Cat Hydration 101
It’s common for cats to experience urinary issues at some point in their lives. Ensuring your cat is hydrated is key to keep the bladder flushed out and urine dilute to avoid issues like infections, crystals, and blockages. In the wild, a cat’s ancestors obtained the majority of their moisture intake from the prey they killed and ate. Domesticated housecats today, who are provided with their food, may be lacking in proper hydration that is key in supporting overall health.
Read on to discover how to keep your cat hydrated by feeding them a moisture-rich diet to ensure they are getting enough water if they don’t frequently seek it out on their own.
Frozen raw morsels
These quick-thaw, grain-free, and high-protein morsels are the most pristine and economical biologically appropriate raw nutrition available. Recipes contain 98% meat, organs, and bone to mirror a cat’s ancestral diet and provide over 70% moisture that is so important to your cat’s diet and overall health. Stella & Chewy’s frozen raw morsels provide complete and balanced nutrition for all life stages and are rich in taurine. The minimally processed recipes are gentle on the digestive system and are enriched with probiotics and antioxidants to support whole body health.
Frozen raw medallions
Stella’s Selects are high in protein and contain 70% moisture. Made up of real, shredded muscle meat, these frozen medallions deliver premium nutrition and a unique texture even the pickiest cats will go wild for. This diet is complete and balanced for all life stages and is a great grain-free, vegetable-free, and bone-free option for cats needing a more limited ingredient option. Recipes are rich in taurine and enhanced with probiotics and antioxidants to support digestion and whole body health.
Freeze-dried raw morsels
Identical in formulation and nutrition to our frozen raw morsels with 98% meat, organs, and bone but all of the moisture is removed during the freeze-drying process. This makes for a shelf-stable product and the most convenient way to feed a raw diet. Stella & Chewy’s freeze-dried raw morsels provide complete and balanced nutrition for all life stages and are rich in taurine. The minimally processed recipes are gentle on the digestive system and are enriched with probiotics and antioxidants to support whole body health. Simply rehydrate with water to serve, following our feeding guidelines for over 70% moisture or adding as much water as you’d like to bump up hydration even further.
Wet food diets
Real whole muscle meat morsels drenched in bone broth for a nutrient-rich, complete and balanced meal. Meat is the #1 ingredient followed by bone broth as #2. These recipes are gently kettle-cooked in small batches and are 100% human-grade for superior taste and nutrition. With 82% moisture, you can feel confident that your cat is getting much-needed hydration through their food.
Delicious pate soaked in bone broth for a nutrient-rich, complete and balanced meal. Meat is the #1 ingredient followed by bone broth as #2. These recipes are gently kettle-cooked in small batches and are 100% human-grade for superior taste and nutrition. Cats who love pate will go wild for these recipes with 78% moisture to keep their bodies hydrated and flushed.
Both raw food and wet food can be incorporated into your current feeding routine, either as a topper, mixed 50:50 with kibble, or alternated as meals. A little goes a long way to increasing your cat’s water intake!
Here are some tips on how to hydrate a cat by encouraging them to drink more water:
- Always provide access to ample fresh water. Be sure to clean and replace the water in the bowl at least once daily.
- Provide more than one water dish around the house and make sure they aren’t too close to your cat’s litter box.
- If your cat isn’t interested in a bowl of water, try enticing them with running water. Leave a faucet on when they’re in the kitchen or bathroom with you or try a water fountain to draw their attention.
We always recommend consulting with your veterinarian about an appropriate diet for your cat’s individual needs. Contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org or 888-477-8977 with any questions!
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