|Originally posted by Ellie
According to Dr. Fox, cats need to have wet food in their diet. He said a diet of only dry food can lead to diabetes. He gave some other reason's but I can't remember what they are.
Dr. Fox is a veterinarian who has a weekly column in newspapers. I find his advice is usually right on.
The dry food itself doesn't cause diseases as long as it is a high quality food. Many factors are involved. A cat on a dry food diet has to drink a lot to avoid problems such as crystals in the urine. The level of Magnesium has to be correct and the Ph-level has to be correct.
Swedish new studies shows that cats that only eat canned food more often have problems with theis teeth than cats that eat dry food.
I believe the best thing is to give both canned food and dry food if one doesn't want to make the cat food oneself.
I feed my cats dry food at the moment but I'm slowly switching over to homemade food.