Why Choose Wet Food for Cats?
Wet cat food is just as healthy and nutritious for your cat as dry food, but many owners choose to feed their cat wet food due to its higher moisture content, greater flavour and texture variety and convenient single meal serving options.
Hydration - cats are notoriously poor drinkers when compared to dogs, so feeding them wet food is a good way to get some additional moisture into their diet and help keep them hydrated.
Convenience - wet food is available in a choice of handy single serves - making storage and feeding simple.
Taste - cats can be notoriously fussy eaters and some may find wet food more appealing. This is because the aromas and textures can have a stronger appeal compared to dry food.
Variety - The wide range of texture and flavour combinations makes it easy to keep mealtimes interesting and engaging. Enjoy indulging your cat with different flavour sensations while also providing them complete and balanced nutrition.
All pets are unique, and the right wet food for your cat will depend on various factors including lifestage, breed, weight and their particular health concerns. Whatever your pet food needs, we have something for them to ensure their nutritional needs are met.
What Are The Benefits Of Wet Cat Food?
Hydration for health
Feeding wet food can assist with a number of common health concerns for cats such as kidney disease, diabetes, constipation and lower urinary tract disease. Many cats dislike still or standing water, and wet foods containing more water can help those cats that may require additional moisture in their diets.
Wet foods have exciting aromas that cats love. The different textures offered by wet food such as Chunks in gravy, Broths and Jellymeat have been especially developed to appeal to cats. This combined with the exciting array of flavours mean that your cat will stay interested and engaged at mealtimes. No more rejecting meals!
Special health concerns or life stages
- Grain free, natural or single protein wet foods are an ideal option for cats with sensitivities to certain ingredients or meat sources.
- Urinary care wet food can help promote a healthy urinary tract by providing the correct balance of minerals and the additional moisture helps keep urine more dilute.
- Hairball control wet food is formulated to help reduce hairballs and has vitamins and omega fatty acids that help your cat have a healthy skin and a shiny coat.
- Weight management - wet cat food can help manage your cat's weight. Foods with higher moisture content are less calorie dense and can help prevent your cat from becoming overweight (as long as you follow the feeding guide!). There are reduced calorie wet foods to provide even more effective weight management.
- Life stages - the soft texture of kitten wet food makes it easy to eat for little mouths and the formulations have all the vitamins and minerals that growing kittens need. As cats move into their senior years they can benefit from wet food with omega fatty acids for joint health and easy to digest protein.
How Often Should I Feed My Cat Wet Food?
How often you should feed your cat depends on a number of factors including life stage, breed, weight and activity levels. Growing kittens need to eat more often than adult cats.
Look at the feeding guide to work out how much wet food to give your cat. This is the best way to avoid mistakenly over-feeding and help them maintain a healthy weight. When feeding a mixed diet of both dry and wet food, simply halve the recommended quantities of each product and let them enjoy the best of both formats.
Single serve portions (can or pouch) make it easy to feed your cat morning and evening with no left overs hanging around.
If you are unsure about your cat’s diet or water intake, always ask your veterinarian. Wet food does not replace the need for water so provide fresh water at all times.
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