Whether you are considering changing your pet’s food because your Vet has told you to or because your pet doesn’t like their current food. It is always smart to consult with your Veterinary on what you are wanting out of your pet’s new diet. When changing food there are a few things to remember; choose your new food wisely and make the change slowly.
When choosing your pet’s new food, consider what your pet’s needs are. Does your pet need to lose weight? Does your pet have dental problems? Does your pet have certain dietary considerations? These are all very important questions to ask yourself before buying new food. After consulting your Veterinarian they may recommend a prescription diet. This is a food that is specially tailored to your dog or cat’s needs and only available at your Vet’s office. If your pet doesn’t have special consideration then a well-balanced dry kibble is a good option. Dry kibble is better for the teeth. The more they chew their food, it helps to break down the tartar that can build up on their teeth.
Cat Food: Dry vs Canned
As Veterinary professionals this is a question we get asked often, “Is it better for my cat to eat dry kibble or canned food?” At times this is a difficult question to answer because there is not one clear correct answer. The better answer to that question is, “it depends”. Each cat is going to be different and has different dietary needs. It is more important to tailor a diet to your unique cat than just to use a blanket statement of yes or no. Although wet foods do provide a higher water content, this does not truly affect the amount of water they drink or the body water content. Choosing cat food that is exactly what your pet needs is most important. Talking with your Vet to find the best food for your pet.
Utah Veterinary Hospital
161 East 30 North
American Fork, UT 84003