|Originally posted by Slave2_Ragdolls
I do not feed my furchildren wet food because it is bad for their teeth
Don't be too fast to turn down a good quality wet food as part of your cat's diet.
"Recent research into feline dietary issues has revealed that too much carbohydrate in the diet leads to obesity and other senior health problems such as irritable bowel disorder (IBD), bladder and kidney stones, kidney failure, and diabetes. As in many feline health issues, scientific research stands conventional wisdom on its head. Dry food is not better for the cat's dental health than wet food; in fact, the high sugar level in dry food can cause worse dental problems than canned food."
You can read more here: Feline Nutrition
then scroll down and click on Why Cats Shouldn't Eat Dry Food
(under Information on Natural Pet Care).
Also more info at this link: Nutrition 2
. And an excellent 10 year case study on the Pottenger's Cats (refer to page 4 for discussion on dry food and dental): Nutrition 3
From my research, I have concluded that in my case
a combination diet is the best way to prevent possible serious health issues as Nakita ages. I would love to go to a raw diet, but Nakita says no!
No diet is perfect, but researching on your own and becoming aware of all
the possible outcomes of a specific diet should be your main goal.