With a huge amount of choice available, selecting the right dog food can be overwhelming. A good first step is deciding whether you would like to feed wet or dry food.
It’s important to understand the benefits to both wet and dry food before deciding what’s best for your pooch.
Wet Food Benefits
- Wet food formula
Wet food is normally soft due to its formula, making it easier for dogs to digest. This makes it a great choice for older dogs, fussy eaters or those who struggle to chew.
- High water content
Wet food is great for keeping your dog hydrated. This is especially useful if you have a dog who doesn’t drink enough water or lives in a hotter climate.
- Highly palatable
Due to its freshness, wet food is generally more palatable to dogs. This also makes it perfect as a topper for dry food.
Dry Food Benefits
As dry food does not need to be refrigerated after opening, it can be left out for longer without spoiling.
- Great for teeth
The harder texture of kibble makes it a great option to maintain daily dental hygiene for dogs. This is because kibble reduces plaque and tartar buildup.
Dry food tends to be more economical than wet food and is generally available to purchase in larger quantities.