Cat owners, dry or moist food?

cat - cat
@beckyomg1 (6758)
United States
December 9, 2006 9:15am CST
Which do you prefer to give your cats? I prefer dry for mine.
11 responses
@LoganzMom (619)
• United States
14 Dec 06
tigger - my dry food eating cat
dry definately!!
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@beckyomg1 (6758)
• United States
15 Dec 06
thanks, like the picture.
@JoyfulOne (6242)
• United States
9 Dec 06
I give my cats dry food most of the time, and then twice a week I give them 1 Tablespoon of moist mixed with petroleum jelly to keep the hairballs away. (I never thought vaseline was edible, but my vet recommended I do it this way.)
@beckyomg1 (6758)
• United States
9 Dec 06
hmm never thought of that, i have a persian and maybe that would do the trick.
@lauriefnp (5112)
• United States
9 Dec 06
How much petroleum jelly do you mix in? I use that hairball remedy in a tube, but it's expensive.
@mirage108 (3403)
• United States
11 Dec 06
I have 2 cats and I feed them Dry cat food.
@beckyomg1 (6758)
• United States
12 Dec 06
i think mine are pretty happy on the dry too. sometimes the moist is really smelly. lol thanks for the response.
@deedles88 (297)
• Australia
10 Dec 06
Megs - Thats Meg, being cute:P
I give all that to my cat.. I have always had cats, and i love them.. My finace and I finally got a cat, we adopted her (she was abandoned). I felt so sorry for her, within the first week of being here she put on 2kg:P she got super fat.. Her food bowl has two little compartments and she has one with water, one with dry biscuits, then i have 2 other dishes.. one which i fill with milk and the other wet food.. so she is never hungry.. Needless to say, she is a rather fat kitty now:P
@beckyomg1 (6758)
• United States
12 Dec 06
sounds like shes a happy eater, thanks for the responsse.
@rracers89 (3246)
• United States
10 Dec 06
I always use drt cat food its better for there teeth because it keeps them clean.
@beckyomg1 (6758)
• United States
10 Dec 06
thanks for the response.
@emeraldisle (13145)
• United States
10 Dec 06
We put dry food down for all day use for the cats and the dog. We gave up on trying to put down different foods. The dog ate the cats and the cats ate both dog and cat food. However for dinner we put down a bowl of dry mixed with wet dog food and they all share it together. The dog is very patient and will let the cats eat first or sometimes she'll push in to take some and then wait a few minutes then push in again. We always tell her that it's your food Lassie, go ahead and push them out of the way. She gives us a look like we're nuts and just waits. Go figure.
@beckyomg1 (6758)
• United States
10 Dec 06
i think are animals think we are nuts alot of the time. lol
@jmcruz (11)
• United States
10 Dec 06
It depends on your cats health. Younger cats (older than 6 months) benefit from dry food as it helps their teeth develop and as they get older, the dry food helps keep their teeth clean. However, if a cat has dental problems, dry food can be painful and make them become disinterested in food altogether. Cats with history of urinary problems or kidney problems benefit from prescription foods formulated for these specific health issues.
@beckyomg1 (6758)
• United States
10 Dec 06
thanks
@lauriefnp (5112)
• United States
9 Dec 06
TOBY - best personality in a cat
Your cat looks a lot like mine, except mine has more tan on his paws and chest. How old is yours? Male or female?
@beckyomg1 (6758)
• United States
10 Dec 06
male, and he is about two years old.
@lauriefnp (5112)
• United States
9 Dec 06
TOBY - Here is one spoiled-rotten cat
My cat gets a bowl of dry food (Hills Science Diet for Seniors) to eat throughout the day, and 1/2 of a 3 ounce can of canned food (warmed in the microwave for 7 seconds) every night for "dinner". He is one very spoiled cat!!!When he goes to "camp" at my parents' house (they keep him whenever I'm out of town; he's very portable and settles right in over there), he gets about 2 tbsp. of Mighty Dog, believe it or not!! He got used to eating that when they had a dog and he was over there- he got into it by accident and my mom found him on the counter where he wasn't supposed to be, polishing off the can. I've heard that dry food is better for them overall- more high-quality nutrients, and it helps to clean their teeth. I don't know if this is true or not, but I've read it.
@beckyomg1 (6758)
• United States
9 Dec 06
hmm warming up in the microwave never heard of that but i suppose that they would like it that way.
@sbeauty (5870)
• United States
9 Dec 06
My cats have always eaten dry Science Diet. They seem to like it. I very seldom give them any people food, and if I do it's a piece of meat, like leftover turkey. They have all been very healthy, and although they're getting older, their coats are all very shiny.
@beckyomg1 (6758)
• United States
9 Dec 06
thanks for the response, i sometimes give mine chicken.
@maddog108 (3441)
• Australia
9 Dec 06
my cat eats a lot of fish some from tins some i catch
@beckyomg1 (6758)
• United States
9 Dec 06
thats great thanks