Your Cat, Water and Wet Food

Eddie and MErcy eating Nutrish

Mercy and Eddie share their breakfast

   Rachael Ray Nutrish has sponsored this post, but all opinions are my own.

Your Cat, Water and Wet Food

All cats need water. You might hear people say their cat never drinks water, or even say cats don’t need water, we know this is not true and that all cats need water.  Domestic cats sharing their homes with us are descendants of the African Wildcat, but the life style and domesticated adaptations make their needs different. Wild cats intake water when eating their prey but they also seek out watering holes.  Our house cats are not surviving off of their hunting skills and are dependent upon us to care for their health and wellbeing.

Annie, Eddie and Mercy have an electric water fountain that provides them a supply of fresh filtered water.  We have noticed that Annie drinks far more often from the fountain than the boys or perhaps they are more stealth about their drinking.

This is one of the reasons we feed our cats a wet diet.  Cats consuming wet food get more water by eating the moisture rich meals. We include dry food in their puzzle feeders and for snacks and treats while playing and training.

Annie and Eddie eating dinner

Nutrish Natural Cat Food For Cats Are Made with Real Chicken or Seafood.

Nutrish’s wet cat food is inspired by recipes from Rachael Ray’s own kitchen. The meals are made with real chicken or seafood, and you can see these ingredients when you open the package.

Last week our friend Patty was visiting us while the cats enjoyed their dinner.  She asked me what they were eating.  I told her they are dining on Chicken Purrcata® this evening.  Then she asked if I had shredded the chicken myself because the food looked just like the shredded chicken we might make for ourselves. You can see the quality of the ingredients in the photo above.

No Grains, By-Products or Fillers, Artificial Flavors, Colors or Artificial Preservatives.

What you won’t see in Nutrish are grains, meat by-products or fillers, artificial flavors, colors or artificial preservatives. They add only essential vitamins and minerals.

Nutrish for cats wet food

There is a wide variety in the Nutrish Wet Cat Food menu too:

  • Chicken & Shrimp Pawttenesca™
  • Chicken & Salmon Catterole™
  • Chicken Purrcata®
  • Paw Lickin’ Chicken & Liver
  • Tuna Purrfection™
  • Ocean Fish-a-licious®
  • Lip Smackin’ Sardine ‘N Mackerel
  • Ocean Fish & Chicken Catch-iatore
  • Chicken Lovers Variety Pack
  • Ocean Lovers Variety Pack

Annie, Eddie and Mercy like the Chicken Purrcata the best!

Eddie eating Nutrish Dinner

Special Buy 2, Get 1 Free Offer

You can try Nutrish with this special Buy 2, Get 1 Free wet food offer  you can print out and take to your local store! Not sure which stores near you carry Nutrish? Check out their store locator which includes online purchasing options.

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Rachael’s personal proceeds go to Rachael’s Rescue®, which was created to help animals in need. To date, she has donated over $10MM. This money has gone toward food, medical supplies and treatments for these unfortunate animals. Nutrish logo

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  1. My cats won’t “eat” wet food. They will only lick the juice off. What I’ve done is start blending the cans of food in a blender on high with a bit of added water. The mixture turns into a sort of runny milkshake consistency and they lick their bowls clean!

  2. I’ve been feeding Emma a mix of Fancy Feast with about a half can (1/4 cup?) of water. She slurps it right down! I learned my lesson with Claude and Trixie that a dry-food only diet is not healthy — both ended up getting kidney disease 🙁 Emma also gets treats and a little dry food
    every day. — Sherri in St.Paul

  3. Sheree Harrell says

    I wish my cats would eat the Rachael Ray food, but they won’t, not even the chicken purrcatta. They will only eat Fancy Feast. Ick.

  4. Retta Shanahan says

    The only problem would be that my Tuula doesn’t like wet food! The closest she will come is licking the gravy off of the dog’s food!

  5. We haven’t tried this kind yet. Looks like something my kitties might enjoy.
    Sue B