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I have always fed my cats very high grade dry food. They…

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I have always fed my cats very high grade dry food. They have shiney coats and seem very healthy. However, I cannot but wonder if the should be eating wet food. They are now 8years old,

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I have 3,Lucy,., Eddy and Missy. Lucy and Eddy are litter mates. Missy has the same mom but different dad{ she is obese)

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Cat Veterinarian: Dr. Bruce, Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

Thank you for your question. You have asked a very good one. Let me tell you what I do for my 3 cats - I feed them an entirely dry high quality food diet. The wet foods aren't bad, but I see more cats that are overweight when they are getting a significant portion of their diet as a wet food. The theory for the wet food is that it gets them to take in more water to help them with hydration and possible kidney issues. I feel that the wet foods have more of a chance of allowing dental issues and being overweight to be an issue and these outweigh the potential gains - that in reality haven't been proven.

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