I have a kitten (2 months old, been with me for 2 weeks now) and I've been feeding her dry food (Royal Canin) and those Whiskas "Junior" wet food packets, which she really seems to like (except the rabbit flavoured ones, for some reason she won't eat them). But I've been reading here and there, and quite a lot of people say this brand isn't very good. I've already stocked up for a month's worth of packets, but should I change it to something else? I bought this mostly because it seemed to be specifically for young kittens. Is it OK to feed her "adult" canned food? (I fed her another brand of pate-kind of food, but she didn't seem to like it as much) Because then I have more brands available at my local supermarket...
I also have this question that's been nagging me for a while: dry food VS wet food and cavities -- truth or myth?
A friend of a relative is a veterinarian and she swears that a 100% dry food diet is what I should be feeding the cat, because wet food will spoil her teeth. Some people say this is a myth and start blurbing conspiracy theories about the cat food industry. What then? Teeth cleaning at the vet every now and then? Feeding her teeth-cleaning snacks? Can I feed them to her at a young age or are they for adults only?... she's a bit lazy with the chewing. I don't think I can brush her teeth, she doesn't seem to like having her mouth open by force. I don't know what to believe and I don't find myself in a position to argue against a vet. Though I will try to get a second opinion when I take the kitten to the vet's for her shots... What's the general opinion?
I've also tried feeding her some boiled rice and fish bits and she liked it a lot. I was thinking of preparing some food in this manner every now and then as an extra treat. Is this good for her?
Sorry for the long post. Any thoughts and suggestions would be appreciated! This is my first kitten and I don't want to start her on the wrong foot