After all I've read about the connections between dry kibble and the risk of future health problems in cats, such as diabetis, UTI and obesity, I don't feed dry food to my cats anymore and would urge anyone wanting to feed a better diet to cut out the dry and feed 100% wet. Dry foods are nutritionally upside down in general because of high quantity of carbohydrates and even the better quality ones lack moisture. And grazing is not natural for a cat.
I find it wrong that it is the norm for many people to feed a steady diet of meat flavored breakfast cereals for cats, obligate carnivores, when it is clearly species inappropriate. Pick up a book on caring for reptiles and it will tell you to feed a correct diet. But feeding a correct diet to cats is not very strongly encouraged and the dry food manufacturers are responsible for this lack of logic in our society when it comes to feeding cats. Yes pet food companies have improved their products to appeal to humans but it all started as a very cheap way to create a huge business and not necessarily for the benefit of cats and continues as such. It's convenient for people for dry food. That's understandable. I know this may seem like a very extreme opinion to those who want to feed dry food but after all I've read I feel this strongly about dry cat food. I don't like it. And once they're eating the canned and the raw, why is dry food necessary?
I would for the benefit of cats and to be understanding of their owners at least say that if you do feed dry food, do not feed it exclusively and try not to feed it as a staple. Of course you're doing a whole lot better by offering your cat other things to eat besides dry food but I do believe it's a step up to eliminate the dry and feed a combination of canned and raw so the cat really gets maximum moisture benefits and the lowest carbohydrate possible and even a higher step up to feed raw exclusively but I know many of us including myself can't do that. So to those who feel differently I am not judging you for feeding dry food, just letting everyone here know that I don't like dry food because of all the negative things I've read about it and I never will again (in the past I didn't know better.)
Dry food also does not clean a cat's teeth. Brushing, dental cleanings under anesthesia when needed, and if the cat will chew, some chunks of raw meat or chicken hearts are all good for the teeth.