As a mother of three cats, I am always concerned about giving them the best quality food available. The first food in I bought for my cats was wet cat food, and later on for many years, I observed that my cats always prefer wet cat food over dry.
Wet cat food comes in many forms including meat chunks with gravy, fish slices, minced meat, and much much more. Whichever type of wet food you opt for your cat, it must meet the requirements I have mentioned below section.
Generally speaking, good cat food must contain vitamins, proteins, carbohydrates, fish oils, and salts. However, as cats’ needs vary from those of humans, it would be difficult to provide a satisfactorily complete answer.
Cat’s nutrient requirements depend on their age and activity level as well as their environment and how often they eat: fat cats need less than thin ones, despite what we might expect; an indoor-only cat should have more than a house cat who goes outside for hunting; older cats need more; an outdoor cat that lives exclusively on mice will require different nutrients than one that eats canned food or goes into the house to scavenge for table scraps.
Whatever your particular needs are (or if you’re not sure what they are), we have listed below only the checklist of the most vital nutrients you should check before buying cat food.
When to start giving wet cat food?
The best time to give wet cat food to your cat is when they are around 8-10 weeks old. Kittens this age generally start to wean off of their mother’s milk and need a more solid diet. At first, you can mix the wet food with a little bit of water to help them transition. Make sure to provide fresh, clean water at all times as well. When they are ready for adult food, around 12 months old, they can eat either all wet or all dry food. Ultimately, it is up to you and your veterinarian to decide what is best for your cat based on their individual needs.
Persian cats and wet cat food
Mostly Yes, however, whether or not you can give wet cat food to a Persian cat depends on the specific dietary needs of your individual cat. Some Persian cats may do just fine on a diet of wet food, while others may require a more specialized diet. If you’re not sure what’s best for your cat, it’s always best to consult with your veterinarian.
Persian cats are a relatively popular breed, and as such, there is a lot of information available about their dietary needs. However, every Persian cat is an individual and therefore has different dietary requirements. Wet food may be suitable for some Persian cats, but not all. It’s always best to check with your vet before making any changes to your cat’s diet.
Maine Coon Cats and wet food
The short answer is yes, you can give wet cat food to Maine Coon cats.
Maine Coon cats are one of the largest domesticated breeds of cats. They are known for their long hair, bushy tails, and large size. They are generally considered to be a friendly breed that is good with children and other pets.
One of the most important things you can do to keep your Maine Coon cat healthy is to make sure it eats a balanced diet. This means providing it with both wet and dry food on a regular basis. If your cat does not seem to be interested in eating its dry food, you can try mixing it with a little bit of wet food or water until it gets used to it.
Which wet cat food is considered good?
Good wet cat food should be good in smell or aroma because cats won’t eat anything unless it smells appealing to them. For an average healthy cat, good cat food is that, whose ingredients contain the following food items.
- Protein sources (Chicken or Turkey)- It is considered good for the healthy bones and teeth of your cat. Also helps your cat to lose weight.
- Chicken Liver- It is considered good for the heart functions of your cat.
- Potassium- It is good for the kidneys and heart of your cat. Also helpful if your cat has lost her appetite.
- Sodium- Minor quantity of sodium promotes body growth.
- Fish Oil- A good wet cat food must contain fish oils, as it is not only good for their skin but also save them from allergies and is highly beneficial for their kidneys.
- Calcium- A good wet cat food must contain some quantity of calcium as calcium deficiency causes weakness and muscle stiffness in cats.
- Magnesium- Magnesium is also a vital ingredient of good cat food because a lack of this salt causes muscle shivering, depression, and body pain in cats.
- Vitamin E- A good cat food is also rich in Vitamin E, as it prevents skin diseases and promotes good skin in cats. Also helpful in the speedy healing of wounds in cats.
- Vitamin B-12- you should also check that your cat food contains Vitamin B12 because it is good for the immune system, nervous system, and digestive system of your cat.
- Zinc- Small amounts of zinc in wet cat food is helpful to improve the immune system of cats. It is also helpful if your cat has stopped eating anything due to a stomach disorder.
- Folic Acid- A good wet cat food must also contain folic acid as it increases the oxygen level in their blood. If your cat is too dumped and sleeps, it is a sign of folic acid deficiency.
- Corn starch- It is easily digestible for both cats and dogs and helps promote bladder health in cats.