Here is a cartoon of a guy with an empty dog food bag and a dog smothered in dog food. The caption says, “It wasn’t much of a surprise. Eric had the same problem with salad dressing bottles.”
When I drew this, I didn’t have a pet. My fear of accidentally hurting the poor creature was at the top of my phobias.
Two kids and a half a dozen pets over the years made me face my fears. Everyone fared well. That is, unless you were an aquarium fish. I really did try, but I probably buried those guys in fish food.