“There are a lot of people who believe that cats only need to eat canned food and will be unhealthy if they eat dry food,” says Larsen, noting that most cats can do fine on either.
Is it OK to just feed cats dry food?
“Dry food is fine as long as it is complete and balanced,” says Dr. Kallfelz. Dry food may be less expensive than canned cat food and may stay fresher longer. Cats that eat only dry food need to be provided with lots of fresh water, especially if they are prone to developing urinary tract blockages.
Is wet or dry food better for cats?
Q: Is it better to feed an adult cat wet or dry food? Answer 1: Many people rely on dry food because it is cheaper, easy to store and they can leave it out all day for the cat to nibble on. It also helps with their teeth, depending on the brand/kind of dry food. Canned wet food helps develop strong bones and muscles.
How much dry food should I feed my cat?
Typically, dry food contains about 300 calories per cup, and canned food contains about 250 calories in each 6 oz can. (or, 125 per 3-ounce can). Using these counts as a guide, an 8-pound cat would need 4/5 of a cup of dry food or just less than a full 6-oz can (or two 3-ounce cans) of wet food per day.
Do cats get bored of their food?
The answer to this question will depend on your pet. While many pets are happy to scarf down whatever is put in front of them, Chewy notes that, unlike dogs, cats tend to be pickier eaters and may dismiss their meals because they get bored with the same tastes and textures every day.
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