Dry or Wet: Which is Best?
Our dogs rely on us to make the best food choice on their behalf. But which type of puppy food or dog food
is the best choice: dry or wet?
Advantages:Convenience and crunch
- Kibble eaters tend to have better breath than those who eat only wet food.
- Chewing dry kibble helps to keep your pet’s teeth healthy by reducing plaque and tartar buildup.
- Dry dog food offers the necessary chew and crunch that dogs have craved since their primal pack days - when chewing and crunching were a stress-reliever.
- Unlike canned or wet food, kibble does not require refrigeration after opening and can be left out.
Advantages:Meaty, moist, and tasty
- Ideal for fussy eaters or pets with illnesses, wet food is made primarily of protein and fat, with few carbohydrates and is tastier as well as easily digested.
- The soft, smooth texture however doesn't give your pooch an opportunity to do the crunching that can help clean his teeth.
- With its high moisture content (75% to 80%), wet food helps keep your furry friend hydrated, benefiting the urinary tract.
Balance the crunchy with the yummy
If you feed your dog only wet dog food
, let him crunch on snacks that can help clean his teeth and satisfy his need for a good chew. Likewise, dogs that are fed dry food may occasionally enjoy a delectably meaty treat. You could also consider mixed feeding wherein tasty gravy can be added to kibble or home prepared food!