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Feature March 2019 Issue

When the cat gets into the dog food

They may like some of the same foods, but that doesnít mean they should be on the same diet.

When the cat gets into the dog food

The dangers of giving one species' food to another.

If your cat gets into your dogís food here and there, itís not something to be alarmed about. But dog food is most certainly not appropriate as the mainstay of a catís diet and should never be fed instead of cat food. In fact, a dog could much more easily get by on cat food than a cat on dog food (although both cats and dogs should be fed diets prepared with their own species in mind). Here are some of catsí unique dietary needs that make dog food the wrong ó and unsafe ó choice as a catís ďmeat and potatoes,Ē so to speak.

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