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    My dog is fussy about his food of late and he likes fish that we eat so I've given him some cat food. A person at my wifes work said that you can give a dog cat food but can't give a cat dog food or the other way around as it will make them blind. Is this true?

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    My cats ( when they were still alive ) made frequent visits to the dogs food bowls... Perfect eyesight till the day they died !!!!
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    A cat food is not a complete balanced diet for a dog. Rufus eats it whenever he can stick his nose into the cats bowl but he also eats his own food. The cats only ever eat his food when he has raw meat - then he has lots of friends lol.

    Cats cant have dog food because it lacks Taurine which cats need but cant produce by themselves.

    Try wetting down your dogs dry food, adding a tin of sardines or an egg every couple of days etc - dont pander though - it leads to very fussy unwilling eaters

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    Woolies sell a line of tinned dog food called "Fish for Dogs". I'm not big on tinned food, but my old girl (17 next month) can only eat a few pieces of tiny kibble which I mix with tinned food so I sometimes use this, she loves it. You can see big chunks of fish in it, which I'm pretty impressed with. She's becoming quite fussy, so this is a good way to tempt her to eat if she turns her nose up at the other foods I offer her.

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    Woolies sell a line of tinned dog food called "Fish for Dogs".
    like meat with beef..

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    Dora loves cat food - refuses her own kibble unless I soak it in stock or mix it with canned food.
    Not sure about the 'myths' you mentioned. I certainly hope they arent true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ochrie View Post
    My dog is fussy about his food of late and he likes fish that we eat so I've given him some cat food. A person at my wifes work said that you can give a dog cat food but can't give a cat dog food or the other way around as it will make them blind. Is this true?
    no you can't...cat food doesn't have the correct nutritional value for dogs and vice versa...you can actually make them sick...don't do it!

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    Dogs could survive short-term on cat food, but it's not a suitable long-term food. Cats as Occy mentioned required taurine which is not found in dog food (or people food either, it comes from organs such as the lungs) so you can't feed a cat dog food (although if they steal bits here and there that's ok, just don't make that the sole food for your cat).

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    Both Shadow and now Pretty's great joy in life is to inspect the cat bowls after they are finished with in the hope they have left some.

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    I feed Frosty (and me) tinned sardines from time to time. She loves them. It's great as emergency dog eat your dinner incentive when I run out of her casserole or I'm travelling with her and can't make the casserole.

    She occasionally gets kitten biscuits as training treats. And she occasionally gets dried fish as training treats.

    Fish good for dogs, but cat food not so much.

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