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How can I get my dog to stop eating cat food?

asked 2015-09-10 12:52:13 -0500

My dog eats the cat food we have all the time like he,s eating his food. He also gets on top of the counter to get to cats food. Getting annoying. Any ideas on how to stop that?

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Feed your cats in a separate area such as the laundry room. If you can install a cat door that's too small for your dog to fit through, problem solved.

Lisa C.'s profile image Lisa C.  ( 2015-10-05 03:14:52 -0500 ) edit

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answered 2015-09-14 03:17:06 -0500

If your dog is after cat food they aren't getting enough protien in their own. Cat food is very high in protien and fat...too much for most dogs. Your best bet is better dog food...less grain means more good stuff and your dog won't need cat food. If they still go after it the general reason is because they can't have it. Keep cat food where dogs can't reach it or train them properly to distinguish their food. Dogs are scavengers at their base instinct and forage for available food. They eat like children so it's our responsibility as pet parents to make sure they eat right. Hope this was helpful.

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answered 2017-02-23 15:47:30 -0500

Feed the cat in a raised area, such as a small table, cat tree, or countertop. This increases your cat's exercise and keeps it away from the dog.

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answered 2017-02-23 15:41:08 -0500

You can put your cats food in an area that the dog can't reach. You can also feed the animals at the same time so that they both eat their food at the same time and then put away what ever is left after so many minutes. You can also teach your dog the command "leave it" so that when he walks towards it you can use the command and he will learn that he is not to touch it.

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answered 2015-09-13 15:39:13 -0500

Have you tried putting it on top of the fridge or somewhere high where he can't reach? Cat food is high in fat, so of course dogs would love to get their hands on some.

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