Can i feed my feral cats dog food?

Asked By: Destiny Kassulke
Date created: Tue, Apr 20, 2021 9:03 AM
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Conclusion. To sum up, the answer to the question, “Can cats eat dog food?” is yes, but they shouldn't on a regular basis. A cat who routinely eats dog food is likely to develop health problems because dog food doesn't contain the nutrients cats need in their diet to maintain good health.
Answered By: Belle White
Date created: Wed, Apr 21, 2021 11:06 AM
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Feral cats will attack humans and pets.

Robinson agrees. “These cats are absolutely not a danger,” she explains. “Even after veterinary care [through TNR programs], they remain in their colony site.” Feral cats are equally unlikely to tangle with our beloved pets.
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Skunks, raccoons, foxes, feral cats and pigs, and other wildlife can also carry rabies and other diseases that can infect dogs.
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Skunks, raccoons, foxes, feral cats and pigs, and other wildlife can also carry rabies and other diseases that can infect dogs.
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Dog food isn't dangerous to cats, but it shouldn't be eaten in place of cat food on a regular basis. A cat can eat some dog food without illness even though it's not the best nutrition for them… But cats cannot survive on dog food alone for their long term diet.
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No, cats cannot eat dog food. Cats have unique dietary requires and unlike dogs, cats are obligate carnivores, this means that they have to eat meat in order to survive. Taurine and Arginine are essential nutrients that need to be consumed daily by a cat and they are found only in meat.
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No, cats cannot be maintained on a dog food diet. If a cat is only fed dog food for a long period of time, then detrimental, if not deadly, consequences can occur. This is because dog food and cat food formulas have different nutritional components in order to meet the different nutritional needs of these two species.
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An occasional bite of dog food won't hurt your cat. But dog food is not a substitute for cat food. They do have many of the same ingredients. But cat food is specially formulated for a cat's needs, which include more protein as well as certain vitamins and fatty acids.
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