Can Cats Eat Dog Food?

June 19, 2020

Can Cats Eat Dog Food?

Wouldn't it be convenient if you could feed your cat and your dog the same food? 

In this blog post, we will explore whether or not dog food is safe for cats to eat and whether or not it can replace cat food in the long term. 

So, let's jump right in!

Safe or Unsafe: Can Cats Eat Dog Food? 

Dog food isn’t all that bad for a kitty.

If your cat likes to munch on your dog's kibble from time to time, it is completely fine and shouldn't have long-term health consequences. Dog food doesn't contain ingredients that are toxic to cats. 

So, you don’t have to be worried about harmful side effects or poisoning. 


But, it's not a good long-term choice for your feline friend. 

Cats are obligate carnivores which means that they need meat to thrive and good cat food should be meat-based and must contain 35-40% protein from animal sources. 

Dog food is rich in carbs as compared to cat food. 

 Dog food also contains fruit, gain, and vegetables--something that kitties can do without. 

So, It is completely fine if your cat accidentally nibbled on some dog food, or if you ran out of cat food and gave her some dog food instead. However, you shouldn’t make a habit of it.

Got questions? Leave them in the comments, and we'll get back to you as soon as possible. 


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