Cats evolved to get dietary moisture from their food, or fresh meat.
Most domestic cats eating dry kibble need more moisture than they’re getting. In the last few years, people have become more aware of the importance of keeping cats well hydrated. The moisture provided by a primarily wet diet has been shown to prevent urinary tract and kidney problems, among other health benefits. This article will provide background information about cats’ physiology, nutritional strategies for increasing dietary moisture and practical suggestions based on collective experience for getting cats to drink more water.