Some cat owners avoid giving their cat wet food because it can be messy and also annoying that the opened package must be kept refrigerated. But there are lots of advantages to wet food. For a start, it’s delicious!
WET FOOD IS FULL OF FLUIDS
Feeding your cat wet food every day in addition to dry food ensures that your cat receives plenty of fluids. This is because fresh animal-based food naturally contains lots of water, which is also a key part of the jelly that binds the pieces together.
It’s important that cats receive enough fluids during the day as many bodily functions can be aversely affected otherwise, contributing to bladder stones. Cats who only eat dry food often receive too little fluid in their diet which leads to overly concentrated urine which causes an increased risk of bladder stones.
WET FOOD HELPS KEEP YOUR CAT AT THE RIGHT WEIGHT
But there are many more benefits to wet food, not just the fluid content. It even helps cats to maintain a healthy weight. Dry food is a very concentrated form of energy and 100g gives about four times the energy as 100g of wet food. Giving your cat wet food ensures that they are satisfied with a lower energy intake, and your cat will more easily maintain a healthy weight.
Being overweight causes many problems for cats and reduces the quality of their lives, contributing to several often serious illnesses. Therefore, cat owners must be careful not to overfeed their cat in order for it to continue living a full and healthy life.
TETRA RECART AND SINGLE-PORTION PACKAGES MAKE IT SIMPLE
Many of Bozita’s wet foods come in a smart Tetra Recart® package which is easy to open and resealable. This keeps both the food and your fridge fresh. The packaging is also environmentally friendly and easy to recycle.
Several of our wet foods are also available in single portion packs, making serving and storing even easier. These are also very handy to take with you if you travel with your cat.
Try to give your cat wet food at least once a day – they’ll appreciate the flavour and texture and you’ll see the health benefits.