What You Need To Know About Wet Cat Food Options.
It’s no secret that we believe wet cat food is better for cats. Read our post Why Dry Food Is Not A Healthy Option by a feline nutritionist. When we adopted Clyde, age 17, he arrived from the shelter with wet and dry prescription food for kidney disease. As soon as he was diagnosed with diabetes, the vet recommended only wet food. But what about all those kinds and textures?
If you’ve visited a pet food store lately, you know that there are dozens of options for you to feed your feline wet cat food. They range in flavor and texture to food that’s geared toward particular age or health issues.
Take wet food, for example: There are options for young and old cats as well as different flavors, textures, and ingredients. So how do you decide what’s best for your family’s cat?
First, start by learning more about the different textures of wet cat food—because they aren’t all the same .Cats with dental issues prefer a smoother texture. For cats like Clyde, I mix in a little water for added liquid to make a “gravy”. Most cats hate cold, straight from the fridge food so I’ll add hot water or warm it for a ten seconds in the microwave.
There is a growing trend for toppers, gravies and broths but these should not be used in lieu of a complete meal.
Wet cat food comes in small single serve cans, pouches or containers or larger cans which are ideal for multiple cat households. We go through a lot of cans every day with multiple feeding but we like to recycle. TIP: set aside a plastic recycle box just for cat food cans. and large enough for a week’s worth of cans. Rinse out the cans before tossing into the recycle box. If you have kitty scavengers, get a container with a lid.
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