Instincts in a mixed anthro world can get very strange, and instincts in a mixed-species individual even moreso. Having the nagging feeling that someone looks delicious is weird enough, but when that someone is yourself, it's difficult to know how to react. Predator-prey hybrids often report their carnivore tendencies being stronger and more urgent than herbivore ones, and Balina Mahigan's teeth and appetites are both canine to a fault.
This would be a lot more tolerable were it not for the bunch of wiseacres in the campus cafeterias, who think that being half-cow means there's something amusing about their boss eating a danged cheeseburger. It's no wonder that she ends up eating out so often.