May 23rd, 2011
|If you have both a dog and cat living in the same house then you need to be on the lookout for more than your pets chasing each other through the living room. The dietary needs of dogs and cats are much different and your pooch needs to be kept away from the feline food bowl. The strong aroma of cat food can be quite enticing to a grazing dog. Commercially prepared cat foods are very high in protein and fat when compared to dog foods. Besides the obvious effect of weight gain, the richness of cat food can have much more serious effects on a dog if fed regularly. Although the issue of high-protein canine diets is a hot topic and not as simple as is indicated on the nutritional analysis on the side of the pet food bag, you generally do not want your dog eating food that is formulated for cats.
D. P. Hesano is a co-founder of the all-natural online shop FidoDogTreats.com