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I feel like I'm asking the same question as everyone else...but I'm going to ask it anyway.

Since I joined the forum a few weeks ago and noted that everyone thought the world of wet food. I decided to supplement my cats 100% dry food diet (they were getting a mix of purina products). So, I've been giving each cat 1 packet of Nutro Natural wet food per day, when I get home from work.

Anyway, they love it. But Kitty usually leaves some in her bowl and it sits there all night. The next day they'll finish it off before I get home from work. Is it okay for the wet food to sit out for more than a certain amount of time, like 15 hours before they eat it?

Also, as long as I'm posting this. I can't find a better quality food that the kids will eat. They LIKE purina. I've tried the Nutro Natural dry and Chicken Soup, they hate it. I've been thinking of trying Wellness, but it's so expensive. Are there other good tasting dry foods? (And what do I do with the 8lb bag of Nutro Natural that they won't touch?)
 

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I am so happy you posted your question! I have the very same question!
As far as Wellness....my cat would NOT touch it!
As far as your leftover bag of Nutro? I would donate it to
a shelter or a friend?

I just put some wet food in my cats bowl...he just looked at me like....
"Oh God! not this again!!!" I did buy Chicken Soup canned! He loves Chicken Soup dry...Soooooo.... :D
If it turns out he wont eat the wet...I will have to try Nutro Natural packets.
 

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Mine both like the Nutro Natural pouches, they just don't finish the food right away. So, trying those, like you mentioned, might be a good idea.

I don't want mine cats dependant on wet food everyday, in case I'm away from home overnight. I want them to have a dry food to eat as well. I wish they sold all the dry foods in one serving pouches. Then it wouldn't be so expensive to find something they like.
 

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You don't want to leave the wet food out overnight. Just let them eat what they can in 1/2 hr and pick up the leftovers and put them in the fridge. You can try feeding the rest again in the morning or later at night. You don't want to risk the bacterial growth.
 

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I have heard that Royal Canin (comparable to Nutro dry food) is the most palatable dry food for cats, at least this is what my boss told me. So maybe you could try your kitties on that dry food? Just keep experimenting!
 

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my kitties hate their leftovers, even if i put in some chicken broth, etc. i think they know that they're leftovers and just turn their noses away at it. hmph!
 

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Wet food can be kept for a couple days in the fridge, but shouldn't be left out too long. I learned this the hard way (it was a few hours old I think) when I had to clean diarrehea off my bed.
 

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Do not leave wet food out for more than 30 min. or so b/c it will grow bacteria on it. Alot of times like DrJean said, try gradually changing foods, cats can be real finicky about foods :roll:
 

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Food they love

I have a lot of cats and the one food they all love is Innova dry. It's expensive, but it's a good food and if they "all" like it, then it's worth th price to me.
 
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