Is dry cat food best for my cat? Is canned food better? Which do I choose?
The answer – neither is better. You can buy canned and dry cat food that meets your cat’s nutritional needs. Your choice of cat food should be based on its nutritional value, and the needs of you and your cat.
Before you choose, you should know basic facts about your cats dietary needs. How many calories per/day your cat needs? The nutrients – proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals your cat needs to stay healthy. In this article, I’ll be looking at the advantages of a feeding your cat a diet of dry food. Read also: Homemade Cat Food ultimate guide: Everything you should know
Dry food is less expensive. Even top quality dry food.
Free Choice Feeding
Cats when they were living in the wild ate up to twenty-times a day. Eating small meals each time. A dry food diet allows them to eat smaller meals throughout the day. Like they did as wild cats. What comes naturally to them. This is called free choice feeding. You leave the entire days’ meal out. Cats eat what they need each meal. Free choice feeding is convenient if you have an inconsistent schedule and can’t feed your cat at regular intervals. Allows your cat access to food while you’re gone. Read also: Cat Food - Homemade vs. Commercial
Dental HealthIt is claimed that dry food helps maintain a cat’s dental health.
Does Not Spoil
Dry cat food does not spoil. At least if you keep it in air-tight containers after opening the bag. While, canned cat food is good for a day and must be discarded after 24 hours. Put a day’s portion of dry food out. after a day. Put new food out each day and throw the left-overs away. This keeps the food fresh. Read also: The Finest Meals Dietary supplement For Cat
Canned or dry make sure the nutritional value is adequate. High in proteins and low in carbohydrates. Dry food may be best for your situation, if you work an irregular schedule and can’t maintain a regular feeding schedule. Cost may be a factor and your cat may enjoy free-feeding over waiting for you to feed her.