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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-17-2015, 09:32 PM Thread Starter
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Adding water to food

Is it ok to add water to my cats food?

I give wet with a small amount of dry mixed in. I've been trying to find a way to keep Cheddar satisfied with how much food he gets so he's not anticipating more food literally-all-day- long and getting into trouble looking for food. He's not hugely fat, but a bit pudgy and he was terrible when I decreased his portions.
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-17-2015, 10:10 PM
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I add water to the boys food all the time. I say go for it.
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I'm not sure how it will help keep him satisfied, but I don't see why you couldn't add water.
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post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-17-2015, 10:19 PM
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I have to add warm water to Ammy's wet food after it has been refrigerated, else she'll hardly touch it. It might not help, but there should be no harm in it.

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I always add a little extra water to the food. I leave a little of the food in the tin, mix in water so it becomes soupy and then mix it into the food.
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post #6 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-18-2015, 12:02 AM
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I do the same. My cats love it soupy!

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post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-18-2015, 08:06 AM
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If you want to fill him up, add some pumpkin...the fiber will fill him up better than water.

Dry food contains a ton of bacteria on the surface. Mixing it with wet food makes it a breeding ground for that bacteria to multiply. Adding warm water makes the environment even worse. If he eats all his food as soon as served (15 minutes or so)....fine. But don't leave it out for any length of time or you may end up with a sick kitty.


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post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-18-2015, 01:52 PM Thread Starter
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Hmmm, pumpkin? Sounds good.

Both Cheddar and Devon eat right away. They have to be on a schedule like the dogs are because then the dogs would eat the cat food if left out.

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How much pumpkin would you recommend for approx. 15lbs cats?

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post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-19-2015, 05:39 PM
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I always add water to Smokey's food. He gets a bit of dry food mixed withhalf a can of wet food and a bit of water (couple of tablespoons) all squished together. Usually cleans his plate within about 5 minutes, unless frightened off. Then he's back ASAP to finish the job.
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