Cleo's Progress

One Cat's Struggle with Feline Hepatic Lipidosis

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Benefits of wet cat food

Since I thought a month or so ago that Cleo was once again developing fatty liver syndrome (feline hepatic lipidosis), I have been feeding her wet cat food exclusively.

I had been told when I was younger that wet cat food was actually worse for cats, because it made their teeth rot. Now I'm finding that the opposite is actually true: Wet cat food is actually better than dry food. This article talks about the lack of healthy protein in dry food, which may in turn make fatty liver disease more likely.

I have to say that since Cleo has been on an exclusively wet food diet, I have noticed some big differences. She is more affectionate and energetic, for one thing. But aside from mood changes, she also appears healthier: Her weight is holding steady, and her fur is softer, shinier, and less prone to matting.

In any case, I'm a believer now, and it's wet food for Cleo from here on out!



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