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My friend gave me a couple of chicken stella and chewys
I looked them up online they are labeled for dogs
http://www.stellaandchewys.com/site/pro ... hicken.asp

does anyone know if they are alright to give my kitten
heres the ingredients

Ingredients
Chicken (ground with bone), chicken liver, chicken gizzard, organic cranberries, organic spinach, organic broccoli, organic beets and organic beet fiber, organic carrots, organic squash, organic apples, organic blueberries, calcium carbonate, potassium chloride, direct-fed microorganisms (Pediococcus acidilaticici, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Bifidobacterium longum, Entercoccus faecium), magnesium oxide, vitamin E supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, biotin, potassium iodide.

Vitamins & Minerals
Calcium carbonate, potassium chloride, magnesium oxide, vitamin E supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, biotin, potassium iodide.

Guaranteed Analysis crude protein... min 65%
crude fat... min 10%
crude fiber... max 2.0
moisture... max 4%


Dry Matter Analysis
Typical minimum analysis of micronutrient content in milligrams of I.U. per kilogram of dry matter:



MACRO NUTRIENTS
Metaboliza 5637 kcal/kg
Moisture 0%
Protein 58.7%
Fat 33.9%
Carbohydrates 1.9%
Fiber 1.2%
Ash 4.4%
AMINO ACIDS
Arginine 43.5%
Histidine 1.6%
Isoleucine 2.8%
Leucine 4.2%
Lysine 4.5%
Methionine+Cystine 2.2%
Phenylalanine+Tyrosine 4.1%
Threonine 2.3%
Tryptophan 0.62%
Valine 2.8%



VITAMINS
Vitamin A 63,335 IU/kg
Vitamin D 600 IU/kg
Vitamin E 56 IU/kg
Vitamin K 2.2 IU/kg
Biotin 0.6 mg/kg
Choline 3,005 mg/kg
Folacin 3.3 mg/kg
Niacin 185 mg/kg
Pantothenic Acid 58 mg/kg
Riboflavin 13 mg/kg
Thiamin 3.5 mg/kg
Pyrodoxine/B6 11.6 mg/kg
Vitamin B12 0.09 mg/kg
MINERALS
Calcium 1.5%
Phosphorus 2.1%
Calcium:phosphorus 1:1
Sodium 0.33%
Chloride 0.31%
Potassium 1.0%
Magnesium 0.20%
Copper 5 mg/kg
Iodine 1.5 mg/kg
Iron 132 mg/kg
Manganese 5 mg/kg
Selenium 0.6 mg/kg
Zinc
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I don't believe a couple of those meals are going to do your cats any harm, but dog food should not be fed to cats regularly. Cats require dietary taurine. Dogs do not (dogs manufacture taurine within their own bodies). So cat foods have taurine added to them to make sure it is available in sufficient quantity.

A couple of meals of raw dog food isn't going to hurt. Just don't make a habit of feeding dog food to your cats.

Laurie
 
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