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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-29-2008, 10:15 PM Thread Starter
 
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Mixing Dry and Wet Food

Hi everyone,

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I am trying to get my cat to eat healthy canned food (WeRuVa, Avoderm & Wellness) in addition to her dry food (Wellness Core), with the intention to eventually eliminate all the dry food, but the problem is she won't eat the canned food 9 out of 10 times. Lately, I've been mixing the dry and wet food together, and have had succes with that. My question is, is this okay to do? I know that you're not supposed to add water to dry food, because of bacteria, but this is the only way my cat will eat canned food.
I am looking forward to everyone's responses.
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Re: Mixing Dry and Wet Food

I'd make sure you feed just enough to be eaten right away, and throw away the leftovers. Your cat will get used to scheduled meals.




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Re: Mixing Dry and Wet Food

Thanks for the reply, Jeanie. I'll definitely follow your advice.
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Re: Mixing Dry and Wet Food

I'd continue mixing the wet with the dry whilst slowly reducing the amount of dry until there is none. I switched to avoderm and wellness this way. One kitteh wouldn't eat the wet at first, so I put some dry with it and she ate it. Then over a week or two I slowly reduced the dry, and now she eats the wet without any dry in it at all. It's easier on their digestive adjustment this way too. if you try to switch them instantly they may get gassy and runny for a while.

I like the avoderm select cuts because it has little chunks in it which I hope helps keep the teeth clean. The wellness is a nice food but it is just like a paste; no chunks. So mixing the two I think gives good of both worlds. Avoderm select cuts is kind of pricey. I also found the stubborn to eat wet food kitteh really liked the gravy in the avoderm so taht helped with the switch too.
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