Only canned food or only dry food for our cat?
Which one is the best? How can I feed in the best way my cat?
Both of them, cats needs a diet with 60% humidity.
Sinces a long time ago, cats eat little creatures, where them take the humidity that they need also the essential amino acids, like Taurine.
Dry cat food is good for: Cats prone to dental issues. Dry cat food, especially the prescription dental dry foods, creates some abrasive action on the teeth when it is crunched, and thus slows down the rate that tartar accumulates on the teeth.
Underweight cats. Dry food tends to have more calories than canned food, so dry food would be effective for cats to gain weight.
Canned cat food is good for: Underweight or nutritionally challenged cats, who need to put on calories, because canned cat food smells more strongly and entices cats.
Conversely from the above, overweight cats. Canned cat food has fewer calories and is better for weight loss.
Cats with urinary issues also do much better when fed a canned diet. Cats with constipation issues also do better when fed a canned diet, as these diets contain more moisture.
Both, canned and dry have benefits for our cats, and the best way to feed them is with the 2 kinds of food. Giving to your cat on morning and evening canned food and on the rest of the day their dry food like a snack is how you will give a good balance diet.
The most importat here is "quality", remember to read the nutritional information on the packet, for an adult cat is necessary as minimum 26% protein and 9% fat; for kittens and pregnant female cat or nursing needs 30% protein.
Ask your vet for the best food, and think that the supermarket's food not always has the best quality.