Can i feed stray cats dog food?

Asked By: Giovanna Boehm
Date created: Wed, Jan 20, 2021 9:09 PM
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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.
Answered By: Napoleon Ritchie
Date created: Thu, Jan 21, 2021 11:12 PM
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Some people think that they can feed a stray cat on vegetables and fruits alone, which is not the best option either.

A hungry cat will eat anything, sure enough, but cats are consummate carnivores.

Food like tomatoes and potatoes might give them gastrointestinal problems.

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Dog Food: NO!

Although you could feed a cat dog food in a pinch -- and vice-versa -- it really isn't a good idea. While an occasional nibble from the dog's dish won't hurt a starving cat, a steady diet of dog food will not meet all of his nutritional needs, including protein, fatty acids and vitamins.
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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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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.
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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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While an occasional nibble of your dog's food won't hurt your cat, long-term feeding of food formulated for dogs certainly can.

For proper nutrition, feed your kitty only food specifically labeled for cats.

cats have different nutritional needs from dogs and become malnourished if fed a diet designed for canines.

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