Meals and feeding
 

Meals and feeding  

Johnson Lai
Originally Answered: Meals and feeding

Hello! First time posting here, so forgive me if it's not in the right place.

I live alone in a condo, and I'm considering adopting an adult cat, but I'm a worrier. I've read a lot that cats should only eat wet food, and at least twice a day, 12 hours apart. My concern is: it is impossible to guarantee I'll be home to put out wet food 12-hours apart, every day for the lifetime of the cat. The best I can do is one wet meal plus one dry meal (using an automatic feeder if I'm not home).

I don't want to go into an adoption without knowing I can provide a decent quality of life. Maybe cat adoption isn't for me?

Thanks for building this community; I've learned a lot.


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mreg376
Originally Answered: Meals and feeding

In general wet food is better than dry, to make sure your cat gets the moisture he or she will require.  That being said, a good dry food is fine too, as many many cats have lived long healthy lives on dry food, as long as there is plenty of fresh water around.  There are also cat water fountains.  A combination of a wet and dry diet is very common, and absolutely fine.  Sometimes your cat gives you no choice as what he or she will eat.  So go ahead and adopt -- it's incredibly rewarding, and there is a cat out there waiting for you to give him or her a forever home. 


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