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Got Cats and Dogs? Do This in a Pinch, but Don't Make It a Habit

You're more likely to do this if you have both a cat and a dog, but making a habit of it could mean stunted growth and a failure to thrive. And surely, you don't want to jeopardize their health over this common misconception.

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  • If you have both a cat and a dog in the family, you may have done some “diet switching” in a pinch, when you ran out of food for one or the other
  • For healthy dogs and cats, a bite of the other’s food, or even a full meal once in a while isn’t cause for concern
  • It’s important to realize, however, that cats and dogs are different species, and as such, require species-specific nutrition to be optimally healthy

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