Well, I had a kitten that at first all she ate was wet cat food and I hadn't yet heard of the mixing issues dealling with bacteria. I would recommend trying to get them to eat the very soft (yet dry) pellets. They are still soft but there is no "gravy" at all. I would mix the wet and dry dood but AS SOON AS THEY ARE DONE IT NEEDS TO BE THROWN AWAY!!! I did this and now she eats dry food all the time and I give them some wet food about once or twice a month as treats. Nothing ever happened to my kitty mixing, but only do it if you feel comfortable and have researched what vets say. Hope that this helps.