While it is not necessarily harmful for a dog to eat cat food, it can be dangerous for a cat to eat dog food, which lacks nutrients essential to feline health, according to a recent story from the Blanco County News .
The story lists the following five nutrients as essential for cats:
"If your cat sneaks dog food once in a while, it is not going to compromise its health," said Bauer, "but if they are only eating dog food then they are not going to be getting nutrients needed to maintain their health."
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