So far dry food or kibble is the more popular choice for the majority of dog parents, but that doesn't mean that it's superior to wet dog food. When it comes to dogs, most of them go crazy when they smell freshly opened can of wet dog food.
Although dry food might be a more popular choice, some owners will choose to feed their dog a wet diet to better please fussy eaters and give their dog an added hydration boost. As wet food has a rich, meaty aroma, picky dogs can be more enticed to eat (and hopefully finish) their meals.
Dry Food There are benefits to both dry and wet dog food. However, where there are benefits, there are also drawbacks. The decision on what to serve your dog is more than just simple, you want to make sure he or she is happy and getting the nutrients he or she needs.
For most dogs, it doesn't matter whether canned or dry foods are fed. Most dog owners feed predominantly dry, especially to larger dogs, for logistical and financial reasons. Dry diets are usually less expensive and more convenient to store and to feed.
On the note of wet vs. dry, its arguably better to feed your cat a mid level wet food, than a high quality dry food, unless you own a cat fountain like us by Drinkwell (we have the platinum). Cats drink very little, even less when the water is stagnant.
Wet foods are a good option as well for dogs with missing teeth, poorly aligned jaws, or smaller mouths. There are several drawbacks for soft dog food . Some pets will make a mess while eating wet food, and those with a predisposition to developing dental problems will need more attentive dental care.
A big, obvious difference between wet and dry foods is that wet foods contain, on average, about 75% water, compared with no more than 10% water for dry foods. So if you feed your dog a cup of wet food, he is getting about ¾ cup of water and ¼ cup of the other nutrients in the food (such as calories and protein).
Mixing one tablespoon of wet food into your dog's dry food will also help make the meal an important event between you and them, as it will not only satisfy their hunger, it will also satisfy their taste buds. Furthermore, the dry food will play its role, aiding nutrition, digestion (chewing) and teeth cleaning, and the wet food will play an ...
In general, dogs will live longer, healthier lives on a good quality dry food than a cheap filler ingredient canned food. Every dog is different, so I recommend starting with a good quality food and adjusting as needed for your dog's health and activity level.