If you have more than one cat in the house you’re probably used to the sight of them stealing each other’s food from time to time.
These culinary crimes, while annoying for the victim, don’t warrant any cause for concern from a nutritional perspective — overeating though can lead to obesity and serious health complications, so tracking intake is crucial.
Two cats, no problem. The situation becomes a little more complicated when there’s a cat and a dog under the same roof though.
We can’t observe our pets every single second of the day. Now, given how much cats love their mealtimes, and some of the similarities cat and dog food share, there’s every chance a peckish feline may end up tucking into the wrong bowl.
But, can cats eat dog food?
The short answer is yes. Cats can eat very small amounts of dog food without any serious long-term health consequences. However, if these cheeky, once every so often, incidents turn into a more constant habit then you could have a dietary dilemma on your hands.