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  1. Very interesting post! I have seen that as well about dry food being more convenient, and less messy. Not good enough criteria for me to make such an important choice. I can relate to the fussy cats and their texture preferences!!

  2. I remember (20+ years ago) when I had cats that dry was good although I always gave them wet food also and the more I read about dry food even for dogs I realize how much more important to give them wet instead, Layla only gets home cooked food from me, no kibbles

  3. What a great post – and honestly, we had no idea! We have never had a kitty in our family – so we’re always looking to expand our knowledge. I will visit more often – thanks for sharing your knowledge with us!

  4. Since cats often don’t actually drink water from a bowl, dry food ends up in dehydration and kidney issues. In the wild, cats get all their water from their prey. So I’d say yes to wet food.

  5. You bring up many excellent points here! That IS sad to think anyone would decide kibble is best because it’s more convenient for humans. I have to say I had to avert my eyes when I saw the “Mouse on Rye” photo, since I have pet rats. I’m sure my cats would absolutely LOVE (and even drool over) that image, though!

    What a great post—you covered everything so thoroughly. ♥

    • Amber

      The Mouse on Rye pic is exceptionally dark lol! I had two adorable and fun-loving rats myself, so I totally get where you’re coming from there. I appreciate your thoughts on the post! Thanks for reading 🙂

      • Glad you understand where I was coming from. I hesitated to make the comment about the Mouse on Rye since I totally love your post and think you covered this topic phenomenally well.

        Looking forward to reading more. I’m so glad you’re sharing this important information. ♥

  6. We try to balance raw and wet meat with kibble. Ours actually like some (quality) kibble so we can’t remove it entirely from their diet but we aim to make sure they eat enough propelr meat!

  7. We try to balance raw and wet meat with kibble. Ours actually like some (quality) kibble so we can’t remove it entirely from their diet but we aim to make sure they eat enough propelr meat!

  8. I always learn new things from you. Thank you for that. When we used to have a cat, we would offer dry and wet food, and we would also mix the two together. Do cat owners ever feed raw diets?

    What has been the most “user friendly” wet food brand you’ve encountered?

    • Amber

      Bryn! You are always way too nice 🙂 Some cats really like the two mixed together. I’m also partial to mixed textures. As far as raw diets, I know that’s a thing that some people do. I worry about malnutrition too much to take my animals’ diets into my own hands. There are so many vitamins that need to be added if you get a raw food recipe from your vet. I wouldn’t want to miss anything.

      For me, a user friendly food is one that offers balanced nutrition and offers a good variety of textures and flavors. I don’t think it’s as necessary to look for grain-free diets for dogs as it is for cats. They aren’t made to process carbs the way we’ve made dogs to.

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