My indoor cats mostly eat dry food. How often should I add moist foods to their diets?

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Hi, thanks for the question... one that definitely comes up every now and again..

There isn't a specific need to add moist food to your cats diet as dry foods are usually complete diets.

There can be specific reasons to add moist food though, for example if your cat has cystitis it can be beneficial to increase water consumption in attempts to flush the bladder.

See Is Canned Food or Kibble Better for my Cat? where the different options are explored.

Many veterinarians recommend dry food as it is thought to be better for dental health.

Whatever combination you ultimately feed be sure that the calorie intake is the correct amount for your cat. Feeding two types of food can lead to overfeeding.

Hope that helps
| 09.24.15 @ 14:01
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annie3195 — Both of my cats are "senior citizens", so I began giving them moist food a while back. Both could gain a little weight, and both need to get more fluids, in my opinion. One of my cats has IBD, and I found that mixing the Probiotics in canned food resulted in him getting in more of the medicine. | 08.16.16 @ 21:01
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