Everyone has a cat that acts a little odd sometimes and goes after or would rather eat dog food instead of the stuff actually made for him or her. Most people don’t pay it any mind and just continue to let their cat do this when they feel like. Letting your cat eat your dog’s food isn’t the best idea. If your cat is only eating the dog food once or twice a month this isn’t going to hurt him, but if your cat wants dog food everyday over his own cat food, you could have a problem on your hands. Cats are strictly carnivores, meaning they only eat meat. Dogs on the other hand are omnivores, meaning they eat meat and plants. Dog food does not give your cat with enough protein and can make a cat seriously ill. Not only does dog food not carry enough protein, but cats also need a certain amount of B vitamins that aren’t found in dog for either. Dogs will be fine if they strictly eat cat food. Cat food is very fattening for a dog, so if you feed your dog a cup of dry dog food he would probably only need a half a cup of cat food to get him by. Being overweight isn’t good for a cat or a dog, so it would be best just to keep a dog out of cat food all together. If you are worried about your animals getting into each other’s food, try feeding them in separate rooms or feed one indoors and one outdoors. If you are still having problems with your furry little critters wanting to eat the wrong food contact your local veterinarian and ask him or her about any concerns you have. If your veterinarian thinks there may be a problem he or she will tell you to bring your animals in for a visit.