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Can you feed your cat just dry food??

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MRSJLK
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Can you feed your cat just dry food??

or do they need to eat both dry and wet food?

Posted 10/14/05 10:00 AM
 
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CaseyGirl
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Re: Can you feed your cat just dry food??

i feed them just dry food - meow mix. mine won't even touch wet food.

Posted 10/14/05 10:03 AM
 

Blazesyth
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Re: Can you feed your cat just dry food??

My kitty eats just dry. It's supposedly good for their teeth.

You do need to make sure that they get enough water; the wet food is a good source of water for them.

Posted 10/14/05 10:04 AM
 

MRSJLK
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Re: Can you feed your cat just dry food??

Posted by Blazesyth

My kitty eats just dry. It's supposedly good for their teeth.

You do need to make sure that they get enough water; the wet food is a good source of water for them.



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Posted 10/14/05 10:10 AM
 

preciouslove
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Re: Can you feed your cat just dry food??

It all depends on the cat. Ours eat's both. DH's old cat used to eat more wet than dry. The dry made her throw up...

Posted 10/14/05 10:31 AM
 

maybride2004
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Re: Can you feed your cat just dry food??

I feed my kitty's Science Diet supposed to be better then IAMS

Posted 10/15/05 7:21 AM
 

checka
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Re: Can you feed your cat just dry food??

I used to think that they needed both but then I was told that they don't. Like someone said, the dry food is better for their teeth and sometimes the wet food upsets their stomachs, depending on the cat.

Message edited 10/15/2005 10:23:53 AM.

Posted 10/15/05 10:23 AM
 

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Re: Can you feed your cat just dry food??

i feed them dry everyday - and save the wet for special occassions, because they do love it!

Posted 10/15/05 12:10 PM
 

ThreeCats
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Re: Can you feed your cat just dry food??

My vet says to feed Wet only because dry food is carbs. And Cats in the wild don't eat pasta.

Posted 10/15/05 8:13 PM
 

Diane
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Re: Can you feed your cat just dry food??

mine gets both.

Yes, you can just feed him dry food.

Message edited 10/17/2005 2:55:11 PM.

Posted 10/17/05 7:27 AM
 

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Re: Can you feed your cat just dry food??

mine gets both- wet 2x's/day and always keep a little dry food out for him.

Posted 10/17/05 7:50 AM
 

Gertyrae
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Re: Can you feed your cat just dry food??

Mine gets just dry...I used to feed him Purina One and switched to Fancy Feast Dry, which he loves!

Posted 10/18/05 10:17 PM
 

Gertyrae
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Re: Can you feed your cat just dry food??

Posted by ThreeCats

My vet says to feed Wet only because dry food is carbs. And Cats in the wild don't eat pasta.



BTW, that was why I switched to the Fancy Feast, it was MUCH lower in carbs than other dry foods.
And my vet recommends dry cuz it's better for their teeth...go figure!

Posted 10/18/05 10:18 PM
 

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Re: Can you feed your cat just dry food??

Posted by Palebride

i feed them dry everyday - and save the wet for special occassions, because they do love it!



I do the same!

Posted 10/27/05 3:31 PM
 

Aga
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Re: Can you feed your cat just dry food??

my mom's cat will eat only dry food, ours prefers wet food but we feed her both...

Posted 10/28/05 1:49 PM
 

Ali1
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Re: Can you feed your cat just dry food??

My cat only eats dry. He is prone to UTI's so he gets them if he eats anything but this prescribed food that we have to get from our vet. Poor guy.....however we do occassionally give him treats and some turkey. Everything in small quantities, otherwise he is in a lot of pain.

Posted 11/8/05 2:09 PM
 

MommyofG
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Re: Can you feed your cat just dry food??

Male cats are prone to UTI's if they ONLY eat dry food, like a poster said before cats in the wild eat meat- moist food- so giving them both is the smart way to go. Our cats for the most eat indoor formula dry and I give them wet 1 a week and they have 3 bowls filled with water all day long- I keep it fresh too, they are all males ( 5) and so far no UTI's!!!

Posted 11/13/05 4:30 PM
 

Ali1
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Re: Can you feed your cat just dry food??

Posted by girlygrl33

Male cats are prone to UTI's if they ONLY eat dry food, like a poster said before cats in the wild eat meat- moist food- so giving them both is the smart way to go. Our cats for the most eat indoor formula dry and I give them wet 1 a week and they have 3 bowls filled with water all day long- I keep it fresh too, they are all males ( 5) and so far no UTI's!!!



Well we tried numerous times with out cat to give him wet food and within 2 days he would get UTI's. Then the vet said to try Iams which we did and he got another one so they had to put him on prescribed dry food only and for two years no UTI.

I have never heard that only dry food thing you stated above. My vet seemed to know right away that the issue might be wet food. Kind of boring diet my cat has, but as long as he is healthy.

Posted 11/13/05 9:19 PM
 

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Re: Can you feed your cat just dry food??

Our act only gets dry. We got here from a friend who had to get rid of her, and that was all she had gottn before so we didn't want to change it on her.

I had thought that just dry food wouldn't be ok for a cat, but when we had our last cat, we had asked that vet about feeding (we weren't sure we were giving her enough or maybe too much) and he told us he just left a bowl filled with dry food all the time for his cats and they were fine.

Posted 11/14/05 10:06 AM
 

lvdolphins
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Re: Can you feed your cat just dry food??

My cat will also not touch the wet food. He likes Crunchy dry food.

Posted 11/14/05 5:27 PM
 

julybride44
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Re: Can you feed your cat just dry food??

Nooooo! Just dry food will result in crystals in their urine. And, especially cheap dry food.

Posted 11/20/05 11:37 AM
 

Ali1
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Re: Can you feed your cat just dry food??

Posted by julybride44

Nooooo! Just dry food will result in crystals in their urine. And, especially cheap dry food.



I don't think this is a proven fact for all cats...maybe some. My cat only eats dry food and has never had this.

Posted 11/20/05 4:33 PM
 

Corinne
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Re: Can you feed your cat just dry food??

we started our with wet and dry and when they had to take medication we put it in the wet. they picked up on it pretty quickly and stopped eating wet all on their own now we give them cat chow indoor formula.

Posted 11/21/05 10:41 PM
 

heidla
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Re: Can you feed your cat just dry food??

Our cats eat only dry food. The problem with most dry foods is that they tend to be high in carbs and sugers which causes diabetes in the cats as they age. My vet says to feed them only Science diet, Iams or Nature's Choice. I think every vet has their own opinion.

Posted 12/1/05 6:05 PM
 
 

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