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Old June 16th, 2007, 02:02 PM
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Is it ok to feed my dog cat food?

I recently inherited a dog and she refuses to eat anything but cat food that I put iut for my cat.Is this Ok? Are there any health concerns that I should know about?
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Old June 16th, 2007, 04:08 PM
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Cats and dogs have different nutritional requirements. Put the cat food where the dog can't get it and get a good quality dog food for your dog. There are lots listed on the food forum here.

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Old June 16th, 2007, 04:44 PM
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no it is very bad to give cat food to dog
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Old June 16th, 2007, 06:53 PM
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Cat food is bad for dogs. Just keep trying dog food brands!
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Old June 17th, 2007, 12:06 AM
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No, as has already been noted, there are very different nutritional needs for both cats and dogs and cat food will not give your dog what he needs and can actually have negative effects in some instances.
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Old June 18th, 2007, 02:51 AM
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What dog food brands have you tried?
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Old June 21st, 2007, 04:20 AM
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Check out the labels. I believe that most cat foods have almost double the protein of dog foods

Dogs are omnivores, meaning they eat both meats and plants, while cats are strictly carnivores, meaning that they only eat other animals. In a pinch, it's not so bad to give your cat some dog food, but cat food to a dog can cause some serious health problems in the long term and possibly diarrhea or vomiting in the short term.
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