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Have you ever stood in the cat food aisle and wonder if you should buy wet food or dry food for cats? I have so I asked a friend who is a pet communicator and she said that cats like to have both in their diet. And I found an article written by Dr. Becker supporting the medical reasons why our cats diet should contain a mix of wet food and dry food.
You can learn more about why feeding our cats wet and dry food is a good idea if you read the article by Dr. Becker, Maybe NOW More Cat Parents Will Make the Switch from Dry Food.
A Diet of only kibble can lead to a blockage in a kitty’s urethra
The long and short of it is that serving our kitties only hard food increases the chance of a blockage in their urethra. The urethra in male cats is actually longer so the chance of a blockage occurring is higher. Jaffrey and Cosmo are boys. Dr. Becker says that when the urethra is blocked, urine continues to build up in the bladder causing pain and interferes with the kidneys functioning properly.
A Diet of only soft food may not provide enough calories
I asked one of the reps of Life’s Abundance if we could feed our cats only soft food; no blockage worries, right? Wrong! A cat can’t get enough calories in a day from canned food alone, because they may not eat all of the food. In fact, they’d have to eat 4 cans and my cats barely finish one. Once the food gets dry, they’re no longer interested. I can’t tell you how many cans of wet cat food we’ve thrown out, because the cats were no longer interested.
What we feed our cats
I started feeding our cats canned food as their morning treat a year ago. Jaffrey has turned into my purring alarm clock, waking me up early each morning (sometimes too early) for his soft food. And our cats free feed on kibble during the day. I’m excited, because my fur babies are happy with their food, the kibble helps to keep the tarter build up on their teeth to a minimum, and I’m feeding them a diet that’s going to keep them healthy longer.
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