Created By: spacemarine50December 13, 2012 Last Edited By: spacemarine50August 30, 2013
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Pet Food is People Food

Pet food looks like what we humans eat.

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Some people really love their pets. So much, normal pet food isn't good enough, so they use their own food, as it's always better than pet food. Companies have figured it out and are marketing their pet food like this. Of course, the pets don't have the money and the ability to buy said food, so they go after the owners. The images used mainly include bits of food that look good to humans.

Dog Food Diet is when a person eats pet food.

  • Beggin Strips' ads features a dog, with it's point-of-view. The dog always begs for bacon, but gets fed Beggin Strips. The dog doesn't care.
Community Feedback Replies: 13
  • December 14, 2012
    CosmicOsmo
    There was an article on Cracked that talked about this, comparing the dog food that you see in commercials to the best stew that you've ever eaten. When in reality, it's obviously not.
  • December 14, 2012
    SharleeD
    Many pet food brands mold their kibble into the shapes of chicken legs, fish, pork chops or other human foods.
  • December 14, 2012
    Stratadrake
    Needing a better title on this one, I see "Pet food is people food" and the thing that comes to mind is people eating pet food, not Pet Wants People Food.
  • December 15, 2012
    spacemarine50
    Fancy Feast shows the cat being given its food in a fancy crystal glass. (edited it because I know it's Fancy Feast, spacemarine50)
  • August 29, 2013
    spacemarine50
    Expand this to when pets want actual people food for real?
  • August 29, 2013
    DAN004
    ^ That'll be a separate trope, I guess
  • August 29, 2013
    randomsurfer
  • August 29, 2013
    spacemarine50
    Should I discard this? But before I add content from this to the above trope?
  • August 29, 2013
    DAN004
    Maybe you wanna cover when pets want actual people food for real instead.
  • August 30, 2013
    DracMonster
    Wait, actually, do we have a trope about feeding actual people to your pet? The first thing I thought of when I saw the title was in The Dark Knight, the Joker's line about cutting the guy up and feeding him to his pooches.

    Maybe you could retool this to Pet Food Is People (or whatever.)

    EDIT: Fed To The Beast. Never mind.
  • August 30, 2013
    Stratadrake
    Gourmet Pet Food does cover it already. Done.
  • August 30, 2013
    spacemarine50
    ^^That trope isn't it. The example already there is like what I got in mind, but it's not a straight example if you count what it actually gets.
  • August 30, 2013
    dotchan
    Its Me Or The Dog had a case where the dog was fed a custom-cooked meal, while the rest of the family had to make do with crappy fast food.

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