Cats are one of the domesticated animals we love. We love their persnickety-ness, their affection, their habits. And when it comes to our cats, we do a whole lot to try to figure out what makes them happy. That includes favorite toys, favorite beds, favorite water bowls—and favorite food.
One of the options for food for cats is, of course, wet food. But if you’ve never given your cat wet food, then you might not know everything there is to know about wet food. Because one thing’s for certain: Wet food isn’t the same as dry food.
For starters, dry food is, well, dry, which means that its texture is pretty uniform. But wet food has a surprising array of texture, from shredded to morsel like—and your cat may end up with a preference for one and a dislike of another.
Thinking about wet food for your cat? This graphic tells you what you need to know.