My vet told me that cat food to a dog is like ice cream to a human. But they shouldn't eat that much protien so its not really good for them to eat it alot. I don't have a cat, just watched one for awhile, the poor thing never ate til I realized Rocky was eating it all. I had to put Tiggers food on the counter while he was here. And yes, he also got into the litter box...blech!!!!
They think it's yummy! You can stop it by putting the cat food up high on a counter. Or somewhere else high if your family is a no-cats-on-the-counter one. My MIL is like that. She was appalled when ours jumped on the table or the counters.
***Edited By: shinyblackpit on 12/29/2004 11:09:04 AM*** Reason: kysfkymra
I've heard that cat food makers put extra sugar in their food because cats can be so finicky and that's why dogs (and cats) like to eat it so much - like someone said before, it would be a treat like ice cream. That's also why they sometimes like to eat cat poop. :P They can smell the cat food in it.
my cats have to eat up on the counters also because otherwise they would never get to eat. now i feed them in the laundry room on top of the dryer. gives them a quiet place to eat and scout could get to it if she really tried but she doesnt bother anymore. it would mean she would have to put forth some effort. she doesnt get an e for effort for much :)
Yeah! Mine does that to! I'm fine with that becouse I can just refill it, but does anyone know if that can cause dammage to a dog? I have heard a few people say that their dog died becouse he ate to much cat food and it caused a buildup. Do you know if it's true? Since I heard that I have tried putting the food up in high places so the dog can't get it but my mom puts it back on the ground becouse she says the cat has troubkle finding it. Well...good luck!
I can't remember what gets overloaded, but the taurine, proteins to way to high for a dog. Possibly the liver or another organ can't handle it. If given all the time. If cats go without correct amount of nutrients they can go blind. I saw that on animal planet. A women had to many cats and vet them veggies. Their vision was affected after a long period of time.