Why Mixed Feeding Your Cat Is Ideal For Their Health

Ming and Minx are my two adopted kitties. I rescued them from the streets… well, more like I took them in. When I picked them up they were skinny and malnourished. So I wanted to make sure that I take good care of them and feed them healthy food. So yes, we’re still in the topic of eating healthy but this time for our beloved pets.

I normally just feed them with dry food. I prefer Whiskas as it has more nutritional benefits for my cats.

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Cats require a high-fat, high-protein diet with certain nutrients that will boost its health and development, giving you a contented and thriving kitty.

According to WHISKAS Malaysia, about 71% of cat owners in Malaysia often opt for dry cat food while 28% of owners prefer wet food for their cat. I am one of the 71%! But apparently, feeding them only dry food is not enough! I found out that it is preferable that we feed our kitties both dry food and wet food.

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Research from The Waltham Centre for Pet Nutrition suggests that both types have their plus points[1]. Research shows that feeding your cat both dry and wet food will allow them to benefit from the best of both practises. This method is widely known as mixed feeding[2].

Dr. Susan Wan, Veterinarian and Head of Customer Development, Specialist Trade for MARS Malaysia and Singapore said:

“Mixed feeding is recommended daily to ensure that your cat gets the benefit of both dry and wet food. You can give your cat wet food for two meals and dry food for the third meal each day or opt to mix both into their meals. The dry food will help improve your cat’s oral health while wet food will provide your cat with much needed water to keep them hydrated. Cat owners can rest assured that their feline friends are getting all the nutrients and water they need with mixed feeding.”

Mixed feeding is recommended daily to ensure that your cat gets the benefit of both dry and wet food. Here are some more of the benefits of Mixed Feeding:

  1. Cat owners can rest assured that their feline friends are getting all the nutrients and water they need with mixed feeding.
  2. Feeding your cat wet food increases its water intake hence improving its urinary tract health.
  3. Wet food has been known to promote healthy metabolism as cats are capable of swallowing and digesting their food without chewing it.
  4. Dry food also holds complete and balanced nutrition with the added benefit of improving oral hygiene for your cat.

What I do now is I give my kitties wet food in the morning and afternoon while I feed them dry food at night. You can opt to mix both in one meal if you like.

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 Mixed feeding is the best solution if you are looking to give your cat a 100% complete nutritional diet. Not only will this method give cat owners the satisfaction of having a healthy cat, but cats also enjoy a mixture of wet and dry food.

It is good to note that Whiskas offers a great selection of wet and dry foods for our kitties to keep them healthy and happy.

 

For more information on mixed feeding, log on to www.waltham.com

[1]http://www.waltham.com/document/nutrition/cat/cat-urinary-tract-health/276/

[2] https://www.petmixedfeeding.ca/faq

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