No, you really can't. Dogs have different nutritional requirements from cats. They usually do well eating dog food with a protein level between about 18 and 25 percent, unless someone is feeding a high protein diet for some reason.
Some of the brachycephalic (short-nosed) breeds, such as the Pug, Pekingese, Shih Tzu, and others, also have less need for exercise. Over-exertion in these breeds, especially when it's hot or humid, can lead to breathing problems.
Many people like crossbreed or mixed breed dogs. These dogs are often known as mutts and they have been around as long as there have been dog breeds. Here is a list of some of the more common mixed breeds.
Here are a few ideal locations for cat litter boxes, and some easy ideas for “camouflaging” the box…without hiding it from the cat as well as the guests.
The group includes Pointers, Setters, Retrievers, and Spaniels, as well as several continental all-purpose gun dog breeds. Here is a list of all 28 breeds within the Sporting Group.
Actually, dogs like milk a lot, but not all dogs can digest it. Many dogs are basically lactose-intolerant, just as some people are.
You see, as a Crazy Cat Lady, you cannot just own a bunch of cats…you must love them, converse with them, and see them as the children you never had (or the children who actually visit).
Check out this library that covers issues relating to dog health.
Jennifer Coates, DVM graduated with honors from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in 1999. Photo by: Mike Barry
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