I'm of a mind that there are very good quality dry foods
out there, Linda...certainly a much better diet than a human eating
All three persians in my life were fed dry....and all three got runny poos when
I introduced wet when they were in thier younger years....which is why I steered clear
I know a raw diet would be desirable..if done correctly...but not everyone is so inclined
to feed raw...it can be very inconveniet in today's busy lives....
I know, I know...you do it...full time teaching job, travelling to work, etc....but for some
people that would send them off the stress meter...
If you can feed a dry, that is all natural and good quality...and your cat thrives on it..it's
just makes life a little easier...
Part of my problem with dry food is I hear dry food and I think of the 20lb bags for $8.95. Wow, what quality, especially since the first 2 ingredients are grains and #3 is meat by-products. I should be more open minded.
I know some foods like ToTW or Wellness are great and I have used them for several months with various cats.
The other part of my problem is the exact opposite of your experience. I have had and do have cats that if feed 1 tablespoon of kibble will get diarrhea for 1-2 days. It can be the highest quality kibble around or the cheapest -- doesn't matter -- it all produces diarrhea. Their systems can't handle it.
As for the raw and convenience,
I'll be the first to admit that it's not for everyone and that I'm insane.
And just for the record, my stress meter broke about 4 months ago and I haven't had time to fix it lately.