NU­TRI­TION Wet vs. dry?

EQUUS - - Eq Truetale -

Are there any draw­backs or ben­e­fits to wet dog food vs. dry? My dog re­ally seems to en­joy wet food more, but han­dling the dry is so much more con­ve­nient. I’m won­der­ing if there’s a more com­pelling rea­son to feed one or the other. The de­bate over wet ver­sus dry dog food seems end­less! I think both types con­tinue to be pop­u­lar be­cause there is a place for each of them.

Dry is more cost-ef­fec­tive, eas­ier to store and may be bet­ter for some dogs’ teeth. Canned or wet food is more palat­able, may en­cour­age more fluid in­take be­cause it con­tains wa­ter, and it is eas­ier to eat for dogs that are miss­ing teeth or have oral con­di­tions that cause dis­com­fort.

So if your dog is healthy and happy on his cur­rent diet, it is prob­a­bly fine. If you have spe­cific ques­tions about the best choice for your dog, talk to your vet­eri­nar­ian at your dog’s next well­ness exam. Re­mem­ber that due to the short life­span of dogs and cats, twice yearly ve­teri­nary ex­ams are the ideal.

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