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Old 08-11-2009, 08:14 PM
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I hear both sides but which food is best for cats dry or moist.
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Old 08-11-2009, 08:28 PM
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My tigger is 15 and he was fed dry for 13.5 years, and wet/dry from 1.5 years ago till present. He is still strong as an ox and healthy.
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Old 08-11-2009, 10:11 PM
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Thanks my kitten is a year now and has been fed mainly dry food. Recently giving him moist food twice daily
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Old 08-12-2009, 06:20 AM
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However, I just asked my gf this morning and she seems to think wet is better=not as much carbs.

Tigger is fine =healthy and strong.

Crawly will only eat dry, he wont touch wet. I fasted him for a day one time, he still wouldnt touch wet the next day.
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we lived in the country for 16 years and had to move into town. Not wanting to put my feral cats in a shelter took them with us. They were outdoor cats but depended on us for food, they got dry. Since we moved and now they are indoor cats I have been doing more research on foods. So I moisten their dry food with hot water. I think I will give my upstairs kitten moist food as a daily meal and just keep a little dry in his dish for in between feedings. Thank you all for your input it helps.
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I think ya'll making way too much fuss about the food. Put out a bowl of dry food and a bowl of water next to it and just leave it there.

Here are a few facts I learned in the past few years raising nearly a thousand kittens:

  • Wet food is wet because it's watered down with water. The majority (not all) of canned foods contains much less nutritional value than dry food.

  • Read the label! You do pay more for better quality! Dollar store food for example is useless!

  • I have yet to see a cat starve itself to death with a full bowl of dry food in front of her. Unless the cat has no or really baf teeth, I would stay away from wet food.

  • Wetting down dry food makes it go bad within about 2 hours.
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See, Crawly is a smarty pants, thats why he has his own line of books
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