NUTRITION Wet vs. dry?
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.