can guinea pigs eat dog food

Can Guinea Pigs Eat Dog Food?

This is a question that has come up from those guinea pig owners who have dogs as well.

Can guinea pigs eat dog food?

Unfortunately, the answer to this question is pretty short and sweet

No, they can’t.

Because guinea pigs are herbivores, they really can’t be given any animal products at all. They also cannot eat any meats which dog foods are often are from. They also contain grain products which are not good for piggies.

So if you have a dog and a guinea pig, make sure that their food is kept well away from each other and ensure that they are kept on separate diets.

can guinea pigs eat dog foodBoth dogs and guinea pigs require different things as regards to their food intake is concerned, and so if they have different foods, then ensure they are kept separate.

Can guinea pigs eat dog treats?

As mentioned, dog treats often contain grain and these cannot be given to guinea pigs.

Can guinea pigs eat dry dog food?

No they can’t as they do contain content that is not good for piggies.

Any kind of dog food or dog treats should not be given to guinea pigs in any shape or form.

4 thoughts on “Can Guinea Pigs Eat Dog Food?

  1. Well y’all say it’s bad but my guinea pig has been eating my dogs food since she was a baby. She and her daughter both think they are dogs. And after going to the vet regularly fit check ups they are both healthy. They are going on 4 years now after eating everything they can get there little mouths on: uncountable amounts of duct tape, dog food, paint of the walls, plastic, and rubber off of shoes and other random things. Our vet says they some of the healthiests pigs she has ever seen, including her own.if it ain’t broke don’t fix it right ? Haha

  2. Our piggy has never eaten dog food on purpose but just yesterday his bowl must’ve been empty and my son thought he’d help feed him, and he gave him some dog food. I didn’t notice it at first but once I did our “chubby” had already probably eaten about 8 or so pieces. Since he’s eaten it he’s been really quiet and not running around as much. I have given him his real food and he’s eaten some of that but do you think once the dog food passes through he will be back to his normal squirmy squeaky piggy self?

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