Looking for a soft or moist "dry" cat food.
June 20, 2012 9:09 PM Subscribe
Is there a "dry" cat food with a soft or moist kibble?
posted by Arethusa to Pets & Animals (26 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I have a cat with feline leukemia who is an extremely picky eater (quite a feat for a former stray!). She utterly refuses wet food. I have tried and tried to get her to eat wet food but it just doesn't interest her. I have tried every kind of wet food I can find. I have tried mixing it with dry, offering it separately along with dry, microwaving it to make it smellier, but she still refuses it.
She loves dry food, but now has gum/teeth problems with make it painful for her to eat, so she only eats small amounts of it before giving up. She is losing weight.
When I noticed that she was having problems with the dry food, I bought a new (expensive) dry food with a very small, specially formulated, easy-to-chew kibble which she ate happily for a few months. But that now seems to hurt her too much and she only takes a few bites of it before giving up. She still acts hungry, following me around crying, "leading" me to the cat-feeding area, but she just sniffs at what I put down and refuses to eat it. She is being treated by a vet for her teeth/gum problems, but his only advice for me as far as getting her eating more is to add water to her dry food to soften it. She refuses to eat the softened dry food.
However -- she will eat as much fish or shrimp as I will feed her, but I can't afford to feed her solely freshly nuked fish or boiled shrimp. Also, I don't think those are nutritionally complete for cats.
So to finally get to the meat of the problem: does anyone know of a dry food with a moist/soft kibble? I have found lots of soft/moist cat treats, but none with a kibble that is soft/moist. This whole situation is complicated by the fact that I live overseas on a U.S. military base, so any food candidates would have to be purchased online and shipped to an FPO address.
I have googled and googled but so far I have found lots of cat treats, but no cat food that matches this description.