|Purred: Wed Jul 10, '13 5:37am PST |
|I swear, if I hear about one more vet telling people that dry food is better for the teeth, I think I will scream. My vet says if this were the case, then why do all the cats that he sees every day that eat only dry food have the worst teeth! It is a myth that dry food is better for the teeth, all food leaves behind food particles and only brushing and regular dental care will get rid of the food. And there are so many other GOOD reasons why wet food is better, hello, water? Cats need water, they are so prone to kidney and urinary issues and they don't drink enough water and get virtually no water in dry food, and wet food is 78% water. Any vet that tells you to only feed your cat dry food is not going to see me ever back in their office.
Most of us that feel this strongly about diet do so because we have had cats suffer from urinary or kidney problems from eating a dry food diet, and we have learned the hard way. And all you have to do is read this forum or other cat forums and see the people that go there to ask questions about what to do about UTI's, crystals and kidney failure. And MOST of the time, they all have that thing in common, their cats eat dry food. Some cats will be fine eating dry food and never have a problem, and some cats will develop problems no matter what they are eating, but it does not take much to see that most of the problems come from a poor diet. Just like people. If you have a good, healthy diet, you are less likely to develop other problems down the road.
You should read www.catinfo.org it is good information. My vet steers everyone to this website. My male cat had urinary problems that he developed as a he turned 1, he was on all dry food, and I switched him to wet food, and it has been over 5 years and he has had no more problems.
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