Dry Cat Food - Why?
- Problems with Low Moisture Content?
- Cats on a dry food diet are prone to chronic dehydration
- This can cause their urine to become overly concentrated which can lead to urinary tract problems.Cats fed dry food risk becoming chronically dehydrated, increasing the risk of urinary and kidney problems. Most of a cat’s moisture requirements come from food.Cats are designed to fulfil most of their water requirements by eating fresh raw food, therefore they have a low thirst drive.
Commercial dry cat foods—whether the top-priced premium brands, prescription varieties, supermarket brands, or those labelled ‘natural’- are mostly grain-based.Not only is your cat limited in the ability to digest these grain-based proteins, they don’t provide the essential amino acids that a cat needs, like taurine.A cat’s complete protein needs are found in foods such as meat, poultry, fish and eggs.Your cat needs protein from animal sources.Wild Cat Diet - Provides about 49% ProteinDry cat food - Wrong type of Protein