Originally Posted by uglytoad
I understand dry food is better for cats. Better for thier teeth and gums, less smelly fecal matter, and no by products (depending on the brand). I have a pukey cat who seems to be ok when i mix in more wet food. I want him to be on a dry diet, however i dont want him to be puking all the time. He pukes whole dry food and then will eat it up
He is also allergic to fish!!!
Does anyone have any good choice in a wet food, or what would be the ultimate difference between the dry and wet? Kinda stuck.
Ok, a couple of things off the top of my head:
- Between dry and canned (aka "wet") food, canned is actually healthier since it has far more water content. And cats need water, because eating too much dry food (and not drinking enough water from the water dish or other sources) could lead to problems, like urinary tract infections.
- There is actually no proof that just because dry food is hard and crunchy, that it helps teeth and gums.
- Dry food and canned food may both contain similar ingredients -- including by-products -- depending on the brand. Again, the main difference is that canned food has moisture, and dry has none (or very little). This of course makes dry food far more convenient to leave out all the time, whereas canned food has to be put back into the fridge (or thrown out) to avoid contamination.
- There are many different types of cat food, and within each type, there are many different brands as well. (see this thread about the various kinds of cat food available: http://www.thecatsite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=34999
- You certainly can try out different brands of food, but perhaps you should seek the advice of a vet (preferably a holistic vet) first before going further.