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    Ok - so the cat is nuts and wants to eat the dogs food. As it is the dog eats the cats food and I put cat food in his food anyway.

    Gracie - the cat - gets fed twice a day - tinned food - fancy feast - finishes most of it - seems reluctant to eat raw meat, chicken wings etc - she also hates hates hates any cat food with gelling agents in it - you'd think she wouldn't be so fussy for an alley cat

    Anyhoo - she sleeps away on my bed or in my wardrobe (she has decided that it's a comfy dark place) and comes out for brekky and dinner - and around lunch time for a visit - it's only day 1 so this may not be a pattern. At any rate, she eats her food - leaves a few bits and pieces and then goes after the dog food.

    She is also free fed dry cat food - whiska's and evo mixed together - Rufus seemed interested so I put some in his bowl

    So essentially Rufus is getting dry dog food, some pet mince, a little cat dry food and cat tinned food.

    I want to try free feeding him overnight as I "think" he has been nibbling on treats etc in the early morning.

    Is there any danger of the cat being ill from nicking bits of his food?

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    As they are true carnivores cats have different nutritional needs to dogs and a steady diet of dog food only would lead to a sick, malnourished cat but just nicking the odd bit of dog food isn't going to do any harm. When I had multiple cats they often shared food with the dogs.

    I really miss having cats around. Fortunately my niece has around 20 so I get my feline fix when I visit her.

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    The cat and dog have a love hate relationship - she despises him but is becoming less afraid and just taking pleasure at hissing at him and stealing his bed...food...anything else she thinks he thinks is his. He on the other hand wants a playmate and is curious about and terrified of her. He will run up to his food when he sees her going for it and he will chase her when she ocassionally bolts. I think they will be fine over time but I am now worried about rufus - he really really wants someone to play with and to be near and now has no one (he had another dog with him at the pound). I wont be ready for another dog for some time so I guess it means lots of playdates for rufus with friends dogs

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