The canned food has more protein than dry so you can feed them more. The dry is full of carbs and fillers it is worse for the cat. That said we have 3 cats, 2 that are at or below ideal weight and 1 porker. When you have multiple cats it is hard to regulate what they eat. 2 of ours graze while the porker scarfs the food down and then checks the other bowls.
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