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The benefits of wet food

 The benefits of wet food

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Unlike dogs, cats have a poor thirst drive which means even when fed a low moisture diet and given free access to fresh water cats may not consume adequate amounts of water. This will result in highly concentrated urine, which can be a contributing factor to issues such as Feline Lower Urinary tract Disease (FLUTD)

Closer to a cat’s natural diet

Cats are obligate carnivores, which means their bodies are designed to rely solely on the nutrients found in animal flesh for survival. Your cat’s digestive system is tuned to process meat, which has a high amount of protein and a very low amount of carbohydrate. Wet foods are generally made primarily of meat and meat by-products (by-products are organs that aren’t muscle meat, such as liver or kidneys).

In a typical wet food, only around 6% of the energy in the diet comes from carbohydrates. In a typical dry food, however, this would be approximately 50%. If your cat is diabetic, then there are significant advantages to feeding a wet food diet, as a diet low in carbohydrates can help to manage your cat's diabetes.

High in animal protein

Your cat’s body has been designed to run on a diet high in protein but as far as your cat is concerned, all proteins are not created equal.  The animal proteins used in Chef wet foods are highly digestible and excellently matched to your cat's needs.

Lower in calories

Because of the higher moisture content, wet food has less calories per kg when compared to dry food. This lower calorie content means that there is less danger of overfeeding wet food and making your cat overweight or obese. If your cat is currently overweight, switching to feeding a diet higher in wet food can mean you can reduce the total calories your cat eats without having to dramatically reduce the quantity of food you serve him.  So you can keep feeding your cat great tasting meals guilt free! 

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