Originally Posted by chasindeals
My vet actually gives dogs cat treats when we visit. I once asked him why and he said they are richer and dogs love them.
Cat foods (and most cat treats) are higher protein and higher fat than dog foods/treats. Cats are obligate carnivores, while dogs are carnivores, but can be omnivores.
So a dog being fed cat food and/or treats may pick up some weight, whereas a cat being fed dog food is likely to cause more serious health issues due to increased chance of taurine deficiency secondary to the dog food.
Ultimately, yes, it is okay to feed cat treats to a dog, within reasonable amounts. If the dog starts getting more chubby, I'd cut down on the cat treats.
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