The Benefits of Mixed Feeding for your Pet Cat & Dog
When given a choice, dogs and cats prefer to eat a mixture of both wet and dry foods compared to dry only. Wet food is shown to increase enjoyment and add variety to a diet because of the wide selection of protein sources and textures. On the other hand, dry food satisfies the desire to eat many small meals throughout the day.
Urinary Tract Health — When you feed your cat wet food, it can increase your cat’s water intake, resulting in more urine production. The higher water volume dilutes the urine while increasing the frequency of urination — both of which can help minimize the formation of mineral crystals or urinary stones, supporting good urinary tract health.
Weight Management — Studies from The Waltham Centre for Pet Nutrition have shown that when dogs and cats are fed a high-moisture diet, they eat less food, decrease weight and increase activity levels compared to dogs and cats fed only a dry food diet.
Healthy Metabolism — Wet food provides a healthy balance of proteins, fats and carbohydrates, helps satisfy an instinctive feeding behavior and helps maintain a healthy metabolism.
Oral Health — The crunchy texture of dry food helps keep teeth clean by scraping away plaque and tartar.
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Source: The Waltham Centre for Pet Nutrition