Are dog treats bad for cats?

Asked By: Matilda O'Reilly
Date created: Mon, Nov 23, 2020 8:12 AM
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Dog treats should not be given to cats. “There may be ingredients in dog treats that aren't safe for cats,” explains Dr. Heinze. “For example, ethylene glycol — the main ingredient in antifreeze — is sometimes added to dog foods in small amounts to keep it moist.
Answered By: Leonora Frami
Date created: Tue, Nov 24, 2020 10:15 AM
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Foxes Are Related to Dogs, but Act Like Cats

Although red foxes are part of the Canidae family along with dogs, they have more in common with cats.
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A study carried out by researchers from six universities and published in Frontiers in Neuroanatomy suggests something that dog advocates may claim they already knew: that dogs could be more intelligent. Researchers have found that dogs have around twice the number of neurons in their cerebral cortex than cats.
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Owning a cat isn't really that much different from not owning a cat.

They're haughty, they're temperamental and most of the time they act like you don't exist.

On the other hand, dogs are loyal, cuddly, goofy and best of all, love you no matter what.

Here are 13 reasons why dogs are way better than cats.

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The 10% Rule of Dog Treats.

Treats should make up no more than about 10% of your dog's daily calories.

For example, if your dog needs 400 calories per day (check out the resting rate calorie counter below), they should have no more than 40 calories from treats, with the other 360 coming from their normal food.

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Dog Breeds That Are Typically Good With Cats

  • Basset Hound. These are loyal, patient, and low-key dogs.
  • Beagle. Beagles were bred to hunt in packs, so they are typically friendly with other animals.
  • Bulldog.
  • Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.
  • Collie.
  • Golden Retriever.
  • Labrador Retriever.
  • Papillon.
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Many essential oils, such as eucalyptus oil, tea tree oil, cinnamon, citrus, peppermint, pine, wintergreen, and ylang ylang are straight up toxic to pets. These are toxic whether they are applied to the skin, used in diffusers or licked up in the case of a spill.
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Toxicity to pets

During the holidays, poinsettias are a popular Christmas plant. Though they have a bad rap, poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima) plants are only mildly toxic to cats and dogs. The milky white sap found in poinsettias contains chemicals called diterpenoid euphorbol esters and saponin-like detergents.
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