regulated by the FDA, I suspect that including "human grade" on pet food wrappers can mean many different things--not necessarily that they are edible by humans. Moreover, being of "human grade" quality doesn't necessarily mean that the ingredients were processed with humans in mind!

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