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Wet or dry cat food?

post #1 of 8
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I am currently looking into what to feed my new kittens. I have fed my dogs Solid Gold products and our previous cat ate their cat food dry formula. My question is, is it better to feed dry or wet or a combo of both?
Also as far as brands go how does Solid Gold rate? I saw the new line of petfoods from Costco and wonder what people thought of their new line of food. We do have availability of most any brand of premium pet foods around here.
So if there is something better let me know. Thanks
post #2 of 8
Wet is better .... quick wet pros /// they eat less , they get more moisture ( mimics natural prey) ... less waste( thou it can smell worse) .... less likely to assist with tooth issues...

Solid gold is good ... there wet is well received here
Nutro
Natural balence
Evo
Innova
Organix
California natural
Evangers
Eagle pack
Merrick
Wysong
Meow mix
all make good wet foods
post #3 of 8
After having gone through feline crytstalluria with one of my boys, I wish I had fed them more wet food as young adults (they are currently 1.5 years old). When they were kittens, I fed them a bit of wet food in the evenings along with their dry food. However, I stopped giving them wet food at about 1 year of age. In retrospect, I wish I had kept them on the wet food for the past 6 months. To promote high moisture content in their diet and to decrease your odds of urinary tract problems, I would keep your kitten on a combination of wet (for the moisture) and dry (for the convenience). Although feeding them entirely canned food is best for urinary tract health, it can be inconvenient and costly so I've decided to do a combination of both as a compromise.
post #4 of 8
Wet all the way, imo. With maybe a teeny bit of good quality dry for convenience and to get them used to a variety of textures. For anyone who can't afford predominantly wet I'd say feed as much wet as you can afford and try to increase that amount as your cat gets older.
post #5 of 8
I agree with the suggestions about wet. After much trial and error I have found some good wet foods my kitty likes, but lately, she is only eating about a teaspoon - very little. I am thinking that the premium dry and premium wet just fills her up and she doesn't eat as much, but I do want her to have wet. I am going to start only gving her wet in the evenings when I am home to see how she does (and so I don't have to throw out so much uneaten wet food) and be careful with her dry portions. Leaving an entire full bowl of dry for her seems to make her less likely to eat her wet food. And I think it is healthier for her.
post #6 of 8
Thread Starter 
Thank you! Today I was able to bring home two of the three kitties I adopted. I bought wet and dry food today from Solid Gold but I will definately feed wet every day. After reading your advice I think I will try to feed wet daily, if not mostly.
Does feeding wet food only have any adverse effects on their teeth?
post #7 of 8
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Originally Posted by amym View Post
Thank you! Today I was able to bring home two of the three kitties I adopted. I bought wet and dry food today from Solid Gold but I will definately feed wet every day. After reading your advice I think I will try to feed wet daily, if not mostly.
Does feeding wet food only have any adverse effects on their teeth?
The latest research says no./.. I will try to find the links .,..
post #8 of 8
It actually doesn't make any difference. Food particles in the mouth regardless of whether they come from dry or canned food eventually leads to tarter build up. Home dental care and/or dental cleanings from a vet when necessary are the way to keep it under control.
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