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    Default CAt Food For Dogs ? Really ?

    ok I bumped into this young guy that also has Dogues and has also purchased one
    from the top Breeder in Qld. $3000 a dog no questions.
    Anyway he was telling me that when he picked his last puppy up from them
    it threw up in the car on the way home and it was cat kibble.

    Long story short, he met with another breeder (same breed) and they mentioned that
    the BIG breeder in QLD fattens all their Dogues up on cat Kibble.
    As cat kibble is high in something it fattens dogs up fast. And is also cheap to feed.
    Anyone heard of this trick before ? I would never feed my dog cat kibble, they'd probably
    break out in some rash of some sort..

    I always wondered how they feed all 30 Beautiful looking Dogues..
    They did say they buy their kibble buy the Ton as all up think they had
    over 80 dogs when we went their last..
    50 were working Kelpies and 30 were Dogues, not to mention bull dogs
    they bred also..
    All in all they were all in TOP condition...

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    Yes....Cats should be food for dogs !!


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    I let my two have small amounts of the "grain free" cat kibble as a reward for
    behaving nicely around the cat.
    It is supposedly "a gift" from the cat.
    As they don't ever get bikkies ( we feed RAW) they reckon it is a great treat.

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    My dog will do anything to get the last remaining few left in the cat bowls. Can't see what the problem is if fed in small quantites. Great tool for obedience too! Use to put a couple in my treat bag whilst for on the field.

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    Bella always sneaks cat food. I heard it was bad for them because it had so much protein.

    God they sound more like puppy farmers, so many dogs!

    There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.

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    gypsy knows when our cat has just been fed, because as soon as you open the door ever so slightly gypsy pushes the door open, darts in grabs the cat bowl and darts out, then runs to the far corner of the yard!!

    and yes she may be a little plump

    on a serious note, that doesn't sound very ethical to me!
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    Yup cat food will fatten up a dog and I knew some people that fed a cat/dog mix to their show dogs for a good coat and nice layer of fat on the dogs. I dont think it is good for them seems it would put them at risk for health problems, its usually go higher protein and higher fat content.

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    very high in fat and protein, and yes it's cheap as dirt from some suppliers. It's also made to smell really good because cats are attracted by scent to their food. Not a good thing to feed a dog long term particularly a giant breed.

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    As far as i'm aware, cat food is much higher in salt than dog food and dogs love salty food. I know that eating salty cat food as a meal makes them drink more which bloats them.

    Salt is also bad for dogs kidneys or liver (can't remember which one) which can make them sick.

    Schmackos is full of that crap too. That's why they go wacko for it.

    Too much is a bad thing. I'm not sure how good it would be for puppies??

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    Cat food is delicious for dogs as it has a high fat content as cats need this for their energy requirements.

    Regarding high protein, it could be, but then again, meat is usually 25% plus protein, so I don't think it would usually be much higher than that? At least not in meat protein.

    There has always been one thing worrying me about cat food though. I believe dogs are carnivores and have plenty of articles from science mags that back this up. Even if they are obligatory, it should probably be 90% plus meat ... but back on track ... cats are 100% carnivores, no text disputes this, so why do vets recommend pellet or canned cat food that is not 100% meat? If you get pellets they are lucky to be 15% meat based ... and the rest grains that can cause allergies and at best have proteins from plants not animals etc etc.

    So long story short, IMHO, your dog will get fat on the high fat content of cat pellets. BUT did you also know that dog and cat pellets have artificially a very high 'palatability' rating so that they will scoff the product and you will buy much more than they need, hence why pets get obese easily (ok they get fat when you dont walk them either). BUT manufactured pet food is a big part of the issue with its tweaking of taste beyond natural levels, that overrides a dog and cats auto shut off hunger mechanism.

    ps I recently read this in a major vet journal .. and thought it was interesting.
    Bruce is a "dog walker in inner west Melbourne" & sells "Healthy Dog treats." My dog Archie approves of these things.

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