Any cons? 

Like any other pet food, dehydrated products have a few downsides, which makes them not as commonly used as kibbles and wet foods. Here are a few disadvantages worth mentioning:

  • High cost. This is the major downside of dehydrated cat food. While some medium-quality kibbles cost $0.40-0.60 a day, air-dried foods might be worth $0.80-1.60 per day, which is twice more expensive. Be prepared to increase your expenses if you have a multi-cat household.
  • Poor variety. There aren’t many manufacturers producing air-dried (not freeze-dried) cat food with Ziwi Peak being the leader on the US market. The majority of lineups are limited by a couple of flavors, so finding the best one for your pet might be a true challenge.
  • Consistency. When you add water to dehydrated pieces of meat, they are rather like pate-style food than kibbles – some cats hate that. When served dry, this food is not very palatable. 

In a word

If you want your feline friend to enjoy an all-natural diet with the maximum amount of organic nutrients, consider serving it the best dehydrated cat food. By being slowly heated, these products preserve the majority of vitamins and minerals, not mentioning the enticing meaty flavor.

Many cats love dehydrated food when it’s cooked properly. Find a suitable product for your four-legged pal and you will see positive changes in his health and well-being pretty soon.

I am Claudine, a College of Veterinary Medicine alumni and cat health & lifestyle specialist. In this blog, I share my personal experience and recommendations on improving cat’s diet, behavior, and both physical and psychological state.

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