06/21/2017 | tips and tricks
|Once it is not customary, we decided to confront a highly controversial subject. Maybe you did not know it, but there is a war between cats masters ... The challenge : to establish, kibbles or canned food, what is the best option to feed our feline friends. Each camp has its own arguments and stands on its own. And kitty ? He remains on neutral ground and seems to appreciate both of these foods. If you hesitate on the strategy to choose, here is some information that will help you to see more clearly.|
Dry food may be more practical but it makes Kitty thirsty
Kibbles has two main good points: they are cheap (less than canned food) and very practical. Since they are dry, they are easy to store and can be left available all day long to kitty without risk of oxidation. However, because they contain very little water (around 10%), kibbles can lead to dehydration risks for your feline when they are used in a single diet (you have to be careful in this case to leave him a source of water available).
Wet food : a fresh and humid source of food for Kitty
Wet food, whether in trays, cans or pouches, has the major advantage of containing a large amount of water (70-80%). With this food, your feline can therefore hydrate while eating which helps reduce the risk of kidney or urinary problems. This diet can be an asset in case of high heat and for cats with risks of dehydration (especially kittens, elderly cats and lactating females).
Aim for the best quality to feed your cat
So dry or wet food, which wins the battle ? Actually none, because each of these foods has advantages and disadvantages. The best feeding strategy will be the one which suits your cat (according to his tastes, his food needs ...) and yourself (according to your budget, the organisation of your schedule ...). Moreover you have the right, and this is what most cat masters do, to mix both types of food.