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Can my chihuahua get sick if she eats cat food?


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Annelee
Answered 2020-10-15 18:02:15

This question also confused me as I have a dog and a cat. My dog likes to eat kinds of food including cat food but my cat is not interested in his partner's food anymore. After I knew the nutrition and ingredient of dog and cat food are different, as they have different digestive systems and nutritional requirements, I separate their food bowls-putting the cat's one in a high place, so the dog cannot reach it and eat cat food. Why is cat food bad for dogs? Cat food tends to be high in fat, calories and protein which means it's not ideal for dogs. Dogs with sensitive stomachs may suffer gastrointestinal upset, sickness and diarrhoea after eating cat food.

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Answered 2012-08-26 00:06:09

If she eats only a small amount occasionally, then it won't hurt her. But if she eats it as her regular diet, then yes, it can make her sick. Cat food is formulated for the nutritional needs of cats, which is very different from the nutritional needs of dogs.

For example, cats require a higher protein diet than dogs do, and too much protein can harm the dog's kidneys. So you need to keep your dog (no matter what breed it is) on a good quality dog food, and resist the temptation to give it table scraps (including bones, as they can be very harmful), which is not good for dogs because it causes weight gain, heart problems, and the extra fat, sugar, and sodium is harmful to them.

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anonymous boi uwu
Answered 2021-03-31 17:44:45

It truly depends on the cat food itself. Maybe just let your chihuahua stay away from cat food.

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2028_Trinity Baker
Answered 2021-01-15 01:10:53

yes they will a lot and then die jk

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2028_Trinity Baker
Answered 2021-01-15 01:10:23

yes

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Answered 2020-09-23 03:11:58

If she eats little it wont do any harm but if she eats like ALOT yes it will

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