Cat Nutrition

Cats are obligate carnivores, meaning they eat meat.  There is no need for fruit or vegetables to be in cat food.  Along with a food that is high in animal products, the food must also contain the right amounts of vitamins, minerals, fatty acids and amino acids.

A common question that we are asked is, “Which is better or my cat, dry or canned?”  Well, they can both be good for different reasons.  However, most commercially available diets offer balanced nutrition. 

Dry food contains the least amount of water, usually between 6-10%.  There are many different dry cat foods available and feeding the dry option allows owners to “free feed”, or leave food out all the time. 

Canned food on the other hand has about 75% moisture content, making it especially good for cats that need more fluid (hydration).  Cats can be picky eaters and there are many varieties and flavors of canned food.  

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