The benefits of wet cat food
The food we choose for our cat is essential for ensuring a healthy life. You may not be aware of this, but there are 41 essential micronutrients that your cat needs to perform the normal vital functions. In the wild, a cat would normally supply itself all the necessary nutrients by feeding on a variety of prey. If the cat is domestic, nutrients should be taken through the foods we choose for them. For this reason, your cat’s diet must be complete and balanced.
The importance of water
As you may know, cats tend to drink very little, which is why they are often prone to urinary tract disorders. When the water supply is not sufficient, the urine “concentrates” and tends to form stones. This is more common with sterilized cats as they stay at home and aren’t very active.
Wet foods support the function of the urinary tract because they help supplementing important liquids for your cat. These liquids can prevent the formation of crystals that later can form into stones.
Palatability and calories
Felines often have difficult tastes and easily get tired of eating the same food. Fortunately, stews are very appetizing, especially those with 100% natural ingredients, where the ingredients are steamed and filleted and diced. The delicate texture and aroma also contribute to the palatability (they can also be heated to release an even more delicious smell!).
For this reason, moist foods are also suitable for cats with lack of appetite and elderly cats who have difficulty chewing.
Wet food is ideal for cats that tend to gain weight easily: thanks to the low fat content, the wet food is less caloric. The cat, therefore, eating a portion of wet food feels full but stores less calories. The practical single-portion dosage also help preventing excessive food intake.
Wet foods also help regulating the intestine by reducing the possibility of constipation.
Which moist food should I choose?
Unless instructed by your vet, it is always recommended to combine wet and dry foods in your cat’s diet to reap the benefits of both.
It should always be kept in mind that wet foods can be complete or complementary.
In the first case, the intake of the right amount of “complete” wet food will be enough to ensure that your cat would have all her nutritional needs met. In the latter case, complementary food must be served together with complete food, for example a product from the Schesir Dry line.
If you prefer to feed your cat only with dry products, we recommend that you also include in its diet a portion of wet food, so as to preserve the function of the urinary tract.
If you prefer to use only moist foods, we recommend that you double check if they are complete, such as the Schesir bio line of moist foods.