Cat loves my dogs food.?
Topic: Cat loves my dogs food.?
October 20, 2019 / By Alfy Question:
Have tried everything, yet she still wants to eat the dogs food. We have there food dishes separated, feed them at separate times, watch them eat, yet she still sneaks away to go eat all his dry food. Its gotten to the point we can't leave the dogs food out all the time like we use to. No hes not fat, he just doesn't eat much, he likes to pick at it, but we cant do that anymore cause of the kitten. Shes 9 Months old. I personally think our dog is getting skinner now cause hes not eating how he should, and hes already skinny and shes turning into alittle fatty. What can we try?
of i want my cat to have a long life, why else did i post here, and i have tried feeding them in seprate rooms. He doesn't eat it all right away. he nibbles so it sits there. i can not pick it up right away. He already is getting skinny cause of the kitten eating all his food.
Best Answers: Cat loves my dogs food.?
Tamson | 5 days ago
Dog food is a very bad diet for cats. It isn't high enough in fat or protein for cats, nor does it have taurine. Dogs can manufacture taurine in their bodies, cats cannot. Without taurine, a cat will go blind. You're going to have to put them on a controlled feeding schedule, and both of them are going to learn how to live with it. Feed them both, in separate rooms where you can close the doors, and then after a set time, pick up their dishes. No more food until the next feeding time. Your dog (and cat) will learn that this is how it is. It may seem cruel but it's not - consider it "tough love". Your cat cannot continue to eat the dog's food and stay healthy, nor can the dog.
Just as an aside - are you feeding the cat a grocery store food, and the dog a premium food?
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Originally Answered: Which dry dog food is the most nutritious and the best tasting for dogs? Also puppy food?
The best most nutritious foods for your dog and also for your puppy are foods that don't contain corn, wheat, soy, beet pulp, by products, dyes, sugars, chemical preservatives. Corn, wheat & soy are common allergens, corn & wheat aren't very digestable, corn & soy have been implicated in recent studies as a cause for unexplained seizures in dogs. Soy causes excess gas, corn & wheat can cause serious digestive upsets. Also foods that contain the above ingredients tend to produce more waste. It takes up to 3 times more of a grain based low quality food for a dog to get proper nutrition then it does of a good quality meat based (meat as at least the first 2-3 ingredients) food. Dogs are carnivores...meat eaters not grain eaters..their jaws, teeth and digestive systems are designed to exctrat and digest meats and meat proteins not grains.
Some good choices:
Canidae, Chicken Soup for the Dog Lover's Soul, Wellness, Premium Edge, Percise, Blue Buffalo,Innova, California Natural just to name a few.
Vets are wonderful and I've worked for/with vets for almost 35 years, sadly though most are out of the loop as far as quality foods are concerned.They only get a general nutrition class that takes in everything from cats to rats, dogs to hogs..not species specific. They tend to recommend those foods that they hear the most about..are the most familiar with..Unfortunately these foods aren't of quality and tend to be store foods..such as Science Diet, pedigree, Purina and the like.
If you don't want to shorten your kitties life, you better find a way to make this work
Nutrition since there are so many bad things out there is very important to your cat’s health
Contrary to what you may have heard; dry foods are not a great thing to feed a cat.
Please read the label on what you are feeding? What are the ingredients? Do you know what they mean? Is the first ingrediant a muscle meat like chicken or meal or other things?
Dry foods are the number 1 cause of diabetes in cats as well as being a huge contributing factor to kidney disease, obesity, crystals, u.t.i’s and a host of other problems. Male cats are especially prone to blockages
from dry food. Food allergies are very common when feeding dry foods. Rashes, scabs behind the tail and on the chin are all symptoms The problems associated with Dry food is that they are loaded with grains and carbohydrates which many cats (carnivores) cannot process. ( Have a fat cat?)
Also, Most of the moisture a cat needs is suppose to be in the food but in Dry, 95% of it is zapped out of dry foods in the processing. Another thing, most use horrible ingredients and don't use a muscle meat as the primary ingredient and use vegetable based protein versus animal. Not good for an animal that has to eat meat to survive.
You want to pick a canned food w/o gravy (gravy=carbs) that uses a muscle meat as the first ingredient and doesn't have corn at least in the first 3 ingredients if at all.
THE BEST CAT FOODS CONTAIN NO GRAINS NO BYPRODUCTS
Cats are meat eaters not cereal or rice eaters
Fancy feast is a middle grade food with 9lives, friskies whiskas lower grade canned and wellness and merrick upper grade human quality foods. I would rather feed a middle grade canned food then the top of the line dry food.
Also, dry food is not proven to be better for teeth. Does a hard pretzel clean your teeth or do pieces of it get stuck? http://www.felinefuture.com/nutrition/bpo_ch4a.php
Please read about cat nutrition.
Vetinarian diets The reason your vet thinks so highly of the pet food they sell probably has more to do with money than nutrition. In vet school, the only classes offered on nutrition usually last a few weeks, and are taught by representatives from the pet food companies. Vet students may also receive free food for their own dogs and cats at home. They could get an Iams notebook, a Purina purse and some free pizza. http://iml.jou.ufl.edu/projects/Spring04/Perhach/PetFood/Vets.htm
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My dog likes cat food to.. The vet saids it's not good for them.. Give the dog dog food wjen the dog gets hungry enough it will eat.. Cat food is cheaper lol
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Feed them on a schedule, and in separate rooms.
EDIT: Trust me, get them started on a feeding schedule, and he will start eating his food when it's in front of him, instead of picking at it and giving the cat the opportunity to eat it instead.
This needs to be done for the health of both of your animals. It's unfair to the dog that he's not getting the proper amount of food, and it's not healthy for the cat to be eating the dog's food.
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Originally Answered: Is it okay for my dogs to eat cat food sometimes?
In small amounts it shouldn't cause any harm, but cats and dogs actually have very different nutritional needs and their food contains different things. A cat eating dog food will not get enough protein or taurine; a dog eating cat food gets too much of those things. Occasional cross feeding doesn't make enough of a difference to cause harm, but if more than a quarter of their diet is the wrong food, you could start seeing minor health issues, like weight changes or lethargy.