Is Wet Canned Food or Dry Kibble Better for My Cat? - Vetstreet
In my opinion and experience, it is safe to feed cat food to dogs as long as the fat level is not a lot higher than your dog is used to. Also, the calories are typically a little higher in cat food as well. Most likely due to the higher fat in most of their kibbles. It is not safe, however, to feed a cat dog food over a long period of time unless there is added taurine to the dog food. Have fun with your samples!
I’ll cut to the chase: Cats are very adaptable creatures, and I have known thousands of cats thriving on canned food. I also have known thousands of cats thriving on kibble. In fact, most cats can do quite well on either canned or dry food. The currently ascendant school of thought holds that canned food is better than dry, but it cannot be said that either type of food is definitively better than the other.
Reusable plastic container of Gourmet Pasta Cat Kibble or Gourmet Fondue made with Whole Grain NON-GMO Whole Oats. Recieve 1 or 2 cans of canned Cat food.The principal function of carbohydrates in the process of manufacturing dry pet foods is to provide structural integrity to kibble. The starch works like a "cement" that holds kibble together, preventing crumbling throughout the manufacturing process. It is unusual for a dry pet food to be formulated with less than 40 percent carbohydrate ingredients because of the minimum requirement for extrusion. Starch works like a "cement" to hold kibble together! Does that make you wonder what the long-term effect of cement is on your cat's digestive system?People sometimes ask me if I can recommend a good dry cat food, but I cannot. Dry food kibble is the worst possible food you can feed to your cat. It is a moneymaking venture of pet food manufacturers that is leading to horrible chronic disease in cats. It is marketed as a product that is 100 percent nutritionally complete for all stages of your cat's life. That couldn't be further from the truth. Cat lovers don’t have to choose one or the other kinds of food exclusively, however. You can easily use kibble for food puzzles and training, and offer canned food as a way to promote hydration. (Another way to encourage your to drink more is to purchase a pet drinking fountain, which provides an appealing source of clean running water.) Canned food is good in that it has significantly higher water content than dry (about 70 percent versus 10 percent). That 70 percent water figure is coincidentally about the same water content your cat would get if he ate a small animal in the wild (or, heaven forbid, in the house). Since canned food is typically given in measured portions at regular intervals, it may also help your cat maintain a , since many people who offer kibble to their cats allow them to eat all they want from an always-full dry-food buffet. Of course, if you choose to feed your cat kibble, you should measure it so that you're not overfeeding your cat.There are a number of reasons for making dry kibble for your kitty at home. The crunchy texture will help keep his teeth healthy and, since you'll be in charge of what goes into the food, you'll be aware of every single ingredient. There's no danger of your homemade dry cat food being recalled, and it can be surprisingly affordable.