What is the Best Food for My Dog and Cat?
• Cambridge, England
Cats and dogs need different diets. Cats MUST have meat (because there are things in meat which cats need and which their bodies don't manufacture). Dogs are carnivores, too, but they CAN be given a vegetarian diet provided that it's properly balanced. All reputable pet foods are made from good and natural ingredients and are properly balanced to meet the needs of the animal. You CAN make your own pet food at home but you do need to avoid certain things which can actually be poisonous to the animal. Animals need less salt and sugar than humans usually consume. Here is a list of foods you should avoid for dogs (most of them are OK in small amounts if they happen to be in what you are feeding the dog but should be avoided if you are specifically cooking for the dog):
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• United States
i read through 'n see that'cher fur family 'tis new, thanks much fer gettin' 'em from the shelter. 'tis tricky, 's pups 'n cats 've sensitive stomachs - changin' their food can cause lots 'f troubles (includin' diarrhea). my best recommendation? ask the shelter what they feed 'n start 'em off'n that. home-cooked meals 're a solution, but can be very time consumin' 'n jest 's 'xpensive 's dry kibble. what'd be'n commercial foods 'tis a crap-shoot 'f sorts. been lots 'f recalls the past year o'er toxins bein' put'n such. jest be sure'n purchase a reputable brand. if yer switchin' 'em from one food to the other, do such'n small increments o'er a couple weeks - increasin' the 'mount 'f new food ratio to the ol'. that'll save tummy issues. oh! 'n welcome to mylot!
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