Cats can be complicated creatures. Some have a love for drinking water and will do so whenever they get the chance, whether it’s sitting on the bathroom sink patiently waiting for their owner to turn the facet on so they can lap water up with their sandpaper tongues, or sneakily sipping from an unattended cup of water on the coffee table.
However, cats often don’t drink as much water as they should, which can lead to dehydration, a dangerous condition that means their bodies aren’t able to function properly. The symptoms of dehydration in cats include sunken eyes, lethargy, loss of appetite, dry mouth, elevated heart rate, decreased skin elasticity and panting. If left untreated, this condition can cause serious health complications that require medical intervention, which is a stressful situation for kitties and their owners.
Thankfully, there are many different types of wet cat foods that can help get more fluids into fickle felines who turn their tiny noses up at the water bowl. These foods can contain broth or gravy; many come in cans, while others are packaged in pouches, etc. Either way, these high-moisture foods are a great way to supplement a kitty’s water intake.
And even if a cat loves to drink water, wet food is still a good addition to their diet because if they only eat dry food, they may be consuming too many carbohydrates. The risk there is that they could potentially becoming overweight or even obese, which, like dehydration, is another dangerous health condition. Wet food is also more “meaty” than kibble, which helps satisfy a cat’s carnivorous appetite and gives them the protein that they physically require.
It’s beneficial for manufacturers to continue producing a wide range of wet cat foods, and for retailers to keep stocking their shelves with these various cans, cups and pouches. These products help keep felines properly nourished, hydrated and at a healthy weight, all while fulfilling their natural cravings for meat. After all, a happy kitty can bring so much joy to a cat lover’s life.
Redbarn Pet Products has launched Filets, a line of high-protein and high-moisture cat food made with premium, nutrient-dense ingredients such as shrimp, tuna, salmon and pumpkin. Each 2.8-ounce can offers large flakes of tender meat simmered in a delicious broth or gravy formulated for optimum flavor and nutritional value.
Aujou by RAWZ
Aujou is a line of shredded cat food pouches from RAWZ. Exclusive for independent retailers, it is 100 percent gum-free, contains no potato starch and uses no BPA in the pouch linings. Parsley is used as a natural source of vitamin K. No ingredients come from China and all profits are donated to charity.
Tiki Cat After Dark
Tiki Cat After Dark takes wet to a whole new level, with unique proteins like duck, quail and pork in a safely prepared and ready-to-serve food. After Dark contains high moisture, which gives cats the supplemental water they need. The hand-packed cans offer a complete and balanced diet for all life stages.
Petcurean offers seven recipes in its NOW FRESH wet food line for cats. The NOW FRESH wet recipes, which contain bone broth, are non-GMO and feature novel textures, including wild salmon stew, turkey stew and minced chicken recipes for cats.
Caru Cat Stews
These limited-ingredient, natural diets look, smell and taste like a home-cooked meal and can be served at every life stage. Made using human-grade ingredients sourced in the USA. Packed with vitamins, minerals and taurine, with no GMO ingredients, grains or gluten. Come in four flavors: Chicken, Turkey, Chicken & Crab and Wild Salmon & Turkey.
Nulo FreeStyle Pouches
Grain-free Nulo FreeStyle Pouches for cats come in a variety of recipes made with minced beef, shreds of chicken or flaked fish. All ingredients in these 2.8-ounce pouches are either meat or broth. FreeStyle Pouches are a great way to treat cats or increase their moisture intake.
Applaws Cat Pouches
Applaws grain-free cat pouches are a convenient way to deliver the highest-quality meat protein in a range of deli-inspired recipes. The food is 100 percent natural, featuring pieces of tender chicken breast or fish fillet in broth that can be viewed through the window on the front. Nothing is added and nothing is hidden. Applaws cat pouches are intended for intermittent or supplementary feeding only.
Health Extension Chicken in Gravy
Health Extension’s Chicken in a Gravy Recipe was designed to ensure cats are getting a fresh meat taste they love while also getting the nutrition needed to thrive. Cats generally rely on getting their needed water intake through meals and often won’t drink much. So including additional moisture in flavorful things like gravy is a great way to help keep them hydrated.
Wellness Complete Health Gravies
Wellness Complete Health Gravies feature delectable bits in ample gravy without grains, fillers or Carrageenan. The Gravies lineup, which provides tasty nutrition with plenty of hydration, is available in delicious flavors that cats love, including Tuna, Chicken, Turkey and Salmon recipes.