Any (good) reason to feed some dry cat food?
I'm at the end of week 2 of switching my 3 cats to a mostly wet food diet. Right now they are on a supermarket brand, mostly to make sure they would eat the wet before I invest in the better foods available. I'm already noticing a slight difference in one cat's fur, much silkier than before! Since this was the cat I was most worried about for the switch with a sensitive GI tract, looks like it's a go from here on out. Also have split feedings into 2 meals, as opposed to 1. I must say, the litter boxes are a little stinkier than they have been and I've taken to cleaning 2x a day to keep the smell down, plus the urine output has increased.
My initial plan was to just feed a small amount of the last of the dry food bag we had until it was gone and then no more. The cats still eat it, but gladly leave their bowls when the wet is put down. I do have easy access to Evolve dry and wet (http://www.triumphpet.com/evolve/evolve.pdf ) at our grocery store, which I'm leaning towards for the wet anyways. My other option is Castor and Pollux Organix, albeit for a much higher price(slowly educating DH on cat nutrition without shocking him). Newmans Own and Rachel Ray foods are also available, along with the lower end brands (Friskies, Purina, Iams...).
So is their really any good reason to keep some dry food in the diet? These cats don't do well with "free ranging" for food, they will just eat until the bowl is empty. I've been keeping track of the caloric intake with the new diet so they are getting the same amount calorie-wise with any change.
Growing up the cats always had wet and dry. Dry was usually free access all the time. Granted the cats were a little overweight, but lived into their late teens.