• When cats are adopted from the shelter; we encourage people to include canned food in their feline’s diet. Cats are carnivores requiring a meat-based diet for optimal health. Cats also have a low thirst drive and need to consume water “with” their food.

  • Cats lack the metabolic pathway that humans and dogs use for processing carbohydrates. Cats can digest and utilize a small amount of carbs. The excess many times turns into body fat. Over half of the cats in the United States are overweight or obese which is contributing to a rising rate of feline diabetes.

  • Another prominent feature of a cat’s natural diet is a high water content. Dry cat food is only 5-10% water. Studies have shown that cats on canned food consume double the amount of water when compared to cats eating only dry food. This chronic dehydration may be a factor in kidney disease and is a major contributor to bladder disease(crystals, stones, FUS, FLUTD, cystitis).

  • Canned foods are higher in protein and lower in carbohydrates than dry food. Their high water content increases the cat’s overall fluid intake which helps to keep the kidney and bladder healthy. We should feed our cats a variety of foods. With canned food, it is easy to vary the brands and flavors.

  • Many cats do not like still or standing water. As a result, they may dislike drinking from a cat bowl or dish. Most felines prefer moving water from a cat water fountain or faucet. Water makes up about 60 percent of your cat’s body so it is vital to maintain proper hydration through adequate water intake. Another way to improve a feline’s water intake is by feeding wet cat food.

  • Dry food is a great convenience but at least 50% of the diet should be a high-protein, high-moisture, low-carb diet such as canned food. Diet is the foundation for optimal health for any living being including our feline companions.

If you interested in adopting one of our cats or kittens; you must complete an Adoption Application on our website.  One of our volunteers will contact you only after we receive your application.

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Cats Benefit from Wet food in Their Diet

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