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cat owners which is best and why: Dry food or Wet food

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we got two new kittens for a local shelter, a male shelter mutt and a female maine coon pure breed.

they are both doing well but i have questions about how i should be feeding them as they both small for their ages 4 and 5 months old.

currently they are getting purina one kitten formula dry food (chicken is 1# ingredient) and purina kitten wet food. they currently get 1/2 can a day each.

i tried to give them the more expensive grain free dry food but the HATED it. (i tried 4 different brands and they would not eat it.)

anyway, which is better wet food or dry food?

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Re: cat owners which is best and why: Dry food or Wet food

dry food
doesn't matter if they hate it, they need to get used to it

goes for both cats and dogs
i'm lucky though, got a labrador, they'll eat anything
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oh and i thought you had allergies, wtf
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oh and i thought you had allergies, wtf
i do have allergies... but i love my fur babies. i take zyrtek and nazonex and do fine with it.

i am trying to get them used to being brushed and stickied (the stickie rollers for clothes but on them to get loose hairs and dander before it gets on the floor. )

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they'll eat either one, they don't care
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wet food makes their poop runny and sometimes there's this white film that surrounds it like a sausage casing
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Re: cat owners which is best and why: Dry food or Wet food

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currently they are getting purina one kitten formula dry food (chicken is 1# ingredient) and purina kitten wet food. they currently get 1/2 can a day each.
What you are already feeding them sounds perfect! Purina in a good make

I have 3 cats (one maine coon, one little semi long haired black cat and a short haired tabby) and we feed them wet and dry food (2 sachets split between the 3 of them each day and dry biscuits)

Though they always say you should only feed your cats dry food....don't believe it! My previous cat (male maine coon - our first cat) and we were advised by the vet to give him only dry food, which we did as we thought it was the best for him.....and it ended up giving him kidney problems When we asked the vet what caused it, he said it was the dry food. So personally, I would never give my cats only dry food again!!

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Re: cat owners which is best and why: Dry food or Wet food

dry food worked for my kitten. i would give him wet food as a treat but sometimes if they eat too much wet food, their shit can be runny and it smells horrendous (more then normal). if they're not eating the dry food as much, you can mix a little bit of wet food in there or you can put some water in the dry food to make it softer for them.

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Re: cat owners which is best and why: Dry food or Wet food

Our vet said dry food is like the equivalent of potato chips for cats. Our cat gets both though.
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My cats are eating dry food. And they always get a little candy when we leave the house.

Beleive me, in two days, they'll remember the time you're giving them food and as soon as they hear the food's sound, they'll run like Usain Bolt to eat.
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Our vet said dry food is like the equivalent of potato chips for cats. Our cat gets both though.
your cat's a fat mess!

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your cat's a fat mess!
He's just big-boned.
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My cats are eating dry food. And they always get a little candy when we leave the house.

Beleive me, in two days, they'll remember the time you're giving them food and as soon as they hear the food's sound, they'll run like Usain Bolt to eat.
thank you everyone for your posts!!! i feel i might start cutting the wet food down because the boy has very watery and sticky stool.

we are taking a stool sample to the vet to see if he has worms. if he does not he is going to be unhappy because we will cut them to 1/4 can a day each particularly since we are giving them very high quality dry food. its not the hippie stuff but it is still good stuff.

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Our vet said dry food is like the equivalent of potato chips for cats. Our cat gets both though.
ugh... so many different POVs on this it feels like one cant go right. we were told that WET FOOD is junk food for cats. i heard that it makes them fat and rots teeth like sugary snacks do for people.

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Dry food is better for the teeth. The solid particles scrape some tartar away. Wet food helps build tartar faster.
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