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Ok to feed kitten entirely wet/pouch food?

post #1 of 6
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My kitten seems to only want to eat the Natural Choice pouches. Is it ok for cats to not eat hard food? I bought a toothbrush and paste kit for cats, just in case it would cause dental problems. She won't eat any hard food! My other cat will eat pretty much anything you put in front of her. I just want to make sure that it won't hurt her to eat wet food most of the time.
post #2 of 6
It gets a bit expensive, so I buy the Nutro Natural hard and wet for Juicy. I feed him Nutro hard during the day, and one wet Nutro packet a night. At first, all he would eat was the wet packets, but then I only set out hard food for him, and he quickly converted to the dry. It's so cute cause he knows he gets wet at night, so as soon I get home from work, he greets me at the door and runs straight back to my room, jumps up on the desk where dinner is served (haha!) and chirps til I give him the wet packet. And, God forbid, if i ever forget, he will quickly remind me!!! hehe!
post #3 of 6
just noticed you're from indiana...what city? I'm in Evansville (southern part)
post #4 of 6
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Thank you for your quick reply. I will give that a shot. I'm sure she would eventually eat hard food if it's the only thing I left out and she got hungry enough. She just loves this pouch stuff. I just figured what it would cost to feed her the wet food everyday and it ended up being more than $40 a month, which is definately expensive. One pouch a day wouldn't be nearly as bad.

I live in Muncie, about 45 minutes north of Indianapolis. Evansville is a very pretty area. We were just in Southren Indiana recently, at Paoli Peaks. I never really realized just how much there is to do in this State until this year.
post #5 of 6
How old is your kitten?

I started feeding Kionu canned food when he was 6 months old (he's almost 8 months) and he's been doing well. His vet says that I should only feed him 1/2 of a 5.5 oz can either in the morning or at night and dry for the rest of the day. Right now, I have all the boys on scheduled feedings. They eat dry in the morning and canned at night. I also leave a little bit of dry out at night because they like to nibble between naps.
post #6 of 6
I'm coming to the opinion, the more I learn about cats as they age and their changing nutritional needs, and as I realize I prefer my guys to have food with fewer carbs and fillers, that a wet food diet (homemade or purchased) is a good way to go.

I also realize that is not always practical depending on how many kitties one has, work schedules, expense etc.

Here's an interesting article on health and canned cat food diets:
good article on canned cat food
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