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Dog Food/Cat Food

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LadyScozz Report 23 Feb 2013 07:26

My old dog wouldn't touch canned dog food ~ he'd sulk and go on a starvation diet.

But he would eat cat food.

Half the time I'm sure he thought he was human. He would eat everything except dog food & carrots (he would lick off the gravy and put the carrots in a neat pile in his bowl).


Maggie ~ I've also heard that dog food isn't good for cats


maggiewinchester Report 23 Feb 2013 00:32

Daughter's dog always preferred my cat's food :-|

Dogs eating cat food is better than cats eating dog food, apparently.

Probably because dogs are omnivores and cats are carnivores, which is why I can't understand why cat food manufacturers insist on putting vegetables in certain cat food :-P


DazedConfused Report 22 Feb 2013 19:35

Cat food is far more nutritional than dog food and in fact will not cause most dogs any problems.

However, it is not advisable to feed dog food to cats.

This was from my vet some years ago.

♥†۩ Carol   Paine ۩†♥

♥†۩ Carol Paine ۩†♥ Report 22 Feb 2013 18:35

I do not quite understand about dogs not needing the protein , before tinned and the complete biscuit type foods dogs were fed nothing but meat scraps & still lived to a good age.

The same can be said about cats being given milk for generations.



Susan10146857 Report 22 Feb 2013 18:29

Apparently cat food has too much protein in it and is also harmful to a dogs kidneys.....or is it liver? Anyway, one of the two.

♥†۩ Carol   Paine ۩†♥

♥†۩ Carol Paine ۩†♥ Report 22 Feb 2013 18:27

Molly will act her age until a cat dares to come into her sight, then will race off after it at great speed. :-D :-D

Sometimes when she does this I fear for her old heart, then think 'Well she will have gone doing her favourite thing' :-D :-D


ButtercupFields Report 22 Feb 2013 17:52

Thanks Carol...she is running round like a spring chicken now (she is 15 this year) so it must be good for her! :-D :-D


eRRolSheep Report 22 Feb 2013 17:52

Carol it is only a problem if they eat huge amounts.
If it goes out clubbing and buys a kebab with garlic sauce on the way home of a Saturday night then you may need to get it checked out.
Generally speaking dogs and cats are ok with most things - however, there is plenty of information about which foods and vitamins they should eat, usually published by, erm, um, oh yes - the biggest manufacturers of pet foods and vitamins.

♥†۩ Carol   Paine ۩†♥

♥†۩ Carol Paine ۩†♥ Report 22 Feb 2013 17:41

Molly dog is now over 14, she has always been fussy about what she eats, at times turning away from the same type of meat+mixer or complete food she had been happy eating.

Her back teeth are not good, but she might not make it through an op to remove them. To encourage her to eat I was advised to vary her diet as much as possible, including giving her cat food occasionally as it has more oils in it for her joints.

She has always enjoyed a little of our left over gravy, vegetables. I am now told that onions & garlic are toxic to dogs... :-0 Have I shortened her life?

I am sure that your dog will have come to no harm. :-D


Mauatthecoast Report 22 Feb 2013 17:40

aww sure she'll be fine never know if she likes it soo much she'll be expecting it every day meow ;-) :-D


~`*`Jude`*`~ Report 22 Feb 2013 17:33

LOL it :-) :-) :-) :-)

jude ;-)


eRRolSheep Report 22 Feb 2013 17:21

What if he tries to make one?
A psychotic hound with a split personality can be very determined you know!


ButtercupFields Report 22 Feb 2013 17:18

That's ok, Errol, cos I have no catflap :-D


AnninGlos Report 22 Feb 2013 17:14

Errol :-D :-D


eRRolSheep Report 22 Feb 2013 17:08

Dogs are basically wild animals and will eat anything they can get their teeth into.
I am sure the dog will be fine but if she starts producing furballs and using the catflap she may have developed a personality disorder


AnninGlos Report 22 Feb 2013 17:05

:-D :-D :-D at the tin having large pictures of cats on. Maybe doggie thinks she is ridding the world of arch enemies as she is eating cat.

I am sure a few days won't hurt her BC.


StrayKitten Report 22 Feb 2013 17:03

eeeeee BC what ya like darlink x <3


JoyBoroAngel Report 22 Feb 2013 17:02

Bensons passion is bread
he would turn his nose up at a pork chop for a slice of bread :-D


Paula+ Report 22 Feb 2013 17:02

As long as it did not contain horse meat I am sure she will be fine ;-)


ButtercupFields Report 22 Feb 2013 17:02

I really should wear my glasses when I am in supermarkets. Wouldnt mind but there are three ENORMOUS cats on the cover of this packet! :-D