Can a child get sick from eating dog food?

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According to the CDC, as of October 2008, there have been 79 cases of Salmonella infections in 21 states from the contaminated dog and cat food.

Or your pet could have become sick from eating the contaminated food and then you got sick from touching your pet.

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Dog food isn't dangerous to cats, but it shouldn't be eaten in place of cat food on a regular basis. A cat can eat some dog food without illness even though it's not the best nutrition for them.
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But she points out that with some dogs, even as a rare delicacy, cat food can cause problems because dogs aren't designed to have such a protein-dense diet.

"Some dogs will get an upset stomach — vomiting, diarrhea — from eating cat food, while some other dogs with a tougher stomach can handle cat food," she says.

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Ingestion of moldy food from the garbage or a compost pile puts dogs, cats, horses, livestock, and even wildlife at risk for toxicity due to tremorgenic mycotoxins.

These toxins may be found in moldy bread, pasta, cheese, nuts, or other decaying matter like compost.

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However, there are a few, including: Dogs may get food poisoning from foods that do not affect humans.

Dogs can get food poisoning from eating nonfood items such as shrubbery, dead animals, rotten foods.

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Food poisoning can take on many appearances with very different clinical signs, but typically it results in nausea, salivation, vomiting, diarrhea, cramping, abdominal pain, inappetence, and dizziness.

Although the signs of Food poisoning can appear rapidly and be dramatic, the majority of dogs recover completely.

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The point is, you're far more likely to bite into contaminated people food, but it is possible to be extraordinarily unlucky and have your one experiment with non-human food result in a salmonella- or listeria-contaminated dog-food meal.

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The point is, you're far more likely to bite into contaminated people food, but it is possible to be extraordinarily unlucky and have your one experiment with non-human food result in a salmonella- or listeria-contaminated dog-food meal.

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