All cat owners have asked themselves this question: what is the healthiest type of food for my favorite tomcat? Whether croquettes or pâtés, they both have their specific characteristics.
We will not lie, cat food is the favorite food of our domestic felines. And for good reason, they often taste better than croquettes and have a more appetizing texture .
It is interesting to know that boxes for cats are very hydrating foods since they are composed of 80% water. Cats that eat mainly this type of food therefore have a natural tendency to drink less than those fed on kibbles.
On the other hand, boxes have several drawbacks. First of all, they are not very economical , because they are less nutritious than kibble. A cat will therefore eat 3 times more food a day than kibble to be full and get the daily intake it needs. Thus, cats prone to digestion problems should favor a diet based on kibble.
Finally, the food spoils more quickly . It can quickly be taken over by flies or simply spoil throughout the day.
The kibbles contribute to the good health of your cat’s mouth. They make it easier to remove deposits of tartar thanks to chewing and they promote good breath .
Another advantage is that they keep very well in the open all day long, which considerably reduces the amount of food thrown in the trash. If your furry ball likes to ration meals during the day and eat as much as they want, kibble may well suit them.
Finally, their nutritional value is very good, which allows them to constitute a well-balanced meal for your faithful friend.
On the other hand, unlike mash, it is not wet food since it is made up of only 10% water. It is therefore important to ensure that your four-legged friend has access to a bowl of fresh water at all times of the day.
So, boxes or croquettes?
Both, captain! The two foods each have definite advantages and some disadvantages. It is therefore preferable to alternate them with each meal , or even why not mix the two.
But be careful to respect the doses you give your cat in order to obtain a balanced daily ration. To find out how much will guarantee optimum well-being for your pet, based on their age and weight, do not hesitate to look on the back of boxes or kibble packages or ask your veterinarian for advice.