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Christine_72

Feeding cat food to dogs?

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This is more of a curiosity question, as i don't feed my dog my cats food regularly, other than leftovers my dog gets, that my cat leaves in her bowl every now and then.

The main reason i have read discouraging giving dogs cat food, is the too high protein and fat in cat food. However, both their foods have the same % of protein and fat, with the cats food have 150 more calories per kilogram.

Are there any other reasons cat food is not good for dogs?

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Nope. However you should not feed dog food to cats as there are several amino acids, eg taurine, that are destroyed in the cooking process and specifically added to cat food. 

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tdierikx   

A lot of cat food also has a higher salt content than dog food... so I wouldn't feed it regularly...

 

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Dogsfevr   

Many give tin cat food especially to fussy eaters & many did for the taurine aspect.
WE have used tin food but wouldn't give the dry

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Not as a regular thing ..but as cat food usually smells strongly - I often use it to tempt older dogs :) ..or use the dry pieces as treats .

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