Dog food can make you sick, but the most common reaction is the fear of losing your pet.
A new study has found that even the smallest amount of dog food could cause you to go blind.
BBC News found that in a survey of more than 1,200 people, the majority of people who said they had lost their pet due to dog food were still unable to find a new pet.
The study, published in the journal Vet Clin North America, analysed dog food labels in Australia and New Zealand and found that a single-serving meal containing four tablespoons of dog meal could cause severe food poisoning symptoms.
The research also found that the majority – 73 per cent – of people found that their dog’s food had caused severe symptoms.
Symptoms included: vomiting, diarrhoea, fever, abdominal pain, and headaches.
The majority of the people who were unable to locate a new dog were women and those with children.
People who had experienced food poisoning had reported vomiting, nausea, and abdominal pain as the most severe symptoms of the illness.
The results of the study suggest that dog food poses a significant risk of poisoning, and that the best way to avoid a dog food-related food poisoning is to eat the right food.
There are many different types of dog foods and each contains a range of nutrients, from omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids.
The amount of omega-9 in dog food is also high and can affect your immune system.
You may need to have a diet high in the omega-7 fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), which is in fish oil, and fish oil-rich dog foods such as Bluefin tuna, cod liver oil and salmon.
People suffering from dog food poisoning often have severe reactions, but these symptoms usually disappear within a few days.
People can get sick from eating dog food if they have diarrhoeas or have high fevers.
People with high febrile reactions are at higher risk of severe symptoms, including vomiting and diarrhoeal vomiting.
People may also need to take anti-inflammatories, including ibuprofen, to treat the symptoms.
But there are no tests available to monitor for food poisoning.
People should seek medical advice if they experience symptoms of dog disease or any other food poisoning, or if they feel they are not getting enough protein in their diet.
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Seek medical advice immediately if you experience: vomiting and diarrhea