We have a new pet food store in town, which is really cool because it is just around the corner from me! The nearest "Pet*Co" or "Petsm*art" is at least 20 minutes away – in good traffic – not to mention I prefer supporting a small, local business whenever I can. We feed quality (read: expensive!) pet food, and this guy sells our brand of dog food for even less than the big chains do… and I’ll save gas $! We are looking for a good cat food, as our little guy is about to graduate from kitten food to adult. So I went in to ask what he recommends. He gave me a ton of samples (I haven’t paid for cat food all week!) and was told to put several bowls out, try different foods and see what the cat prefers… that all the ones he sells are good so it’s really personal preference. So far, he likes the least expensive!! I would never have guessed that outcome! So – here’s the question – The store owner told me that cats aren’t big water drinkers and that they get most of their moisture from their food, so although it’s very important to feed dry food it is also very important to feed canned food so they get enough water. Especially cats like ours who are total housecats and never go outside (to eat a nice juicy bug I guess). I’ve never heard this. We always have fed just dry food, and canned food was a ‘once in a blue moon’ treat. I don’t know how much water the cat drinks (he shares a bowl with the dog) – he plays in it a lot! I realize proper amounts of water are important to good health…. what do you think? How do you feed your cats, and what information have you been given? I’d appreciate some input here….