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Archive for May 4th, 2013

Cats eating dog food

Saturday, May 4, 2013
posted by Jim Murphy

The other day I was in the supermarket looking for a higher quality food to work into my cat’s diet. I bought the highest quality purina brand. The next morning, I prepared my cats food bowls for the day. I mixed some of the new higher quality food cat food with their present food. I put the bowls on the floor and my cats began eating. As I was putting the food back on the shelf, I noticed a picture of a small dog on the bottom of the bag. Immediately, I panicked thinking that the dog food will harm my cats. I quickly emptied their bowls and put in their regular food. The packaging for the cat and dog food is so similar that the clerk in the store must have made a mistake and put the dogs food in the cats section but will dog food harm your cat?

The answer to that question is simple: cats should not be fed  dog food because felines and canines have very different dietary needs, but a few nibbles from the dog’s dish won’t do any harm. So I relaxed after reading this. Don’t substitute cat food for dog food and try not to let your cats eat the dogs food because they will get full and not eat their regular food which contains the proper nutrients that they need.

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