Feline Foodies

By Connie Orcutt • Published: October 1st, 2012
Category: Animal Airwaves

Bring up the topic of canned versus dry food and you’re likely to find some cat lovers drawing lines in the sand. But the answer for your adult cat may lie somewhere in middle ground.

Good-quality cat foods, whether canned or dry, are nutritionally complete for our feline friends. The biggest difference is the higher moisture content of canned diets, which can help cats with kidney or lower urinary tract disease. But although canned cat food can help with this condition, the jury is out as to whether it will prevent it. And regardless of the food, cats always need plenty of fresh water.

Some cats find canned food tastier than dry, but kibble may be better for your cat’s teeth. Keep in mind that dry food is more calorie dense, so it may need to be rationed to chubby cats.

Ask your veterinarian which diet is best for your feline foodie.