Making the Choice Between Cat Foods
Although some people decide to stick with exclusively feeding their cat dry or canned food, many veterinarians actually recommend offering a mixture of both types of foods. "Depending on your needs," says Dr. Jennifer Coates, "you can primarily feed your cat dry food with just a meal or two of canned food per week." Another option is to feed your cat canned food every day with a few dry kibbles sprinkled on top. It is, however, important to pay attention to the added calories when feeding your pet a mix of canned and dry food in order to avoid weight issues.
Ultimately what's most important is that you discuss with your veterinarian the options. Your cat needs a well-balanced diet that benefits his or her lifestyle and health condition. This may mean dry cat food, canned food, or even a combination of both.