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Every cat wants to know where the food is. And each owner – what benefits this food brings. We understand the nuances of wet food and choose the appropriate option.
Benefits of wet food
The first advantage is evident already at the search stage – wet cat food is extremely diverse. Even the most capricious pet will be able to choose from a dozen types of jellies, sauces, pâtés and mousses.
And the main advantage of wet food is its … humidity! It is suitable even for those cats that do not consume large amounts of water – while feeding dry food without drinking plenty of water can lead to health problems. In addition, the high moisture content in the feed is the prevention of diseases of the kidneys and urinary tract.
The soft texture makes the wet food suitable for both toddlers and older cats. Some of its types do not require chewing at all – for example, a kitten can gently lick a gentle mousse. While dry food requires strong teeth and gums from the animal.
Varieties of wet food
While the cat chooses its favorite food flavor, the owner can choose the packaging that is convenient for storage:
Պահածոներ. Food in an airtight tin can has a long shelf life – but only until it is opened. Opened cans can spoil or simply dry out, so the volume of the jar should correspond to the volume of 2-3 servings. And for convenient and easy opening, choose a package with a built-in knife.
Սարդեր They are packets. Most wet foods are packaged in them, with the exception of specific pâtés or minced meats. The volume of the pouch is designed for one or two feedings, many of them are equipped with a zip lock (zipper on the top edge for easy opening). When buying, pay attention to the integrity of the bag – any damage can lead to loss of tightness and damage to the product.
Lamister. Such a sonorous name is an aluminum foil box with a film lid. This package can withstand high temperatures. . Lamisters most often contain pates and mousses, and open by analogy with yogurt.
Tetrapak. The practical packaging in the form of a box is made of six-layer metallized cardboard. It keeps the feed fresh for a long time, even after depressurization. Tetra-packs are suitable for storing all types of food, from pies to large meat pieces, and their volume is designed for several meals.
Found a suitable option? Then do not forget to check what rate of wet food corresponds to the weight and age of your pet, and gradually begin the transition to a new diet.
How to feed your cat wet food
It is not enough to buy an annual supply of food – you need to use it correctly. The cat will gladly take on this mission, and you can control the process for compliance with the following conditions:
Moderation and regularity How much wet food to give a cat – the product packaging or the official website of the manufacturer will tell you. Please note: the daily rate must be divided into several feedings.
Wet food should not be left in the bowl after eating. If the pet did not eat the food immediately, the leftovers should be discarded. And in repeated cases, adjust the portion size.
Հիգիենիկ To prevent the growth of bacteria, open packaging should be stored in the refrigerator for no longer than 72 hours, and the cat bowl should be washed after each meal.
Տարատեսակ In addition to wet food, the pet should receive a solid supplement – it will help clean the teeth from plaque. For these purposes, dry and wet food can be present in the cat’s diet at the same time, but you should not mix them in one meal. An example of an optimal combination would be the following scheme: wet food for breakfast and dinner, dry food during the day. In this case, it is desirable to use feed from one manufacturer and even one line.
Your cat is definitely lucky to have a caring owner. It remains only to wish him bon appetit!