Some pet owners firmly believe that a wet food diet is the best option for dogs. Others stand by dry kibble. With so many different conflicting opinions, how do you know which one to choose?
In this article, VitaLife reviews the pros and cons of both so that you can decide which option is best for your four-legged friends.
When it comes to the advantages of wet dog food, taste is a big one. Wet dog food is typically more flavorful than dry kibble, resembling meat in taste and texture more than dry little pebbles of kibble ever could.
The added moisture in wet dog food is another advantage, as it can benefit dogs that suffer from urinary tract conditions and dehydration. Wet dog food also provides a greater amount of protein per serving.
Despite the taste, hydration, and protein, wet dog food has drawbacks. For one thing, its soft consistency fails to massage a dog’s gums. It also can’t clean the plaque from a dog’s teeth. You may need to buy dog treats for dental health or even brush your dog’s teeth regularly.
The other drawback is that wet dog food is far less convenient to serve and store. Most wet food needs to be refrigerated after opening and then has to be used within a few days. If you don’t use it before it goes bad, you lose it.
The top advantage of dry dog food is the cost, which is usually significantly lower than that of wet food. Dry kibble is also much easier to portion according to your dog’s needs and recommended daily caloric intake.
Kibble is a very convenient option that can be stored in bulk for long periods of time without going bad. All you have to do is scoop a serving into your dog’s dish and you’re done — no fuss, no mess.
There are a few minor drawbacks to dry dog food, including the ingredients and the texture. For dogs with gum disease or tooth decay (or for breeds that are especially susceptible to these dental complications) dry dog food may be too hard for them to eat comfortably.
Additionally, in order to hold the shape and texture, dry dog foods incorporate more carbohydrate content than protein content. This can be a negative for muscle growth and reproduction in dogs of all ages and breeds.
The Perfect Balance
So, should you be feeding your furry companions wet or dry dog food? It’s a trick question. The answer is both. By serving your dogs a balanced combination of wet and dry food, you can reap the advantages of both while lessening the drawbacks of each.
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