Today’s PetMeds spotlight is on homes with varying pets, and feeding time. If you have a dog only home with multiple dogs and everyone is on the same diet, be thankful.
If you have dogs and cats living together, than you need to be careful at feeding time. A dog eating cat food (or vice versa) is not a problem if it occurs infrequently. Cat food is high in protein, so if a dog was to eat to much of it, it can put a strain on it’s kidneys.
Separating pets that have different diets, like if a dog was on a special diet for diabetes or kidney stones, would ensure the food is going to do what it is supposed to for your pet. Owner compliance, and the animal’s acceptance of the diet are two major factors in ensuring proper care when it comes to the health of your pet.