Wet food - help!

(7 Posts)
AyeAyeFishyPie Mon 11-Apr-16 12:49:52

I have a lovely 5 year old rescue. We are new to cat owning and food is still a bit confusing - help please!

I wanted to be on all dried so got Royal Canin (what she has been on before). I got a small box of Whiskas wet food as a back up. Rescue said a little wet too would be better, which is fine by me. She is petite but over 4kg. If I do half and half, she gets about 50g dried in the morning and then 50g in the eve (half a pouch). I worked this out through the RC guidelines. She also has a few (prob 3) dreamies a day and has had a forkful of tuna. She turned her nose up at roast chicken hmm. She is eating most of her food but not scraping it clean so I don't think she is hungry.

But:
1) which wet should I go for? Whiskas is not a long term option, I'd rather give her better quality if I can
2) I looked at Bozita yesterday but they were saying 400g per day for an adult cat - that must be a typo?!

My brain might explode. Help!

WienerDiva Mon 11-Apr-16 12:56:29

You can get James Wellbeloved wet pouches or Applaws (it's not offence to the nose like some others are). Wiskas isn't a great cat food tbh. And they don't have to have wet all, unless they have urinary problems, if your cat doesn't have those health issues just keep on dry. Btw, I've got a petit cat and she eats plenty (she's a bit of a pig), cats on the whole are pretty good at self regulating their weight, there are exceptions to that rule though.

AyeAyeFishyPie Mon 11-Apr-16 13:00:09

weiner thanks, agreed Whiskas is not great, I just bought it as an emergency provision.

Would really really prefer to just do dry but I have read so much about it that scared me. The Internet has too much information in it AFAIAC....

MyBreadIsEggy Mon 11-Apr-16 13:06:16

My cat is a very picky priss when it comes to her food!!
She will happily munch on dry food throughout the day, but as soon as she sees me cooking our dinner, she starts meowing and running round my legs until I give her a pouch of wet food.....not just any wet food though. It 100% has to be Felix "as good as it looks" Ocean Selection, or she won't touch it! I've tried cheaper stuff, I've tried more expensive, better quality stuff, I've tried tuna, roast chicken - she turns her nose up at it. But devours the Felix pouches in minutes few....strange creature.

ScoopyDoo Mon 11-Apr-16 14:34:40

Mine are on James Wellbeloved dry but get 1/2 pouch of wet every day (and another half if they've just come back from the vets like they have today). Like MyBreadIsEggy, they love wet food at least once a day and I have also struggled to wean them off Felix As good as it Looks, but discovered Applaws in small cans which they adore. The tuna ones just look like normal tuna to me; meat ones are more stringy but ingredients still suggest they are mostly meat. It's good quality, expensive but at one tin a day between them I can justify it. Cheaper in bulk.

cozietoesie Mon 11-Apr-16 15:55:28

I thought I was completely stuck with AGAIL Doubly Delicious meat flavours but we've successfully transitioned to Nature's Menu Country Hunter by dint of a little flavour rotation.

I'm not at all sure that my CC is still speaking to me, but at least Seniorboy seems to be enjoying the new stuff. smile

FudgeCat91 Tue 12-Apr-16 14:17:14

When we first got our kitten, we gave her half and half wet & dry. In the last few months she seems to have turned her nose up at the wet now and will happily just munch on biscuits whenever she's hungry.

We put biscuits down in the morning and change them in the evening, but rarely does she finish them. We also give her kitten milk in the evening as a treat. There is so much online about not feeding purely dry food but it works for us, I just always make sure she's had a decent amount to drink during the day too and the vets have said there's nothing wrong with that.

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