A graduate of the Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine, I’ve been a practicing veterinarian at Veterinary Associates of Cape Cod since 2000. Preceding my veterinary studies at Tufts, I attended Boston College where I graduated Cum Laude in 1994. Following Boston College, I spent one year at the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and Children's Hospital Pediatric Research Facility. I became the Hospital Director of Veterinary Associates of Cape Cod in 2005. I also serve on the board of directors for the Cape Animal Referral & Emergency Center (CARE), and am a past-president of the Cape Cod Veterinary Medical Association.

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Under what circumstances would it benefit my cat to eat wet food?

Wet food can benefit cats with kidney diseases because it provides an additional source of water. Wet food can also help pets that have dental issues (such as missing teeth), and it can reduce vomiting when pets eat their dry food too quickly. Since it is high in water content, it has fewer calories than its dry kibble. If your goal is weight loss for your cat, make sure you include your veterinarian or veterinary technician in the conversation. They can make sure you are feeding the correct amount of the correct diet to help your cat reach her goal.