Can Dogs Eat Cat Food? – Dogster


That cat food smell might be enticing to your pup, but just because your dog wants to eat the cat’s food doesn’t mean he should eat it. Dogs and cats have different nutritional needs, which is why their food is created and balanced differently.

Dog food vs. cat food

Cats are carnivores and need a high meat content in their diet. Their food is meat-based and has much more protein and fat than dog food. Dogs, however, are omnivores, which means they eat meat, vegetables and fruits. Dogs require more of a balanced diet of these ingredients.

Dog food is nutritionally deficient for cats. And cat food is typically much too high in protein and fats for dogs — which makes it smell great, but unhealthy for dogs to eat cat food over time.