The most recent issue of Modern Dog highlighted Rachel Ray’s new dog food line “Nutrish” with a cover story and an exclusive recipe from the famous cooking personality titled “Isaboo’s Butternut Squash Mac and Cheddar”. The dish was named after her pitbull, Isaboo, who loves squash. Problem is, the dish was only intended for humans — especially because it contains onions, which are toxic to both cats and dogs. The National Inquirer fills in the rest saying,
“Nowhere in the dog magazine did it state that the recipe was intended for humans, not dogs. And the text accompanying the recipe contained a disclaimer warning owners to check with their dogs’ veterinarians, again leading many to believe the recipe was for dogs. Dr. Dana Harman, D.V.M., of Boca Raton, Fla, explains that onions can cause “potentially fatal hemolytic anemia” in dogs.”
Making matters worse, as Cele|bitchy points out,
“The recipe is still on Rachel Ray’s “Everyday” Magazine website under a “Pet Friendly” header and accompanied by a photo of her dog looking like he’s chowing down on the dish – which again contains onion.”
Understandably, quite a few people are upset at Rachel Ray’s misleading recipe — as well as the website’s decision to not make a more explicit disclaimer that the meal is not intended for dogs. Hopefully, no pets have been seriously harmed — but the peeps over at Ray’s site need to wake up from their holiday comas and change that site asap!