Dry and wet dog foods differ in a lot of subtle ways that will make a huge difference for your dog. Here are 3 of the biggest differences so you know exactly what you are feeding your dog whichever way you choose to go.
Dry dog food is described as dog food preparations where water makes up 10% or less of the total components in a typical dry dog food recipe. It is one of the most popular options for both young and old doggies. The food comes in the form of kibbles that may be offered as main meals or as treats throughout the day.
Wet food on the other hand can have as much as 80% water. As a result, the preparations are often a lot softer with consistencies ranging from soft chews to porridge-like. With this type of food, you do not have to give your dog as much water.
With dry foods, the calories are a lot more densely packed.
This means a little will go a long way keeping your dog sufficiently energized without weighing them down with uncomfortably heavy stomachs.
With wet food on the other hands, the higher proportion of water means that the dog has to eat a lot more to get adequate calories and nutrients.
Even with the same ingredients, wet dog food has always shone through as the more flavorful option. This is due to the preparation and storage methods that do wonders for flavor preservation. With dry dog foods on the other hand, natural or artificial flavor enhancers may be required to give the same punch.