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RE: canned or dry, or both?

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Posted by: coneycritters at Thu Mar 11 06:48:59 2004  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by coneycritters ]  
   

>>Mikey is going to be a year old in a couple weeks. Shes been eating strictly dry food her whole life. I just got another bag of 10lbs of kitten kibble today. I was reading online at about.com that canned food is necessary for them. I thought otherwise? Anyhow I'm wondering if I should switch, or use both, or stick with dry food.
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>>She is small, but robust for her size. I'm going to take her to the vet for a check up around her birthday, but I'm pretty sure she's doing great. She's very playful and active, and has never shown any signs of being unhealthy at all.
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>>I don't mind the added expense or trouble of canned cat food, I just want to know whats best for the cat.

Well, as some of the people here can tell you, I'm really kind of obsessed with catfood. I'm always trying new things to find what works best for me and for our cats. This is what I like best and the cats really thrive on-- I chose 3 different types of dry food and they always have a big bowl of that out and I rotate daily what type they get. I feed them 3 different brands of canned food, and there are many flavors of each that they like. At each meal (morning and night) they get 3 6oz cans between the 4 of them. I try to give one of each brand at every meal and rotate the different flavors of those brands. It would be better if I could feed the premium brands of catfood, but my cats really don't care for them. IMO, and from all the research I've done, canned is better since it gives them more water and less filler like corn. However, dry does help clean their teeth, so mine get both. If you don't want to feed dry, it would be a good idea to bush her teeth daily (actually that's a good idea anyway). Lastly, canned IS definately smelly, and expensive, but for me it's worth it, because my babies are always SO happy to get it. -- Jennifer
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