Eating dog biscuits

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Dog biscuitsOne of my first memories was crawling across the quarry tile floor under the Belfast sink in the kitchen of my childhood home at 13 Kimberley Road Leicester to get to the dog’s bowl and eat his biscuits – particularly the black ones.

Nothing unusual about children doing strange things you might say. They put all manner of objects in their mouths. While undoubtedly true, I have to admit to something rather more serious. I still eat dog biscuits.

There you are, I’ve said it publicly and I feel much better as a result. Some people admit to corruption, others “come out” over their sexuality. For me, it’s a penchant for Bonio. I’ll probably lose all my friends now and be vilified by animal rights activists for depriving my current dog of her right to unhindered access to a full food bowl.

Why did I choose to come out on this very private aspect of my diet? Well, I’ve reached an age where I’m coming to realise that what passes my lips or enters my nostrils really does affect my health.

Ok, I know it’s hard enough to find edible human food triple wrapped in cardboard, plastic and tinfoil in the ready meals section of the supermarket, and I shouldn’t be expecting great nutritional goodies from the dogfood aisle, but nevertheless, I’m interested.

So, to get to the point, may I ask anyone who knows:

  1. Are there other people out there who eat dog biscuits?
  2. Is there anything harmful to humans in dog biscuits that I should know about but that isn’t listed in the ingredients?
  3. Is there anything particularly nutritionally good about dog biscuits but they can’t put it on the label in case people start feeding them to their kids?

Answers on a postcard please, to “Barking Mad, Cwm Morgan, West Wales SA38 9LZ”

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