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When Two (or More) Pets Require Different Diets

When Two (or More) Pets Require Different Diets

Tufts veterinary nutritionist Deborah Linder, DVM, DACVN, doesn’t just counsel people who have to make sure their household pets don’t eat each other’s food. She has to contend with plate-sharing issues among the animals in her own home. “I have a dog and two cats,” she says, “and everybody wants to eat everybody else’s 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.”

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