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Q: What is better can or dry cat food??

August 20, 2008 | By Gina Z. | 10 answers | Expired: 2219 days ago

Gina Z.

My neighbor said dry cat food is best is this true?

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Aug 29, 2008

I would recommend feeding an all natural dry food and maybe once a week feed canned food preferably all natural such as merrick

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Rachel  E.
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Aug 26, 2008

I would suggest dry food also. Some cats' digestive tract is a little more sensitive to the wet food and can make them sick. Dry food is better...it's not always cheaper, but it's better for them.

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Carly T.
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Aug 21, 2008

They are both important. Hard food is good for keeping there teeth wore down and sharp, while soft food is good for there digestive system.

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ME

Aug 20, 2008

Cats should NOT be eating dry food, not only its packed with carbs (cats CAN NOT utilize carbs) which causes diabetes, and kidney problems in cats, but you are paying more for it in a long run. At the worst cats should be eating can food, at best raw meat diet. Dry food does not clean teeth. If you look at cats teeth they are made for meat eating, not grinding dry food which in fact gets stack in between the teeth. You have to ask your self why so many cats have kidney problems. Just remember cats dont need carbs the most they should get is 3-5% carbs.

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Ethel02
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Aug 20, 2008

Dry is better for both cats & dogs, you can mix a little wet with it, thats what & do with my dogs and friends that have cats do it, get a high quality kibble and for cats watch the protein, thy seem to have a problem with kidney's and high protein is no good.

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Jessica H.
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Aug 20, 2008

Wet food is good for kitties that don't drink a lot and/or are older or have mouth problems, but wet food seems to contribute more to periodontal (dental) issues since the moist food tends to stick to the teeth. Plus, with wet food you are paying mostly for water since it is 90% water, and it is NOT cheap.

I recommend kibble for cost alone. Kibble isn't completely not to blame for dental problems also, but its less likely since it doesn't stick to the teeth as much/easily as wet food does. Make sure to find a kibble that is mostly meat-based.

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Melissa and Bossie F.
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Aug 20, 2008

From what I understand this is similar to dog food. Wet food tends to make their stools a little more runny and dry food keeps their stool solid. I think it is good to give them wet food once a week and dry food daily. I am not a veterinarian though so maybe before making that decision you should consult with you regular vet.

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Barbjhan42
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Aug 20, 2008

My cats eat both - dry available to them at all times and a helping of canned once a day. With all the specialized types of dry food, my vet says it's fine for them to get mainly dry but cats do require wet food as well for the meat content and for the moisture it provides. Especially if your cat is not a big water drinker.

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Jill R.
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Aug 20, 2008

I used to think that dry was better myself, but I recently sat in a lecture by Dr. Susan Little of the Winn Feline Foundation and it turns out that CANNED is much better. Cats are obligate carnivores and need a diet rich in meat. Dry food needs to have carbohydrates in it to make it into kibble. So, again, check the label and make sure that the food you do buy your cat is meaty.

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Sharbysyd
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Aug 20, 2008

It's my understanding that canned is better.

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