If your cat is not liking her own food but your dog’s meals smell good enough to eat, it may be why she’s so intent to check it out.
While dog food does not contain all of the essential vitamins and minerals necessary to keep a cat healthy, some food may be eaten simply because the flavor or the texture is fun to eat.
Is it okay if my cat eats dog food?
Dogs can make their own. Many dog foods may be deficient in taurine, the result being a cat who suffers a devastating kind of heart disease called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. This also happens when cats eat a fish-only diet, since fish meat is so deficient in this amino acid. (Most commercial cat foods offer extra.)
How do I stop my cat eating dog food?
That way your cat has free access to her food, but your dog doesn’t. Put your dog in his crate until your cat is finished eating. Put away any uneaten food when she’s finished. Move your cat’s food to a room with a door that shuts, and keep the door shut until she’s finished eating.
Can cats eat dog food occasionally?
Just as it’s dangerous to feed only cat food to dogs, cats cannot survive on dog food alone. Dog food lacks sufficient vitamin A and taurine, two nutrients cats need to live healthy lives. Dog food is also deficient in arachidonic acid and lacks the adequate meat-protein levels that cats need.
Why does my cat want dog food?
This is because, their are ingredients in dog food that can cause harm to cats. Dog food also lacks nutrient that are needed in a cat’s diet. For example, cats cannot make the amino acid taurine like dogs can so, they must have it in their food. Cats also need a different form of vitamin A than dogs do.
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