I asked my previous vet the same question. She's a cat specialist and said she feeds all her cats only dry food. But I read somewhere that that's not very good. I'm alittle confused too.
My cat eats maybe 1 oz. wet food every morning. If she wanted more, she would let me know, believe me. The rest is Wellness dry food, a little more than 1/2 cup per day, which she loves. Wellness doesn't use artificial ingredients or fillers. I know my cat drinks enough water throughout the day. She's a short hair and sheds, but I don't think she sheds all that much daily, but I'm really not sure what alot is. I brush her everyday, and notice that I'm brushing out about the same amount of hair everyday.
You should make sure that whatever food you give them has meat as the first ingredient. A premium food is best.
Jill and Candy