Is dog food good for cats to eat?

Asked By: Wanda Kohler
Date created: Mon, Dec 7, 2020 6:16 PM
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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. A steady diet of dog food can cause your cat to be severely malnourished.
Answered By: Elfrieda Fahey
Date created: Tue, Dec 8, 2020 8:19 PM
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Just as it's dangerous to feed only cat food to dogs, cats cannot survive on dog food alone.

dog food lacks sufficient vitamin A and taurine, two nutrients cats need to live healthy lives.

dog food is also deficient in arachidonic acid and lacks the adequate meat-protein levels that cats need.

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It's fine for kittens to eat the occasional bite of puppy food, but they cannot subsist on it, mostly due to the lack of adequate taurine in dog and puppy food.

Therefore, commercial cat and kitten diets have supplemental taurine added.

Other than taurine, dogs and cats require the same essential amino acids.

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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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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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Airedales are terriers and like all terriers it is natural for them to chase small animals such as squirrels. It is never a given that Airedales will get along with cats. Extreme care must be taken when introducing an Airedale into a home with small animals such as cats or ferrets.
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Beagles were bred to hunt in packs, so they are typically friendly with other animals. Their happy-go-lucky nature makes them a pleasure to live with. They are loving companions that are likely to see cats as just another member of the pack… For some, that love can extend to cats.
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While Terriers are not typically compatible with cats, we can make an exception for this gentleman: the Boston Terrier, or “Boston.” Although Bostons may engage in chasing the cat, this is usually out of fun, not prey drive. The good-tempered Boston Terrier is polite to kitties as well as other animals.
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