Feeding your cat with both dry and wet food means not only guaranteeing her a balanced diet and supporting her natural needs, but also satisfying her palate with a rich assortment of flavours and helping to reduce the risk of common diseases.
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They drink little by nature
Domestic cats are descended from the African wildcat, which in the desert had little water available. Because of this, cats’ urine is more concentrated, increasing the risk of stones and infections.
They have an incredible sense of smell
Cats are 14 times more sensitive to odours than humans, and even dogs. They are more willing to approach foods with strong and appetising smells.
They tend to gain weight
Much like humans, a sedentary lifestyle can result in weight gain if daily calorie intake is not controlled and balanced with physical activity.
They are hunters and snackers
Wild cats hunt small prey up to twenty times a day, and feed by gnawing the bones, an option not available to domestic cats.
Wet food contains 60% water, providing your cat with the fluids she needs to dilute minerals and stay healthy, even if by her nature she does not drink frequently.
Wet foods, especially when slightly warmed, give off aromas that are irresistible for your cat. What’s more, wet food has a volume that satiates perfectly, preventing excessive calorie intake.
Keeping several bowls with a little kibble around the house will create an environment that suits your cat’s instinctive nature: she can access and happily nibble on snacks, keeping her metabolism active.
Dry foods encourage chewing and keep the oral cavity clean, helping to avoid problems such as plaque and tartar, which over time can affect the teeth.
- An astonishing choice of formats: soups, patés, fillets in jelly, small chunks in broth or cooking water
- Kibble in various sizes to satisfy both kittens and adult cats
- A wide variety of natural ingredients: white and red meats, fish and cereals, vegetables, legumes and fruit, in recipes designed specifically for your cat
Mixed feeding: portions
Wet food in the morning and evening:
to satisfy the appetite and keep your cat hydrated
Dry food during the day:
for a healthy mouth and to satisfy her hunting instincts
To determine portion size for wet and dry foods, use the following formula/table/TBD.