Post by 4petneedsindia on Mar 15, 2017 12:22:47 GMT
The answer to this question largely depends on the size of your dog, and how much cat food they manage to get hold of!
A one-off snack or even a binge might not have any negative effects on your dog, but on the other hand, it might potentially cause problems. The fact that cat food is higher in protein than dog food and also has a different combination of ingredients may mean that it effects the stomach of sensitive dogs, potentially causing an upset stomach and sickness and diarrhoea, although there are unlikely to be any long-term or serious side effects of a one-off cat food binge
I think you should wean him on to a high-quality digestible dog food which could be fish based like Chip Chops Fish on Stick . These are carefully prepared to provide a pure tasty and highly digestible snack.
Welcome to the forum 4petneedsindia. I have 1 dog and 7 cats and my dog always tries to steal the cats' food. Until I changed my dog's vet last year I always used to give my dog some cat food in with his biscuits. Kobi's new vet told me to stop doing it as like you said cat food is higher in protein, which probably explains why he always had a sensitive stomach.
Last Edit: Mar 15, 2017 15:38:05 GMT by lotsofcats
I think it's not advisable to let dogs nibble on cat food 4petneedsindia. One reason is that the formulation is different. lotsofcats is correct with the fact that cat food tends to be higher in protein. For me, it's better to stick with dog food.
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Jul 20, 2018 18:56:39 GMT
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