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Features June 2017 Issue

When Two (or More) Pets Require Different Diets

Dr. Deborah Linder's pets (left to right), Chestnut, MD, and Leftie, all like to eat each otherís food but have medical conditions that make that option out of the question. She has instituted ways of making sure they donít dig into each otherís chow.√Éā√ā¬†

When Two (or More) Pets Require Different Diets

How to keep Fido from eating Luckyís (or Puss & Bootsí) food.

Tufts veterinary nutritionist Deborah Linder, DVM, DACVN, doesnít just counsel people who have to make sure their household pets donít eat each otherís food. She has to contend with plate-sharing issues among the animals in her own home. ďI have a dog and two cats,Ē she says, ďand everybody wants to eat everybody elseís food, but they all have different medical diseases and have to be on separate diets. Yet they all have to be fed at the same time or they get very upset and go around howling.Ē

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