|Purred: Wed Jun 26, '13 5:09am PST |
|I would say to definitely read up on those links at catinfo.org, good info there. You will see that cats need more water in their diet, they get nothing from dry food. Wet is better, especially as they get older. A dry only diet can lead to problems down the road. I know some people say they have fed dry to their cats all the time and they were fine....in fact if I hear my MIL say it once more I want to throw something at her, and yes, some cats live their entire lives on it and are fine. But you can see from reading these forums, and other cat forums, how many cats that end up with bad health problems, how most of those cats eat dry food only.
Lots of cheaper foods, especially dry foods, are full of corn and corn is a very common allergy for cats to have, which can cause skin issues. Also fleas can cause bad skin problems so make sure that your cat doesn't have fleas.
I think if you get your kitty on a good diet, her skin issues will clear up. And I would seriously consider getting wet food into her diet, at least partially if you are not open to putting her fully on wet food. My cats eat wet food only, with the exception that Beep gets a small handful of kibble in the evening, like 10 kibbles, and the other two, we use dry food as a treat, giving a few kibbles once in a while as a treat, but that is all they get of it. I switched to wet food after my male cat developed crystals and blocked and almost died and I made the switch to wet food for him, and he has not had any issues since then, and it's been 5 years.
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