Ask a Vet: Is Wet Food or Dry Food Better for Cats? - Catster
Why Wet Food Is Best For Cats Part I This subject has come up SIX times this week, so to the top of the list it goes. In a nutshell: Feeding cats wet food is.
My last kitty died of kidney failure, which his vet said involved a condition he was probably born with, but I learned from that how important water is for a cat, and that much of a cat’s water comes from wet food. That kitty DID eat wet food every night. Like any “normal” cat, he raced across the house at the sound of the can opening. The kitty I have now … well, his breeder apparently only gave wet food on occasion and I think there were so many other older kitties that jumped at it first, I’m pretty sure he never got any. Poor little guy.
Hello, Thank you for your information posts! I always thought it was important to vary the food our cats eat (we wouldn’t eat the same thing everyday over and over so why would they?). One of our three cats is on a strict diet of S/O urinary though (has been for several years now) and every time he eats a bit of something else, he has severe urinary problems. But of course, lately, he’s been reluctant to eat. We tried dry and wet S/O, dry in water S/O, it worked for a couple of weeks, but then it is evident that he eats reluctantly. The food for our other two cats is out of his reach but he always asks for it. Vets have been telling us that there is no other food option. But it pains me to see him eat reluctantly(he would meow and meow again to us for food and only touch his food when he sees that’s the only option). Would you have any suggestion? Thanks in advance!
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Choosing Dry or Wet Food for Cats Makes Little Difference
Most veterinarians would agree that wet food is the optimal choice over dry food. Wet food is ideal for proper nutrition, and for preventing many common issues in cats, including obesity. The three main reasons for choosing wet food are related to hydration, getting the right amount of protein, and reducing carbohydrates.But if you’re feeding primarily dry kibble, this activity shows you how to introduce wet food to your cat’s diet and considerations for the reactions you’ll experience along the way. "Few dogs and cats will turn down the opportunity to eat wet food," says Dr. Ken Tudor. "Whether it is a texture preference, an olfactory preference, or taste preference is unknown. Likely it is a combination of all three factors." Whatever the reason, it's a safe bet your pet will love canned pet food, even if he or she has seemed picky about eating dry food in the past. Canned pet foods also tend to have higher water and lower carbohydrate levels than dry food. Some of these characteristics can be beneficial under certain circumstances. For example, cats with lower urinary tract disorders might benefit from the added water in canned food, says Dr. Coates.Wet (canned) food is beneficial because it provides moisture. Cats in the wild get most of their water from the prey they consume, with little or no need for water on the side. In fact cats have evolved with a very low thirst drive as compared with other species. When eating an all-dry diet, their water intake easily falls short of their actual needs.