Give your cat a nose-to-tail exam, making sure that its ears and teeth are clean and odorless, fur is free of parasites, skin is lump- and bump-free, and weight has remained stable.read more
Cats are creatures of habit, so your cat most likely is used to the dry food it has been fed over the years. It’s also true that cats prefer certain tastes and textures to others. The crunch of dry food might be particularly appealing to your pet.
If you are feeding your cat a high-quality dry food appropriate for his age and condition, then you needn’t worry about transitioning to a wet food. But it is a good idea to let him get used to a wet diet in case he needs to eat such foods at a later point because of a health issue or other reason.
Ohio-based veterinarian Amy Dicke advises the following when trying to get your cat’s approval of wet food:
Be sure to keep your cat’s overall food intake the same, following manufacturer guidelines; you don’t want to overfeed or underfeed your cat during this introduction phase.
Cats reach full skeletal development when they are this old: