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I was looking into the canned Canidae/Felidae brand and noticed that the Canidae and Felidae ingredients are identical (with a $10 difference between the two cases!), except for a slightly different order... what would happen if I fed my cat a dog food?

These are the two that I am comparing...

Dog food:
Canidae 12-Pack Canned Dog Food for All Life Stages, Grain Free Formula, 13-Ounce Can: Amazon.com: Pet Supplies

Ingredients
Chicken, Chicken Broth, Chicken Liver, Turkey, Lamb, Ocean Fish, Potatoes, Peas, Carrageenen, Guar Gum, Locust Bean Gum, Flaxseed Oil (source of Omega-3 Fatty Acid), Dicalcium Phosphate, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Suncured Alfalfa Meal, Calcium Sulfate, Sunflower Oil (source of Omega-6 Fatty Acid), Beta-Carotene, Sage Extract, Rosemary Extract, Cranberries, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Choline Chloride, Taurine, Iron Proteinate, Zinc Proteinate, Vitamin E Supplement, Copper Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Manganese Proteinate, Niacin, Calcium Pantothenate, Vitamin A Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin Sup-plement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin D3 Sup-plement, Folic Acid.


Cat food:

Ingredients
Chicken, Chicken Broth, Chicken Liver, Turkey, Lamb, Ocean Fish, Potatoes, Peas, Carrageenen, Guar Gum, Locust Bean Gum, Flaxseed Oil (source of Omega-3 Fatty Acids), Dicalcium Phosphate, Salt, Sunflower Oil (source of Omega-6 Fatty Acids), Potassium Chloride, Suncured Alfalfa Meal, Calcium Sulfate, Lecithin, Beta-Carotene, Sage Extract, Rosemary Extract, Cranberries, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Choline Chloride, Taurine, Iron Proteinate, Zinc Proteinate, Niacin, Vitamin E Supplement, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Sodium Selenite, Thiamine Mononitrate, Vitamin A Supplement, Biotin, Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin B-12 Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid.


I'm just looking into costs at the moment, I still want the best for my boy and I'm not willing to sacrifice nutrition... but if I can save $10 and the only difference is a label, then why not? :idea
 

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The quantities of the overall vitamin/mineral mix, particularly the taurine, is usually different.
 

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Although the list of ingredients do appear to be the same, the order in which they are listed is not, indicating different amounts of various vitamins and minerals. Also, if you check the percentages of protein, fat, carbs, etc., you will probably find that the feline formula is higher in both protein and fat than the canine formula.

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