Canned cat food has substantially less protein than dry, 9% for can, 30+% for dry. I would mix some dry with the canned, you could even soak/microwave it first, in water or chicken fat. Your really only looking for adding water to a meal with can only diets. They probably only add salt to the cans to make a cat thirsty, you could do this with wetting dry cat food (be careful). There is allot of water in meats, may even be cheaper to feed your cats meat instead of cans, certainly will have more protein per ounce. A chicken breast has 54 grams of protein in it, about 30% (same as dry food). Cats need protein and fat, they are carnivorous. This means the fillers are actually bad for them.
Two cans of wet (recommended amount) has 9% protein, one cup of dry (recommended amount) has 30+%, your under feeding your cat by 21+% protein, less than 1/3 of what it should be getting.
I read the label on IAMs and Blue Buffalo (at Wal-Mart) and they just use RICE and PEAS as fillers instead of corn, etc. This makes no difference. At $16 for 4lbs, I expect all meat by-products and no fillers.
Last edited by marie73; 06-26-2019 at 03:18 PM.