Can I feed dog food to my cat?
(Dietary) food for cats is specially formulated based on the nutritional requirements of cats. These are different from the requirements of dogs. Cats are not able to produce taurine or vitamin A. Feline diets are adjusted to compensate this inability to synthesis these metabolites/nutrients. It is not harmful to feed dog food to your cat for a short amount of time. However, when feeding dog food to your cat for a longer amount of time, deficiencies will develop and your cat could become ill.