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The funny thing is that food for dogs is manufactured by humans and none of us can or will ever know what is going on in a dog's mind. Why do they decline to eat certain food items even though it cost us a lot and looked very attractive (the packaging I mean), is a big mystery. As responsible pet owners, we can only go on guessing. If only dogs could let us know what they want to eat.
So what do you feed your dog? Do you go for dry food such as kibbles? Or wet food such as the ones which just need a bit of water and are ready to be served? Just like the debate between dry food and wet food, the choices available are also varied thanks to the huge variety of pet food items available these days. Even if you choose to buy dog food online instead of going to the nearest pet shop, you will be left totally confused!
Let us look at the benefits of dry food first:
• Easy to store
• Easy to feed
• Lower prices
• Offer dental benefits for your dog
• Are stocked with more calories
• Easy to measure
• Not at all messy
Now let us look at the disadvantages of dry food for dogs:
• Often contain more grains than what is written on the packet
• Contain more preservatives than dry food
Most pet dogs across the world are fed a diet of dry dog food and you can understand why by looking at the benefits listed above.
So why go for wet dog food at all?
Here are a few benefits of the same:
• Contain more fat and protein
• Easy to eat
• Are more palatable
• Contain much less preservatives than dry food
Now let us look at the cons of wet dog food:
• Higher prices
• Are known to contribute to dog obesity
Dispelling the myths
It is a common myth that dry pet food is much better for the dental health of your dog. It is also another common myth that wet dog food, contributes to building up of plaque. However, now it is time to dispel the myth! Dry food also contributes to plaque build-up as much as wet food items do! This is exactly why certain dog food companies have come up with "dental diet foods".
No matter what you feed your dog, nutrition is the most important issue here. Whatever food you choose, whether dry or wet, it should contain more proteins and fats than grains. The first three or two ingredients on the label should not be grains of any type. If the first name on the list is something like "corn meal" then you need to skip buying that dog food immediately.
About the Author
Written By Neha Huft, a Platinum Level Expert Author. Neha is an ardent pet lover and loves to write pet guides and other related articles on dog clothes, dog health, dog food etc. to help pet parents. Currently she is also handling a lead role in one of the largest online dog store in India.
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