10-19-2011, 05:04 PM
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It would be equally hard keeping them clean feeding exclusively dry.
Originally Posted by seebrown
OMG, I really just have to correct this. Wet is MUCH better for cats because of their urinary tract. They evolved differently than dogs, and house cats typically don't drink enough water for their organs to be healthy as they age. Many older cats die of kidney issues because of this. It is a complete misconception that dry is better for any reason for cats, and you are keeping your cat habitually dehydrated on an all-dry diet.
Now, some cats live a long life being habitually dehydrated. Others don't. It's the same kind of argument between feeding something to your dog like Kibbles N Bits versus Taste of the Wild. Just like some humans go through life with no health problems eating McDonalds all day long while others have heart disease and medical issues...
For dogs, ultimately wet/dry doesn't seem to matter, although some of our more experienced members will say that wet is probably a bit better than dry - but unless you are brushing your dog's teeth daily, it's going to be fairly hard to keep them clean if you feed exclusively wet.
I give my pup a mix of mostly dry and some wet (Taste of the Wild and a bit of BB layered in a Kong for meals). Definitely stick to a quality food, regardless - it does matter. The rule of thumb is that the first ingredient in any dog food, wet or dry, should be a named meat (duck, chicken, etc.).
The dog food reviews link is a great site.