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Really confused!

CJ WashamCJ Washam MinnesotaMember Posts: 532
edited 25 July, 2007 in Food & Nutrition
Please help me. Im so confused. I put the food down for ziggy my dog and for playdoh. Ziggy wants to eat playdohs food and playdoh wants to eat ziggys food. Called vet and vet said that was fine. So I go to the food outlet to get wellness for both of them and the lady tells me if I do that it could kill them both. Whos right??? Which is better? wetfood or dry food or a mix? Oh this is so frustrating to me. Dont know how I am ever going to be a good kitty mom. Guess I have to go get a book tonight and do some major reading. Any help you can offer would be wonderful!!


  • Karen LeeKaren Lee The kingdom of Mer-lotMember Posts: 89,020
    edited 24 July, 2007
    Cats need to eat cat food. Dog food does not contain the necessary nurients a cat needs, especially tarine. Taurine is very important for healthy eyes. Try to feed the dog and the cat separately so they won't eat each other's food. Remove the bowls after feeding time or just keep the bowls in areas where the other can't get to it. Ideally only canned food is best but you can feed an equal mix of canned and dry.
  • Cherise ReeseCherise Reese AustinMember Posts: 128
    edited 25 July, 2007
    Dogs love to eat cat food because it\'s richer than dog food. It has more protein and different nutrient ratios. It can give your dog the runs too. I feed my cats wet food twice a day, and the dogs either go outside, or in their indoor kennels until the cats are done. It usually only takes them 10 minutes or so to finish.
  • Karyn LehmannKaryn Lehmann redlandsMember Posts: 247
    edited 25 July, 2007
    make the cat jump up for its food, feed dog in crate. The vet is WRONG. We eat on top of the dogs crate. only we can get there & food does not have to be guarded. The dogs eat a timed meal and are pretty focused on not letting us in their bowls.
  • Karyn LehmannKaryn Lehmann redlandsMember Posts: 247
    edited 25 July, 2007
    oops double:r
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