It may seem like it, but it is not a whim. A proper diet is one of the most important care for our cat, because it helps to improve their welfare and life expectancy.
This is achieved by selecting the most appropriate food for their age, condition, etc., of which there are different presentations available, since dry foods and wet foods are marketed . In this way, as long as it is complete foods, we can give only dry food, only wet food or a third option, which is “mixfeeding” or mixed feeding, that is, the mixture of dry and wet. This type of mixed feeding can be done by combining both presentations at the same time or by alternating the feedings with each other, for example, giving dry food during the day and a portion of wet food at any other time, in which case, the result is the The same: the cat receives a diet with a dry part and a wet part. It is true that dry food offers certain advantages , among which conservation can be highlighted, as well as ease of handling and administration, but wet food also has its benefits: a high moisture content, a lower concentration of calories per quantity of food and that is usually very attractive to them.
Tips for a good mixed diet
- Mix dry and wet food that are appropriate to the needs of our cat; if not, we can cause an imbalance or not achieve the desired nutritional contribution. For example, a kitten should be given both kitten dry and wet food; If one of them is for kittens and the other is not, we will unbalance their diet and we will not be providing the right food for a growing cat.
- Always prepare the daily ration in the same way, for example, with a full envelope or a half envelope and complete it with the corresponding amount of dry food. Calculating smaller fractions (a third or a quarter of an envelope) is complicated and makes it more difficult to offer the right amounts.
- Offer wet food when we are present and leave dry food available when the cat is left alone or at night so that it has constant access to food.