Dry Foods for Cats
Nutrition is critical to your cat's overall wellbeing, and it all comes down to selecting the very best food. There are different categories of dry cat food to cater to the unique nutritional needs of your cat. Specialised dry food formulations cater to cats of varying ages, sizes, and health conditions.
At CatSmart, we sell a wide selection of dry cat food from top brands including Finesse, Brit Care, Naturea, so there’s bound to be something here to satisfy every kitty’s taste buds!
Can cats live on only dry food?
Yes, some cats live healthily on dry food alone because they are fed nutritious brands of kibbles and stay hydrated. But bear in mind that as many cats often get dehydrated because of their low thirst drive, this may not be the best nutritional approach.
Should I add water to dry cat food?
Yes, add a ¼ cup of filtered water onto the kibble to moisten and enrich the flavour of the dry food. This will increase your cat’s water intake.
Should I mix dry food and wet food?
Yes, we recommend combining wet and dry food to give your cat the vital hydration it needs. You can choose your own ratio of dry to wet food, but one standard practice is to combine two-thirds of dry kibble with one-third of wet food.
Can I feed my cat different brands of dry food?
Yes, it is a great way to make sure that your cat consumes a well-balanced diet.
Benefits of Cat Dry Food
- Because dry food is less perishable than wet food, it will last longer without getting spoiled as easily
- Some types of dry food have dental benefits (e.g. slow down tartar formation, reduce plaque accumulation)
- Can be easily fitted within treat toys that offer your cat mental stimulation