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post #1 of 8
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I recently started feeding my kitties Nutro Natural in the pouch (chunks w/gravy). They absolutely love it. However, I usually mix it with dry Nutro Natural (I've always fed them dry food with a little wet mixed in).

Well, I'm getting tired of throwing away all the dry food. They tend to eat the pouch stuff, lick up all the gravy, and leave the dry (to be tossed in the trash). I've tried splitting a pouch between them (thinking they would then eat the dry too), but that didn't work either.

Do you think it's OK to either give up on the dry food all together? Alternatively, I could put the dry food in separate bowls (so I don't have to throw it out as often).

I guess I'm concerned that the pouch food alone isn't the best for them, i.e., that some dry food is also needed. Thoughts?
post #2 of 8
Dry is good for their teeth! Maybe they just don't like brand of dry you are currently buying.
Sometimes you need to experiment and try a few different brands.
post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 
I tried a bunch a different brands before. The one they liked the best was Nutro Natural. They ate it fine when I used to mix it with the canned food. However, they didn't like the canned food when it was cold, so I switched to the pouches. Since switching, they no longer seem to like dry food at all (I think that pouch food was too tasty to them or something). Now, they seem to want nothing but the pouches.
post #4 of 8
Yup, I'm also a firm believer that dry food has it's advantages including being good for teeth.
Hell is right, perhaps they do not like the dry food. And I'm assuming that if they lick up all the wet food and not touch the dry, then perhaps you are feeding them too much wet food to begin with.

I have not seen the ingredient list of the Nutro Natural in a POUCH yet. So I will not say what I think of that food.
Yeah your right, you should probably try putting dry food in a seperate bowl, and give them each some wet food in another bowl, but I would personally give no more then a teaspoon per day IF you want your cats to actually be eating the dry food.
post #5 of 8
I feed wet and dry in seperate bowls. When the wet is gone she has to eat the dry so she gets some of both. The trick is not to give somuch wet that she fills up on it.
post #6 of 8
Thread Starter 
Thanks. Maybe I'll try the separate bowl for the dry food and feed them only 1/2 a pouch. At least I won't have to throw all that dry food out.

Ingredients for the Pouch (Chicken & Liver flavor) are as follows:

Chicken Broth, Chicken, Chicken Liver, Wheat Gluten, Beet Pulp, Dried Egg Product, Herring Meal, Sunflower Oil, Glycine, Guar Gum, Menhaden Fish Oil, Salt, Potassium Chloride, DL-Methionine, Brewers Dried Yeast, Sodium Carbonate, Sodium Ascorbate (source of Vitamin C), Chicory Extract, Taurine, Choline Chloride, Vitamin E Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Niacin, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Folic Acid, Biotin, Ferrous Sulfate, Zinc Oxide, Copper Proteinate, Manganous Sulfate, Potassium Iodide, Sodium Selenite.
post #7 of 8
Not to shabby, not to shabby at all.
Normally people try to stay away from wet foods when you see things like broth or especially water for processing in the first ingredient.

But when it comes to these pouched foods it's different, as they are SUPPOSE to have lots of that 'gravey'. So I didn't want anyone getting confused at the ingredient list and then by me saying I like the looks of the food. lol.

I don't think there's a need to switch the wet food, maybe just feed a little less and hopefully you'll be good to go, and thanks for the ingredient listing! I've been wanting to know about it, but I don't have any store any where near me which sell the new pouches.
post #8 of 8
I had the same problem with my cat Nakita. When I mixed the two together she would only eat the wet. What I ended up doing is giving a small amount of wet food at night and then leaving the dry food out during the day.

I have to look for the Nutro Natural Pouches. Nakita is a real picky eater when it comes to wet food.

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