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I've run out of dog food and can't go out for a couple of hours - ok to give him cat food?

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Nikkitwotimes Wed 16-Jul-08 13:08:15

Hills Science chicken if it makes any difference for 'older' cats


<dog looks pleadingly at mummy emoticon>

Mutt Wed 16-Jul-08 13:09:28

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FioFio Wed 16-Jul-08 13:10:11

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bethoo Wed 16-Jul-08 13:11:11

yes one of my dogs loved nothing beter tahn to knock the cat bowl off the bench and eat it all!
my cats were thinner back then!

Timefortea2 Wed 16-Jul-08 13:11:58

Dunno about cat food.

Can you give the dog something of yours? Brown bread is ok, so are carrots (not too many of them though).

Dogs are designed to be able to fast though so should be ok without.

Mutt Wed 16-Jul-08 13:13:12

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Nikkitwotimes Wed 16-Jul-08 13:14:22

He was on starvation so missed his dinner last night so he wouldn't poop in the vets and at the hairdressers this morning. He would not be impressed at waiting till tonight.

Thanks for all the replies - he is now very happily munching on a large bowl grin

I asked because had a weirdo moment cos of the flea treatment thing (not supposed to use dog flea treatment on cats as it can kill) so was just checking the food thang in case there was some only-for-cats-will-kill-doggies ingredient.

Timefortea2 Wed 16-Jul-08 13:14:25

You think dogs can't digest brown bread and carrots Mutt?

How odd.

FioFio Wed 16-Jul-08 13:14:31

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Rubyrubyruby Wed 16-Jul-08 13:15:06

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Mutt Wed 16-Jul-08 13:15:55

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Timefortea2 Wed 16-Jul-08 13:16:43

It comes out as solid dog shit Mutt, what were you expecting?


Mutt Wed 16-Jul-08 13:16:47

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Rubyrubyruby Wed 16-Jul-08 13:17:23

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Mutt Wed 16-Jul-08 13:18:25

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Timefortea2 Wed 16-Jul-08 13:19:30

The odd slice of wholemeal bread is absolutely fine for dogs Mutt.

FioFio Wed 16-Jul-08 13:20:36

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hertsnessex Wed 16-Jul-08 13:23:40

dogs can have wheat - it you chk alot of the 'average' dry food it is in there.

my dog gets some dry food (james wellbeloved) and lots of raw veg - carrots, brocolli, greens bean, sweetcorn and raw meat - steak and chicken, liver, kidneys and some tinned oily fish and natural yoghurt and cottage cheese.

a 'raw' diet is better for a dog than any cans/tins of dog food.

Timefortea2 Wed 16-Jul-08 13:24:55

Dogs with a wheat allergy should not be fed wheat, correct.

hertsnessex Wed 16-Jul-08 13:24:56

the occasional bowl of cereals is fine aswell goats milk is better than cows, but the odd bit isnt going to hurt them.

MuffinMclay Wed 16-Jul-08 13:28:35

I wouldn't give milk. My springer gets diarrhoea from any dairy stuff. Very unpleasant.

Cat food would be fine. Or just make him wait a few more hours for his normal food?

FioFio Wed 16-Jul-08 13:38:45

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FioFio Wed 16-Jul-08 13:39:30

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Timefortea2 Wed 16-Jul-08 13:41:25

Yes, wheat is in brown bread. It is not a problem to give a dog wheat unless it is intolerant to it.

Goober Wed 16-Jul-08 13:43:33

Dogs shouldn't have cat food, although cats can eat dog food. FACT.

Give the dog a couple of hard boiled eggs, then go and get his proper food.

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