Q: Is dry food bad for cats?
November 14, 2010 | By Kavykeeper | 5 answers | Expired: 1331 days ago
I visit a guinea pig forum where issues with other breeds come up occasionally and one of today's topics was about cat nutrition. There seemed to be a general agreement that the best diet for cats is (in this order of best option) 1) a balanced raw diet or a whole prey diet, 2) balanced home cooked, 3) canned. Dry food is not recommended. Is that true?
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Nov 14, 2010
Yup, very much true, a lot of the health issues in cats are linked to dry food since it lacks the much needed moisture and cats do not drink enough water (they get their moisture from prey), if you cant feed raw, find a good quality grain free canned.
Heres a good site with more info:
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Nov 14, 2010
I think canned is the better option since cats in the wild are used to getting most of their "water" from eating their prey. Cats who are eating dry food may not adequately compensate for the "missing" water in the food they are given...
I give my cats both, and I occasionally let them in the garage to do some "mouse hunting"...or, an occasional stray finds its way into the house and meets its fate.
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