Lyric

Is it ok to give a puppy cat food?

my 8 weeks old puppy wasnt eating the puppy food and I tried the wiskers with gravy cat food one day and she ate it... was told that cat food is just like dog food but just has more proteins.if this is bad, what else can I try. Ive already tried the wet puppy and (dry with water) . Ive mixed both wet and dry... and NOTHING! I tried the cat food and surprisingly, she ate it!!!


Asked by Lyric on Sep 9th 2008 Tagged catfood, puppy in Food & Nutrition
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Rookie

No it is not ok.

Here are some quality foods. Wiskers is not even a quality cat product let alone good for dogs. I hope you don't feed it to your cat.

Here is a short list.

Quality foods:
Innova-meat and quality grains, California Natural-simple ingredient food for sensitivities, EVO-grain free, Karma-95% organic; all made by Natura- www.naturapet.com

Wellness-meat and quality grains with several formulas, Wellness Core-grain free; made by Old Mother Hubbard- www.wellnesspetfood.com

Orijen-all grain free with several formulas; made by Champion foods-www.orijen.ca

Canidae- are meat and grain- www.canidae.com

Merrick-meat and grain, Merrick Before Grain-grain free- www.merrickpetcare.com

Artemis-meat and grain with a variety of formulas- www.artemiscompany.com

Taste of the Wild-grain free- www.tasteofthewildpetfood.com

Nature's Variety- Raw frozen diet- offering chicken, beef, lamb, venison, rabbit, and organic chicken, Instinct-grain free, Prairie-meat and quality grains- www.naturesvariety.com

Solid Gold-Barking at the Moon-grain free, several other formulas with meat and grains- www.solidgoldhealth.com

Now!-grain free, Go!-quality meat and grains and grain free formulas; all made by Petcurean- www.petcurean.com

Eagle Pack Pack Holistic-meat and quality grains, Eagle Pack-meat and low quality grains including corn- www.eaglepack.com

Timberwolf-grain free and meat and grain formulas- timberwolforganics.com

AvoDerm-meat and quality grains, Pinnacle Holistic-meat and quality grains, allergen free; all made by Breeders Choice- www.breeders

Fromm-grain free formula- www.frommfamily.com


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Cookies 'n' Creme (1998-2011)

No, cats have different nutritional needs than dogs, therefore cat food is not nutritionally complete for dogs.
There are many high quality dog food brands such as Solid Gold and Taste of the Wild out there to try


Cookies 'n' Creme (1998-2011) answered on 9/9/08. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Jax

Not a good idea to feed your puppy cat food. It has higher proteins and taurine in it. Wellness has a great puppy food.


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Abby

Absolutely not. Cat food is much too high in protein to feed to a dog and can make your puppy very sick with diarrhea which can lead to serious dehydration and other issues.

You said your puppy is 8 weeks old. Did you just get him today or a couple of days ago? If so, it is not at all unusual for a young pup separated from its litter to not eat well the first couple of days, especially if you're not feeding the same the breeder fed or are feeding on a different schedule.

Call your breeder and ask what they were feeding and try that. If that does not work, try adding warm chicken broth or put the dog dish with the dry kibble into the microwave for 15 seconds (careful - it STINKS). This will give it a strong smell which will entice puppy to eat.


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Guest

Do not feed your pup cat food!...Dogs & cats have completely different nutritional needs!
Everyone gave great answers here!


Member 73926 answered on 9/9/08. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer