Dry, but not really

If you place dry cat food on a paper towel and leave it there a while, you’ll find later that the paper towel has absorbed moisture. “Dry” food is never as dry as we think. In fact, it contains up to 12 percent moisture, some of which is fat put on as a coating to improve the taste. (Remember, a cat loves and needs fat.

The bad news about dry food is that it is still lower in moisture than a cat’s natural foods (mice, birds and other small animals), and cats who are fed dry food constantly are susceptible to feline urological syndrome. The obvious solution: vary dry food with other foods and keep plenty of water available.
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