Wet Cat Food or Not? Here are the Benefits of Feeding Your Cat Wet Food

Scrolling down our cat food section, the choices and selection can get your head spinning. You will notice that wet food comes in cans, pouches and sometimes in trays (for example Miglior Gatto trays). As a cat lover, the dilemma of deciding whether to feed your furry friend dry or wet food must have crossed your mind. Choosing the right type of food for your cat can be a difficult exercise. While dry cat food is a popular choice among many pet owners in Kenya due to its convenience and affordability, wet cat food has many benefits that make it a great choice for your cat’s overall health and well-being.

Moisture Content to Avoid Dehydration

As Dr Wanjala (an animal nutritionist in Mombasa) explains, one of the main benefits of wet cat food is its high

moisture content. Cats are naturally prone to dehydration, and many cats do not drink enough water on their own, although a cat water fountain can greatly encourage cats to drink more. He cautions that this can lead to a variety of health problems, including urinary tract infections and kidney disease. Wet cat food contains a higher moisture content than dry food, which can help keep your cat hydrated and prevent these types of health issues.

Food Digestibility

Wet cat food is also easier for cats to digest than dry food. The moisture content in wet food helps to soften the food, making it easier for cats to break down and digest. This can be particularly beneficial for cats with digestive issues or those who are prone to vomiting or diarrhea.

Palatability for Choosy Cats

In addition to its nutritional benefits, wet cat food can also be a great choice for picky cat. Although Petsasa offers dry food such as Josera Sensicat for choosy cats, many cats are finicky about their food and may not be interested in eating dry kibble. Wet food is often more palatable to cats due to its strong aroma and moist texture, making it a great choice for cats who are reluctant to eat.

Here are some dry kibble cat food that is specially prepared for choosy eaters:

  1. Spectrum Fussy 34 Adult Cat Food
  2. Reflex Plus Choosy Adult Cat Food with Salmon
  3. https://petsasa.co.ke/josera-sensicat-cat-food/

Wet Cat Food for Healthy Weight

Another benefit of wet cat food is that it can help promote healthy weight management. Since wet food has a higher moisture content than dry food, it tends to be lower in calories. This can be particularly beneficial for overweight or obese cats who need to lose weight. Additionally, wet food can help cats feel fuller for longer, which can reduce the likelihood of overeating or begging for food.

Dental Health

Additionally, wet cat food can also help promote dental health. While dry food is often touted as a great way to keep cats’ teeth clean, wet food can also be beneficial in this regard. The moist texture of wet food can help to remove plaque and tartar from cats’ teeth, reducing the risk of dental issues and promoting overall oral health.

In conclusion, while both wet and dry cat food can be part of a healthy and balanced diet for your cat, wet cat food offers many unique benefits that make it a great choice for your furry friend. As our pet care experts have advised above, from promoting hydration and healthy digestion to aiding in weight management and dental health, wet cat food is a nutritious and delicious choice for your cat’s daily diet. For more guidance and tips on pet care, visit our magazine where we discuss more.

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