What kind of diet should my cat be eating?
Your cat needs a balanced diet. The easiest way to guarantee your cat gets the nutrition they need is to give them high quality cat food – usually something from a reputable pet food brand.
Cat food is usually described as either ‘complete’ or ‘complementary’ in its labelling. Wondering what the difference is?
- Complete foods provide all the nutrients in the right measures, so no other food is needed
- Complementary foods (such as treats or snacks) should be combined with other foods to give your cat all the nutrients they need.
When it comes to choosing between wet or dry food, this is your choice. You can feed your cat dry or wet food, or a mixture of both.
- Dry food – dry food is popular with cat owners because it can be left out all day – especially if your cat regulates its own food intake.
- Wet food – wet food is better for fussier cats, as it comes in a wide range of flavours. If your cat has a medical condition, such as urinary issues, you may need to increase their water intake and offering wet food is one way to do this. Speak to your vet for more information.
You can find out more about feeding your cat in our guide.