Cat Nutrition & Hydration
Did you know that, in the wild, cats get 75% of their moisture through food and are naturally lazy water drinkers? This begs the question, is your cat getting enough moisture and nutrients in their current diet? Today, we are here to give you some quick tips to keep your cat hydrated and healthy.
Hey there, I’m Zoe from Bentley’s Pet Stuff. Did you know that, in the wild, cats get 75% of their moisture through food and are naturally lazy water drinkers? This begs the question, is your cat getting enough moisture and nutrients in their current diet? Today, we are here to give you some quick tips to keep your cat hydrated and healthy.
To put it simply, cats need moisture-rich diets and one based on high animal-based protein, moderate fat, and low carbohydrates. If a cat’s diet strays from this, they run the risk of developing urinary tract issues, long-term kidney problems, and even diabetes.
The majority of pet owners feed their cats dry food, which consists of only 5% to 10% moisture. Using Bentley’s Mixology feeding guide, you would alternate your furry feline’s food based on mixing animal proteins and food sources, such as freeze-dried, canned, and raw to ensure an optimal nutrient balance.
Canned food contains roughly 75% moisture, plus water added, ensuring that your cat is not only staying hydrated, but also eating food far more nutritious. Following the addition of canned wet food to your furry family member’s diet, we recommend adding an all-natural freeze-dried or dehydrated food. By adding one of those food types into your cat’s diet, it will help fill in any nutritional gaps, while also keeping them excited for mealtime.
To find out more about Mixology and see some of our other videos, click here. Thanks for tuning in with us today, and don’t forget, at Bentley’s, we care about your pets as much as you do.
similar posts in cats
Bentley's Furry Family Holiday Special
Snow has started falling and the countdown to the holidays is well underway. As you start planning for your festive meal this year, don't forget about our furry family members as well. Be sure to spoil them with a holiday meal of their own.View Bentley's Furry Family Holiday Special
Dehydrated & Freeze Dried Food
Have you experimented with dehydrated or freeze dried food for your furry family member? We at Bentley's know not everyone wants to or can try these alternate feeding options, but we'd like to educate you on the benefits of it and give you a guide to incorporate these alternate foods into your pets everyday routine.View Dehydrated & Freeze Dried Food
Skin & Coat Health
Does your furry family member itch all the time, chew their paws, or smell like a bag of Fritos? These all can be signs of minor skin and coat issues. Today we're here to chat about keeping your furry friendâs skin and coat looking good and smelling fresh.View Skin & Coat Health
Have you noticed your furry family member is a little slow to get around or not able to jump on to the couch? When one of our furry friends begins to suffer from a chronic joint disorder, it's often due to the inability to keep up with their body's need glucosamine and other sulfates and acids. This means it's time to to look elsewhere to help supplement your furry friend's diet with products that will keep them jumping for joy.View Joint Health
Pets Dental Health & Hygiene Tips
Is your furry family members breath off putting? Do you find yourself pulling away from pupper kisses? It is estimated that 85% of our furry friends have a type of periodontal disease by age three. Today we'd like to share some quick tips to keep your furry feline's and pups teeth healthy.View Pets Dental Health & Hygiene Tips
shop the best in cats
- cat health & wellness
- cat calming aides
- cat digestion
- cat hip & joint care
- cat supplements & vitamins