What does dog food do to cats?

Asked By: Jessy Hoppe
Date created: Fri, Mar 5, 2021 8:59 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: Velda Willms
Date created: Sat, Mar 6, 2021 11:02 PM
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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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Dogs, cats not found in dog food.

Because pentobarbital is used to euthanize dogs and cats at animal shelters, finding pentobarbital in rendered feed ingredients could suggest that the pets were rendered and used in pet food.

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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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What foods can both dogs and cats eat? Annette Blankenship, Catered to cats for 38 years.

In moderation, eggs, chicken (no bones), any meat, fish (picked off bone) a small amount of pureed pumpkin, and some cats and dogs will eat a little fruit.

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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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