• My cat is about 18 pounds. We’ve had her on a diet of dry food but nothing has changed within the last few months. I was wondering if wet food would be more helpful and beneficial to helping her lose weight. Is there a difference between wet food and dry food in terms of dieting? Thank you.

    Hi Lindsay,
    I recommend that you talk to your local veterinarian about this question. Both wet and dry foods can be used for weight loss. How well they work will depend on the exact type and brand of food, how much you are feeding, and your pet’s overall health. In cats, it is important that they lose weight slowly. If done too fast, it can cause a serious medical issue. Your vet knows your pet’s medical history and they can recommend the best food to help her lose the weight safely.


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