Wet cat food or cat canned food provides a high moisture content which is beneficial for most cats as they have the tendency to refuse water and is great for cats with urinary tract problems. In addition, wet cat food provides more protein and fewer or no carbohydrates compared to dry food or kibbles. This is great for cats as they are obligate carnivores.
It really depends on the individual cat. However, most cats, like humans, do get bored with their food if they eat the same food repeatedly. Moreover, cats that eat the same food for a long time often start developing allergies to one or more of the ingredients in their food. Varying their diet prevents the body from being overexposed to potential allergens
As cats are obligate carnivores, most of them love any food that is high in protein! Of course, different cats have different taste preferences, so let your cats have a variety of options! Not only does this help prevent picky eaters but also helps with building a stronger tummy.
Yes, you may! This is especially great for picky eaters or those who refuse to eat dry food or kibbles. Introducing a mix of wet and dry food allows your cats to enjoy the best of both worlds and to entice your cat to have dry food.
Providing only dry food for your cats is fine and can be better for dental health than wet food. Dry food can also stay fresher for a longer period of time in the open. However, it is essential to note that cats that eat only dry food will require lots of water to prevent urinary tract issues.
You can feed your cat wet food daily and at any time of the day. Check the can or consult with your veterinarian for feeding recommendations. In general, you can feed an average-sized adult cat one 80g can per 1.5-2kg.
This amount should be adjusted accordingly if you are also feeding your cat dry kibble!
Do remember that canned food should not be left sitting in the open for more than 30mins as it will spoil.
No! Cats will actually benefit from wet food due to its high moisture content which keeps them hydrated and is also a good source of protein.
There are a few reasons why cats never finish their food. Firstly, it could be due to instinct. Cats in the wild typically save a portion of food for later in case they are unable to find food later in the day. Secondly, cats have sensitive whiskers and if the bowl that the food is presented in is too narrow, they will stop eating. Cats’ whiskers are rich in nerves and sensory cells which causes sensitivity and even pain when a bowl is too small.
Tuna is high in protein and low in carbohydrates. Canned tuna that are specifically made for cats do not necessarily cause harm. However, if you are providing a constant diet of canned tuna prepared for humans, it can potentially cause malnutrition as it does not have all the nutrients a cat needs. However, just like humans, too much tuna might cause mercury poisoning. Moderation is always key.