Dry cat food is generally a lot cheaper to feed your cat than wet food. Canned pet foods in general contain better quality ingredients, more meat protein, and fewer carbohydrates than dry kibble. While these ingredients cost more, they are likely better for your pet.
Then, why is wet food better for cats?
But the high moisture content in wet food can be beneficial to cats with urinary tract problems, diabetes, or kidney disease. It can help compensate for cats' low thirst drive, which may be partly due to their evolution as desert animals.
Secondly, do cats need wet food everyday?
Your veterinarian may also recommend feeding more or less wet food depending on your cat's weight, health and other factors. You can feed your cat wet food any time of day. You can leave dry kibble out all day, so some owners serve it in the morning for their cats to graze on while they're at work.
Can cats live on dry food only?
"Dry food is fine as long as it is complete and balanced," says Dr. Kallfelz. Dry food may be less expensive than canned cat food and may stay fresher longer. Cats that eat only dry food need to be provided with lots of fresh water, especially if they are prone to developing urinary tract blockages.
Can I add water to dry cat food?
When water is added, the kibble expands and releases it's aroma, which can increase your pet's interest. Some pets just prefer wet food to dry, so adding water to kibble can help. Moisture increases bacteria growth, and within a few hours, that bowl of food can spoil, and then you'll want to throw it out.