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On cat food for dogs
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buck    Posted 08-01-2002 at 16:50:30       [Reply]  [No Email]

Wife got a good supply science diet food for the cat (Soot) but the cat won't have any parts of it so I tried it for the dog (Jim-a 80 lb 8 year old collie). Well Jim loves the stuff so I am wondering if this is acceptable for Jim's health either good or bad. Jim is a really good friend and I like him so I try to take good care of him. Now Soot's main diet is birds,rabbits,mice and the like so he don't care much for store bought food. Thanks in advance and everyone have a good one (gooder)

Saddlebum    Posted 08-01-2002 at 20:54:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
Definitely a no-no for Jim. Cats are carnivores; dogs are omnivores. Dogs' systems aren't set up to process the high protien levels (read: meat) that cats thrive on. It can cause kidney problems for dogs in the long run. Science Diet is good food, but it can be hard to get some cats to eat it (it's kinda bland). Don't give up--Soot will probably develop a taste for it, but it might take a day or three. Can you mix in some of Soot's old food for a few days to make the transition easier? If Soot just won't touch the SD after a few days, you might try the Iams brand--they usually like it and it's very similar quality to the SD.

Kansas Kid    Posted 08-01-2002 at 20:04:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
Why feed a cat anyways he will do nothing buy lay at your feet then and never hunt anything let him catch a few mice if he is hungry?

Greg D.    Posted 08-01-2002 at 18:55:45       [Reply]  [Send Email]

Of the strays that wandered in here and we kept the vet had told us to feed them a mix of cat and dog food. The cat food will fatten them up faster. Most of them you could count their ribs when they got here so they needed the quicker way to put on some weight.

jamo    Posted 08-01-2002 at 18:44:38       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Cat food for dogs is a no-no. Cat food has very high protein content that dogs just can't tolerate. Sorry, but especially at his age. Buy him his own and if your cat won't eat it, take it to the shelter, they'll be glad to have it.

Les    Posted 08-01-2002 at 17:05:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
The only reason that cat won't eat that food is that he ain't hongry enough yet.

dg    Posted 08-01-2002 at 16:57:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
Dogs love cat food because of the sugar content, but I here it ain't so good for em. Or so I've been told.

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