Top 6 Wet Cat Food between $5 and $15

Purina Fancy Feast Grilled Wet Cat Food1Naturally both wet and dry cat food are nutritionally complete. The most obvious difference is the content of moisture which can vary even among wet cat food. If you see canned cat food called gravy you can be sure that the meat chunks are dipped into an added gravy. Well, many cats are just going crazy for that.

Here are some tips of how you should feed your cat with only wet food or combined wet and dry food.

wet cat food

First you need to know the weight of your cat. Generally a cat with a weight of around 10 lbs. should eat about 6-ounce wet food per day if you feed your cat just with canned wet food. If you combine dry and wet food give your cat one 3-ounce can and about ¼ cup of dry food per day.

Purina Fancy Feast Grilled Wet Cat Food1It’s important that you don’t offer the whole amount of food just once, let’s say in the morning. Give your cat’s food always divided into 2 equal feedings of whichever you choose – canned food only or wet food combined with dry food. You should keep this rhythm from kitten to old cat. Always offer your cat enough opportunity to drink fresh water, even more important if you feed your cat only dry food.

These are the standard calories in cat food supporting the above feeding tips: a 3-ounce wet food such as the Purina Fancy Feast Delights contains generally 125 calories. 1/4 cup of dry food contains 75 calories. A cat with the weight of around 10 lbs. needs 200 calories per day. However, ask your Vet if you feel unsure and even more important if your cat is having a health problem. The necessary amount of calorie intake per day changes also when your cat is pregnant and nursing.

Some cats tend to overeat when food is always plentiful available. Help your cat to keep its healthy weight by just offering the recommended amount, even more important with wet food.

Wet food is important for kittens. Normally you should start to give your kitten wet food starting with the age of 4 weeks. Only after the age of 5-6 weeks you can offer dry food, first slightly moistened with water.

Todays wet cat food are highly nutritious meaning they offer a healthy balance of proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals.

If you choose 6-ounce cans of wet cat food and you don’t use the whole amount, always keep the open can in the refrigerator and don’t forget it there otherwise it will spoil.

So many cats I encountered in the vet praxis developed a one-sided taste that made feeding really complicated. In order to prevent your cat of being a solely salmon-fan or liver-fan or another one-food-type-fan try to offer from the beginning on different types of food: chicken, fish, turkey and whatever is available. Cats generally love variety, give it to them!

Product Reviews:

Purina Fancy Feast Delights Grilled Turkey

Purina Fancy Feast Delights Grilled Turkey

Product Highlights

  • Grilled turkey and cheddar cheese
  • With gravy
  • 100% complete and balanced nutrition for kittens and adult cats
  • 24 3-ounce cans

Customer reviews

This is the first wet food my 2 year old Pixel cat will eat consistently. This solves the breath and constipation issues.

The fussy cats love it. We have tried both the chicken and turkey varieties, and they clean their plates.

 I talked to my vet and he said that as long as you look for these with more real meat, it is fine.


 

SHEBA Pate Variety Pack

SHEBA Pate Variety Pack

Product Highlights

  • Variety pack
  • Chicken, salmon and beef
  • Corn-free, no wheat, no soy, no artificial flavors or preservatives
  • 12 3-ounce cans

Customer reviews

She (my cat) loves the flavors, and it was super easy to switch her off of her beloved dry food.

I really appreciate the snap-on plastic cover included in the box.

I love buying cat food without leaving the house!

Since this review was written, Sheba Wet Food has discontinued selling this product. An alternate is now available.


 

Purina Fancy Feast Gravy Salmon

Purina Fancy Feast Gravy Salmon

Product Highlights

  • Seared Salmon with chunks
  • With gravy
  • For kittens and adult cats
  • 24 3-ounce cans

Customer reviews

This is our regular, every day cat food for our 8 cats. There is enough variety in the flavors to please everyone.

Our almost 5 month old kitten is obsessed with these!

It’s the only brand my cats are not sick on and worth every penny.


 

9Lives Pate Favorites Variety Pack

9Lives Pate Favorites Variety Pack

Product Highlights

  • Variety  pack
  • With real chicken and tuna
  • Complete nutrition for kittens and adult cats
  • 12 3-ounce cans

Customer reviews

I am totally comfortable in feeding this brand to my cats.

This cat food is less expensive than other similar products, yet is liked more by my cats who express a rather discriminating taste.


 

Purina Friskies Classic Pate

Purina Friskies Classic Pate

Product Highlights

  • Variety Pack with salmon, mixed grill, turkey and giblets
  • 100% complete and balanced nutrition for kittens and adult cats
  • Contains artificial, natural flavors and salt
  • 24 5,5-ounce cans

Customer reviews

I have a picky old cat. This is the only cat food she will eat.

My cat is 24 now, can barely walk, but he loves his frisks! The 3 flavors are enough variety to keep him interested.


 

WHISKAS Purrfectly Chicken Entree

WHISKAS Purrfectly Chicken Entree

Product Highlights

  • Chicken in natural juice
  • Easy-to-serve pouch
  • Complete and balanced cat food
  • 24 3-ounce cans

Customer reviews

Surprisingly, this particular Whiskas Chicken wet food, doesn’t have all the usual garbage fillers or by products. Definitely recommend it.

This is the best I have found for older cats.

The only cat food my cat Pierre will eat.

* Prices are good at the time the article was written, but subject to change without notice.


 

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2 Responses to Top 6 Wet Cat Food between $5 and $15

  1. L. Marie says:

    What would you recommend giving to a stray cat? An orange tabby has made himself at home in the bike shed of my apartment building. A neighbor and I have been giving him food, since the winters here are cold. But I’m not sure what’s good for him.

  2. Cecilia says:

    For a stray cat the best kind of food is dry food and the possibility of fresh water. Observe the cat’s eating habits in order to keep the feeding bowl empty after the cat has eaten to not attract other animals. I hope, this could help.

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