We get several questions about canned vs. dry cat food. It seems most owners have their preferences. The MOST important thing is that your cat be eating a good quality food formulated to meet their needs. As long as she is feeding a good quality and nutritionally balanced food -then any food is okay - canned, dry, or pouched.
Here are some pros and cons to consider as you make your choice: Pros for dry cat food Nutritionally balanced if you feed a premium dry cat food
May help minimize tartar
Long shelf life
Cons for dry cat food
Cats don't like it as much
If you leave a full bowl down - it is hard to determine if your cat is eating
Pros for Canned or Pouch Cat Food
Nutritionally balanced if you feed a premium brand food
Has more water content which is good for cats with urinary problems
Cats love it
Offering a small amount once a day can help you assess your cats appetite
Cons for Canned or Pouch Cat Food
Limited shelf life once opened
No abrasive activity to minimize tartar
Cats can become "fussy" if this is all they eat
These are the major pros and cons.
We believe the best way to feed a cat is a combination of both dry and canned. Click here to read about the best way to feed a cat.