Dry food vs wet food

Discussion in 'Health & Nutrition' started by Carnold23, Oct 20, 2015.

  1. Carnold23

    Carnold23 Member

    Oct 18, 2015
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    I usually feed my cat dry food. I have always heard that it is healthier for them.
    He gets wet food sometimes as well, we usually give him wet food on special days like Thanksgiving or Christmas.
    I read an article recently that said wet food is healthier for cats. The article said it is because cats get dehydrated easily and wet food provides them with all the water that they need.
    What do you all feed your cats?
    Carnold23, Oct 20, 2015
  2. Carnold23

    Trellum Well-Known Member

    Sep 24, 2013
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    Wet food is something I feed my cat as a treat, because I know how fatty it is. I tried to give my cat wet food more than 4 times a week and he started gaining weight, because he ended eating more than he usually would (he loves wet food). I had to put him on a diet, feeding him only dry food everyday. Hence I sometimes feed him wet food as a treat ;) I do t every once in a while.
    Trellum, Oct 20, 2015
  3. Carnold23

    RealDMat Well-Known Member

    Oct 21, 2015
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    Central IL
    Yep--it really is good to incorporate both into a kitty's diet for moisture purposes. Kitties can poop blood on occasion when fed too much dry food. Best to strike a balance. I know I wouldn't want to live my life eating one food and one consistency every single day... :p
    RealDMat, Oct 22, 2015
  4. Carnold23

    Susan Brown Well-Known Member

    Jul 6, 2015
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    My cats get both. They like the variety.
    Susan Brown, Oct 23, 2015
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