Can dogs and cats eat the same dry food?

Asked By: Stan Reichel
Date created: Sat, Feb 13, 2021 4:18 PM
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Cats are "obligate carnivores" meaning their diets must be meat-based.

Cats have a higher protein requirement than dogs, and also must have an adequate supply of the amino acid called taurine in the diet.

However, it is important for your dog and cat to eat pet food that is formulated specifically for Cats or dogs.

Answered By: Emile Hintz
Date created: Sun, Feb 14, 2021 6:21 PM
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Cats are "obligate carnivores" meaning their diets must be meat-based.

Cats have a higher protein requirement than dogs, and also must have an adequate supply of the amino acid called taurine in the diet.

However, it is important for your dog and cat to eat pet food that is formulated specifically for Cats or dogs.

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Before commercial pet food entered the market, many dogs and cats lived on the scraps left over from human's meals… While this is certainly an acceptable way to feed your pet, the reality is some human foods aren't good for a cat or dog to eat. Some foods are toxic to animals.
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It's a species thing. Dogs and cats are distinct species, incapable of producing offspring together because of the many differences in their genome. At least, that's the traditional definition of a species, and it works—for the most part.
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Cats and dogs are similar in that if they were let loose in the wild, they would be able to fend for themselves. Once domesticated, things like shelter and protection are provided by their owners. Nevertheless, they retain their instincts and are able to use these similarly.
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It's a species thing. Dogs and cats are distinct species, incapable of producing offspring together because of the many differences in their genome. At least, that's the traditional definition of a species, and it works—for the most part.
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Cats and dogs are part of the same group at five levels: both are in the domain Eukarya, the kingdom Animalia, the phylum Chordata, the class Mammalia, and the order Carnivora.
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Cats and dogs are part of the same group at five levels: both are in the domain Eukarya, the kingdom Animalia, the phylum Chordata, the class Mammalia, and the order Carnivora.
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