Dog food is food that is specifically designed and made for consumption by dogs and other canines. Dogs have pointed and sharp teeth with short gastrointestinal tracts which are much suited to the meat consumption. Although they thrive on a number of different foods, dog food is often referred to as that which is manufactured for their specific dietary requirements. These can vary from meat chunks to biscuits.
So can gerbils eat dog food at all?
No they can’t eat dog food unfortunately. Dogs have their own nutritional requirements which are quite different to those of gerbils. They should have separate foods.
They are a food to avoid as far as gerbils are concerned.