Does anyone know if Tender Vittles cat food is still around? My cat will turn 13 years old in April. She behaves more like a kitten now than she ever did when she was a kitten, but I am concerned that with her age she may not be able to chew the hard dry cat food I give her. I remember Tender Vittles as a soft dry cat food, but I cannot find it anywhere. I don’t want her to get in the habit of eating only canned food, but I need something that won’t bother her teeth. Does anyone know of any other soft dry cat food?
Could you just moisten her current food with a little warm water? If you give it to her right away, she might just lap up the water, then go back in a bit and nibble on the softened chow.
I did a fair amount of research on homemade pet foods, made them for a few months. The cats, all or a couple, turned their noses up and walked away, no matter which recipe I used. My ancient cat that has had a couple teeth removed seems to like chicken broth with bits of meat, rice and chopped green beans. But because it doesn't contain all the vitamins and minerals they need, it's not the perfect long term diet. I supplimented with kitty vitamins for a time.
I finally opted for the easy way, and just added a bit of water to her dry chow. Success.
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flaja wrote: I am concerned that with her age she may not be able to chew the hard dry cat food I give her.
Cats don't chew their food. They just bite down on it. Dry cat food shatters into smaller pieces that they can swallow.
Do you ever feed your cat raw eggs? They are cheap source of great protein and very easy to eat for a cat with poor teeth. My cats actually come and ask for eggs if they don't fancy what else is on offer.
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