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I have been feeding my cats half of their food dehydrated

cat food (Honest Kitchen) and...
I have been feeding my cats half of their food dehydrated cat food (Honest Kitchen) and the other half kibble. I am worried that I may not have been adding enough water to the dehydrated food. Directions say 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup to add 1/2 to 3/4 cup water. I have been giving the two of them each day a 1/2 cup (1/4 cup each) but mixing that 1/2 cup of dehydrated food with only a 1/4 cup of water so it isn't soupy. They do have water available. Do you think I this did them any harm?
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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Directions say you can add slightly more or less water according to what cats prefer.
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
The Honest Kitchen representative says it is fine, that the suggested amounts are guidelines, and as long as there are no dry clumps. I always stir well and wait the 3 minutes before giving it to them, so I hope you agree this was fine. I was so worried I was setting them up for future dehydration and kidney problem
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Hi again, Joan.

This should not be a concern at all. The water serving is recommended but you can modify at any point so long as water is freely given. There should be no problem with the food being given as it has been and no increased risk for dehydration or kidney problems. This would not be the case if other water was not given. So long as the cats have had the opportunity to consume water in the volume they see fit there should be no concerns at all.

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
Thank you! What a load off my mind!

You're so welcome. Always a pleasure to assist :)

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