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Cat owners love to feed their cat dry cat food because it is easy to store and cost effective. The problem is that dry cat food that is being fed to your cat could be causing them more harm than good. When compared to moist cat food, the dry variety has numerous characteristics that could be potentially harmful to your beloved feline.
Here’s a look at some of the negatives that can come from feeding your cat too much dry food.
The Wrong Type of Protein
Cats need to have a diet that is high in animal protein. The problem with dry food is that is very high in plant based protein and not high enough in animal protein. This means your cat is not getting the proper nutrition or on the right type of diet for them.
Too Rich in Carbs
Like humans, cats need to worry about how many carbs they are eating. Feed a cat too many carbs and it can lead to heart and weight problems. One of the negatives about dry cat food is that it is mostly composed of carbs, which can lead to potential problems with your cat.
Not Enough Water
Cats need to stay hydrated and although they are often pictured drinking water they really don’t get enough water in their diet. Moist food can help compensate for the water they are not drinking. If you feed your cat mostly dry food it can lead to dehydration.
Dry cat food isn’t all bad for your cat, you just need to balance it out with moist, fresh cat food to ensure your cat is receiving the right amount of water and nutrients to keep it healthy.