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.
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