Not necessarily, but feeding a combination of wet and dry food can give your cat the benefits of both.
The wet food will increase her total daily water intake and provide her the variety she wants and the dry kibble will help keep her teeth clean.
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Can I feed my cat wet food only?
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 wet 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.
Why does my cat not eat wet food anymore?
Make sure your cat’s bow is cleaned after each use to encourage them to eat, and protect them from bacteria. If your cat has started to turn their nose up at their usual wet food, it could be because it’s too cold. Wet food can lose its tasty aroma when kept in the fridge, and your cat won’t eat what they can’t smell.
How can I get my cat to eat wet food?
If not, start by introducing a very small amount of wet food with your kitty’s kibble. Gradually increase the ratio of wet to dry until the cat is eating all wet food. If she isn’t keen on the canned food you introduce, try a different type of food such as a stew or paté or a different flavour.
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