Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Wet Or Dry Dog Food: Which Is Best For Your Dog?

Many dog owners do not know what the differences are between wet dog food and dry dog food. What should you feed your dog and why? Well it depends on many different factors, including your dog and your lifestyle.

Wet Dog Food

Wet dog food is usually best for smaller breeds and younger dogs. This is because it is easier to eat for dogs with smaller mouths and pickier appetites. Wet dog food smells and tastes better to dogs so it entices them to eat more and more often. If your dog has trouble eating or does not seem to be eating enough you may want to try to feed her wet dog food. The major drawback of wet food is that it is more expensive and usually takes up more space as each serving is in a separate can or container. This also creates more waste as you have to throw away one or more cans per day.

Dry Dog Food

Dry dog food is usually less expensive and easier to handle. You can buy dry dog food in bulk in bags weighing 40 pounds or more. This is usually more economical especially if you have a larger breed of dog or if you have more than one dog. Some dogs however are picky about their food and do not like most dry foods. If this is the case you can either try another brand of dry food, try wet dog food or you can try making your dog’s food yourself. Most dry foods do have proper nutrition, but beware of discount brands because some of them cook the food at too high of temperatures and cook some of the nutrition out.

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