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Can dogs eat cat food. My dogs like cat food in the can. No…

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Can dogs eat cat food

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My dogs like cat food in the can

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No I like to be sure can catfood don't hurt my dogs

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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Gabby, Cat Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

My dogs love cat food too. The reason why is it is all protein.

Dog food is veggies and meat as dogs should eat both.

Cats just need to eat meat.

So it does not hurt your dogs to eat a spoonful or two of the cat food. I would not feed them just cat food because the high protein is hard on the kidneys. The kidneys have to filter out all that protein.

If the cat food helps them eat, you can put a layer of it on top of the dog food or mix a few spoonfuls in with their dogs food. But I would not let them eat just cat food as that is not nutritionally balanced for dogs.

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