I Hate to Break It To You BUT Fido and Fluffy Will Eat You When You Die!
I hate to be the first one to break this to you BUT if you die, your dog or cat will most likely eat you. All of those years of love and nurturing be damned, the moment you take your last breath, you could very well become dog or cat food. Okay, okay, it may not be that bad, but the phenomenon of pets eating their dead owners is not as rare as you might think. As a matter of fact, there have been numerous reports by first responders and family members of pets eating their dead owners. Now I know it sounds like I’m being a bit flippant, and honestly, I probably am, just a bit, but there is actually science behind all of this and its actually kind of interesting.
So, why would a pet eat his or her owner?
But, is hunger the only reason kitties nibble on their masters?
Now a little something to put your mind at ease, even if it is just a little bit.
Okay, so which pets are the biggest offenders?
So, how exactly do animals eat their dearly departed masters?
Surely these animals will at least wait for you to die before they start eating, right?
So, is it just cats and dogs?
So, what can you do?
It’s nature folks, so there’s not a whole lot in reality that you can do. There are however some things that will reduce the likelihood of animal scavenging including:
- Make sure that there is always food readily accessible for your pet.
- Consider sleeping with your door closed.
- Have people that regularly check on you, especially if you are ill.
- While you are at it, you should regularly check on elderly or infirm neighbors especially if they have pets.
At the end of the day, it’s nature. While these cases may be a bit graphic and disturbing, they are the exception and not the rule. So don’t give Fido or Fluffy the side eye and definitely don’t leave them on the side of the road. Just enjoy your pets and file this one away under an interesting (and probably useless) factoid.