The question is should you feed your trusted friend wet or dry dog food? ……… We look at the pros and cons.
When it comes down to convenience and affordability then dry dog food must win. Dry food is less messy and easier to measure out, it can sit in the bowl all day without going off and is overall cheaper to feed than wet food. It is also more energy dense than tinned food, this is because dry dog food is only about 10% water where as tinned food is usually around 75% water. It will take a far larger volume of wet food to satisfy your dogs nutrients needs. Now this may be fine for the smaller breeds of dogs but for the larger breeds you may have trouble fulfilling its energy needs therefore your larger dog may start to loose weight unexpectedly. Not to mention how many tins you may need to provide each day and the cost. So for the larger sized dogs we think that dry food really is the way to go.
Fussy dogs will always benefit from wet food. Not only is wet food more palatable it will satisfy your dogs hunger needs quickly as it fills the stomach immediately rather than waiting for dry kibble to swell over a period of time.
It is hard to compete with a freshly opened can of dog food with its strong aroma, your dogs sense of smell is far more sensitive than its taste buds. Manufactures do try there best to make the kibble as tempting as possible by coating the biscuit in gravy, flavourings and fats, but there is still something more appealing in the wet food over the dry.
Trends in feeding change all the time and we can all argue and debate which is the best food to feed your dog. At Ron’s Pet Supplies we try to promote a natural healthy diet as we feel that there are too many artificial additives, preservatives and sugars in dog foods today just to make your dog eat them. We are also finding that a lot more people are mixing quality wet food with dry kibble to give their pets the best of both. If you would like more information on natural feeding, fussy eaters or anything to do with the subject we have covered, please feel free to leave your comments or come in to talk to us.