Originally Posted by phoozles
In my opinion, if you use the dry sparingly and temporarily, it's not going to harm them in the long run..
That's what I was thinking too. When I was giving them small amounts of canned and leaving them dry, they'd pick on the dry throughout the day but not eat all of it. They never seemed hungry, in fact I think they even ate less. They certainly didn't camp out in front of me when I was eating dinner like they do now. They had their moisture from the canned, still had fresh water available to them and had some dry to get them by during the day.