With all the pros and cons on either side, it is safe to say that a dog should not eat the same food every day.
Too much dry food and they may end up with dehydration and digestive issues.
Too much wet food and they may not get as much energy to live full and active lives.
Mixing is therefore something you should consider in which case here is a simple guide on when and how much dry and wet dog food you should feed your pooch.
As previously mentioned, dry dog food is very calorie dense. In order to give your dog their daily required calories, you do not need a lot of food.
In fact, toy breeds can survive on as little as ½ cup of food per day while large doggies require 4 to 5 cups. Make sure to accompany this with 200ml water for the little ones and 3 to 6 liters for the bigger buddies.
On the flip side, you will need a lot more wet food to get the required caloric intake for the dog. Here, you would need 10 oz. for a small breed dog which is about 1 ½ cups. Medium and larger dogs on the other hand need about 30 to 60 oz. which is about 4 to 7 ½ cups every day.
With wet food, however, you do not need to give the dog as much water. You could give as little as 25 to 50 ml with small dogs and 2 to 4 Liters with the bigger ones.