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11th May '16 10:24:42 AM megarockman
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* In the mid-90s after the Ontario government made heavy cuts to welfare allowances, then-Minister of Community and Social Services introduced a "budget menu" that people on assistance should follow. While it didn't include dog food (yet), one suggestion was to haggle with shop owners to lower the price of canned tuna (which many people DO feed to their pets). The Minister was nicknamed "Tuna Tsubouchi."

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* In the mid-90s after the Ontario government made heavy cuts to welfare allowances, then-Minister of Community and Social Services David Tsubouchi introduced a "budget menu" that people on assistance should follow. While it didn't include dog food (yet), one suggestion was to haggle with shop owners to lower the price of canned tuna (which many people DO feed to their pets). The Minister was nicknamed "Tuna Tsubouchi."
14th Mar '16 2:43:56 PM eroock
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This trope can also pop up in grittier works set AfterTheEnd, as showing a [[DisasterScavengers desperate hero]] chowing down on dog food is definitely one way to illustrate what a CrapsackWorld it would be with civilization gone.

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A subtrope of PovertyFood. This trope can also pop up in grittier works set AfterTheEnd, as showing a [[DisasterScavengers desperate hero]] chowing down on dog food is definitely one way to illustrate what a CrapsackWorld it would be with civilization gone.
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28th Feb '16 2:22:25 PM nombretomado
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* ''ThirdRockFromTheSun'' had a BrokeEpisode in which the Solomons ate cat food, not realizing what it was:

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* ''ThirdRockFromTheSun'' ''Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun'' had a BrokeEpisode in which the Solomons ate cat food, not realizing what it was:



* In a ''GoodTimes'' episode, the Evans family has dinner with a nice old lady whom they know eats dog food for economy purposes. This creates a comically awkward moment when she brings a meatloaf for the occasion, which they naturally assume it's dog food. As a result, the Evans frantically pass the dish around on the slightest excuses, desperate to avoid eating it. In the end, she calls them on it, admitting that while she does do so herself, she would never bring such an item to dinner with friends.

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* In a ''GoodTimes'' ''Series/GoodTimes'' episode, the Evans family has dinner with a nice old lady whom they know eats dog food for economy purposes. This creates a comically awkward moment when she brings a meatloaf for the occasion, which they naturally assume it's dog food. As a result, the Evans frantically pass the dish around on the slightest excuses, desperate to avoid eating it. In the end, she calls them on it, admitting that while she does do so herself, she would never bring such an item to dinner with friends.



* An episode of ''NightCourt'' had Harry tasked with finding someone to gift with a winning lottery ticket; the entire episode was a parade of people with more or less blatantly made up sob stories, including an old woman up before him for shoplifting catfood to eat. When Harry asked why she didn't shoplift 'real' food, she started to say 'Catfood was more...' and trailed off. Harry finished '...pathetic. Next case!'

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* An episode of ''NightCourt'' ''Series/NightCourt'' had Harry tasked with finding someone to gift with a winning lottery ticket; the entire episode was a parade of people with more or less blatantly made up sob stories, including an old woman up before him for shoplifting catfood to eat. When Harry asked why she didn't shoplift 'real' food, she started to say 'Catfood was more...' and trailed off. Harry finished '...pathetic. Next case!'
18th Feb '16 2:25:08 AM pvsage
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* PlayedWith in an episode of ''Series/SpinCity'' with Carter's family pet Rags, who eats dogfood that costs more per can than what Paul pays for dresses for Claudia. Paul samples some of Rags' food and, while he finds it tasty, he develops a rash.
5th Feb '16 9:57:23 PM nombretomado
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* On The ([[AustralianRulesFootball AFL]]) Footy Show had Sam Newman eating of Whiska's cat food from a can, washed down with a glass of Jack Daniels. [[SarcasmMode Mmm, delicious]]

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* On The ([[AustralianRulesFootball ([[UsefulNotes/AustralianRulesFootball AFL]]) Footy Show had Sam Newman eating of Whiska's cat food from a can, washed down with a glass of Jack Daniels. [[SarcasmMode Mmm, delicious]]
20th Jan '16 10:13:04 AM Dravencour
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* In ''TheBindingOfIsaac'' you might find different containers of dog food, which raise your HP by one heart. Said food not only has flies surrounding it, it's also named "Lunch", "Dessert" and "Dinner".

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* In ''TheBindingOfIsaac'' you might find different containers of dog food, which raise your HP by one heart. Said food not only has flies surrounding it, it's also named "Lunch", "Dessert" and "Dinner". Which casts a rather disturbing light on just what kind of childhood the poor kid actually had.
16th Nov '15 6:34:11 AM Akaihiryuu
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** The main issue with eating dog food isn't what's in it, it's what's not in it. For example, dogs produce their own vitamin C, so they don't need to have any in their diet. A human eating nothing but dog food would quickly get scurvy (and possibly other nutritioual deficiencies) if they don't get these missing bits somehow. Fortunately, vitamin C tablets can be acquired rather cheaply in bulk.

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** The main issue with eating dog food isn't what's in it, it's what's not in it. For example, dogs produce their own vitamin C, so they don't need to have any in their diet. A human eating nothing but dog food would quickly get scurvy (and possibly other nutritioual deficiencies) if they don't get these missing bits somehow. Fortunately, This obviously only comes into play if someone is eating exclusively dog food, if someone eats it for a few days in an emergency situation it won't be an issue. And for longer term, there are vitamin C tablets can be acquired rather cheaply in bulk.supplements.
16th Nov '15 6:29:11 AM Akaihiryuu
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** The main issue with eating dog food isn't what's in it, it's what's not in it. For example, dogs produce their own vitamin C, so they don't need to have any in their diet. A human eating nothing but dog food would quickly get scurvy (and possibly other nutritioual deficiencies) if they don't get these missing bits somehow. Fortunately, vitamin C tablets can be acquired rather cheaply in bulk.
15th Nov '15 6:34:03 PM nombretomado
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* In an episode of ''{{Rugrats}}'' Tommy wants desperately to eat some of the dog food laid out for his dog Spike. His grandfather stops him, and then says, "Hmm...I see your point..." upon looking at a bowl of strained carrots. Thus Tommy goes on a mission to get some dog food.

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* In an episode of ''{{Rugrats}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Rugrats}}'' Tommy wants desperately to eat some of the dog food laid out for his dog Spike. His grandfather stops him, and then says, "Hmm...I see your point..." upon looking at a bowl of strained carrots. Thus Tommy goes on a mission to get some dog food.
25th Aug '15 1:34:10 AM Randallw201238
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* From ''Series/RedDwarf'', episode "Marooned". Lister, stranded on a freeying planet with almost no supplies must eat a can. However, he chose dog food over a [[DoesNotLikeSpam Pot Noodle]]. According to the DVD commentary, that really was dog food. The "Smeg-Ups" special, however, claims it was actualy ''cat'' food.

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* From ''Series/RedDwarf'', episode "Marooned". Lister, stranded on a freeying freezing planet with almost no supplies must eat a can. However, he chose dog food over a [[DoesNotLikeSpam Pot Noodle]]. According to the DVD commentary, that really was dog food. The "Smeg-Ups" special, however, claims it was actualy ''cat'' food.
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