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Q: Cat Food - Wet vs. Dry?

December 9, 2008 | By Helen M. | 6 answers | Expired: 2095 days ago

Helen M.

Is it true that wet cat food can cause their teeth to stain? My cat likes wet food and dry food but I want to give her what is best for her!

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Patty W.
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Dec 11, 2008

Wet food will make their teeth decay quicker because it stay on their teeth longer. Dry food does not. I feed a little of both. I small spoon full of wet then they get their dry food.

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k b.
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Dec 10, 2008

My vet recently told me that wet food is actually much better for cats. Many studies have been done, but wet food mimicks a more natural diet, closer to what they would be eating in the wild. I still give my cats a little dry too. I always thought dry was the best for them and their teeth/ but both vets i have been to lately have told me the opposite.

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Jennifer S.
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Dec 09, 2008

Wet food not only stains, but it also can cause cat's teeth to decay faster, because it gets stuck between them and sticks on. I would reccomend either all dry food or a mixture of dry and really high quality wet food.

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TJGraz
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Dec 09, 2008

I give my cat just dry food and she is 10 and has no teeth problems

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Stacy M.
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Dec 09, 2008

Dry food helps the teeth. It cleans them and helps keep away cavities it kind of acts like a tooth brush.

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Gfiddle95
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Dec 09, 2008

Wet food can cause their teeth to stain. I suggest mostly dry food, with a dollop of wet cat food. Or just dry food altogether.

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