She eats wet food and dry food. But as it gets older adult cats only need to eat 2-3 times a day so there is no need to have kibble out for them. In fact, research shows that many cats that eat a therapeutic dry cat food are also eating a wet cat food from a supermarket. (See transition post) A more common need is if you’ve been feeding raw food all week or month and you run out and will prepare a new batch soon. How many people out there mix raw food with canned? Yes, if you have a 12 year old cat that has only eaten one kibble food its entire life, changing his food will upset his stomach and he will most likely get sick. Generally, I prefer to feed a varied diet to both kittens and cats. No. I brought Cornelius home at at almost 5 months. Canned/wet food is better because it more closely mimics the cat's natural diet. Make sure that your cat’s food is rich in moisture. Posts. Also if I am gone for a night and I have a neighbor come and care for my cat sometimes I’ll have them give canned food. And for dinner I give my cat Wellness wet cat food with warm water and BBW dry food mixed into it, is this okay? http://healthypets.mercola.com/sites/healthypets/archive/2013/04/15/raw-food-diet-part-3.aspx, http://feline-nutrition.org/answers/answers-feed-raw-and-dry-at-the-same-time. Discussion Starter • #1 • Dec 4, 2013. I occasionally give her raw food. This could be the cause of her upset stomach. From there, changing their food to a fresh raw food should be easy! Remember though, that variety is key when feeding large amounts of any fresh food. It is okay to mix raw and wet. 1; 2; Next. With a moisture content of around 10%, dry food goes against the basic design of a cat’s digestive system since it is not instinctual for a cat to drink water. Basically the digestive system processes dry food as a carbohydrate and raw/wet food as a protein. Yes it is okay to mix wet and dry food. After 3 days I began feeding him various wet foods. Or even within at least 8 hours or so. The shape, texture and aroma are among the most important pet food attributes that entice your dog or cat's appetite. However if you have a healthy young cat that has been exposed to different foods and has developed a healthy GI track, they can handle the change and variety of foods and in fact it is very healthy for them. They could become chronically dehydrated. This canned food is also safe for human consumption so it doubles as an emergency supply for both two-legged and four-legged members of the house. However, I am not sure if my cat loves a different taste or not. 2. I gave up very quickly, in retrospect I wish I would have tried insisted a bit more. ( But the mix is predominantly wet food, just a little bit of dry food to make him feel fuller. One is transitioning from kibble to raw. Twenty years later followed the matching dry food from the same brand. That depends. I did this for a little over a week before I purchased a grinder and started started preparing home made raw. In the meantime you can feed your cat commercial wet food. Member. your cat is ill and requires more flavorful food as an enticement to eat. Yes, as long as the wet food is of moderate to high quality. Making your own raw cat food gives you the most control over what goes into your cat's food, allowing you to select the meats and supplements you use. Make sure the cat get a good amount of canned and the dry just to eat during the day. That’s not because the vegetables are bad for you it’s because your GI track is not healthy and robust. Why is Raw Food Suitable for Cats? The same can be applied to cats. After feeding dry food I would wait at least 6-8 hours before feeding raw. 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