There’s not a single dog parent on this planet who hasn’t been confused by the several different types of dog foods they’ve been recommended to feed their dog. I remember when I got my first dog, I was hearing new recommendations left, right and center! Who knew that dog food could come in so many different forms? I sure didn’t. It was only after caring for several dogs that I realized that there’s no right answer to this question. Every form of dog food comes with its own benefits. Some benefits may be useful to your dog and some may not. Here is why your dog’s wet food is actually good for them:
EASY TO CHEW
Dog’s wet foodis actually one of the top diets for seniors. Just like us humans, dogs also lose teeth as they grow older. It’s pretty sad just thinking about your little fur baby growing up. They won’t be as active as they used to be and they may require a little extra TLC. This includes giving them wet food so they can chew it easily. Dry food becomes a nearly impossible task that usually ends in painful and inflamed gums. I once had a senior who would down the entire bowl of dry food without chewing it as he couldn’t do so. Now, this is obviously pretty dangerous which is why we need to avoid it at all costs if possible.
There is not a dog in the world that would refuse wet food. Dog’s wet food is literally made to smell and taste so strong that it is actually irresistible. This can actually be both a good thing and a bad thing. If your dog will literally eat anything and everything, it’s probably not helpful to introduce something that would add to his addiction. However, if you’re got a picky eater, this can be super good to finally have them put on some weight. I fostered a dog once that straight-up refused even the tastiest of meals. She was really emaciated and so even though I don’t normally recommend wet food as the main diet for a dog, it was really important that this was her main diet as this was the only thing she ended up actually enjoying.
TONS OF PROTEIN
Now, if your dog is the type who is eating their regular dry meals just as they should yet they’re still not gaining any weight, they may require a more high-protein diet. Lucky for you, a dog’s wet food is literally just protein. If you mix just a scoop of wet food into your dog’s regular meals, it should be more than enough to cover their protein requirements. Most sports or hyperactive dogs usually require more protein in their diet due to their very active routine. This is why a dog’s wet food can come in pretty handy most of the time.
FILLED WITH MOISTURE
Let’s be real. Most dogs will not drink water if their life depended on it. This is why most dogs, especially males, who are on a mainly dry food diet develop bladder stones. I really push people into incorporating wet food during their dog’s mealtimes as this can really help prevent these issues from arising. Dog’s wet food is filled with moisture which can prevent your dog from dehydrating themselves.
Dog’s wet food comes in so many flavors that there are times even I get jealous of my fur baby. You can get them in chicken, beef and a whole lot of variety of fish as well. This is great as not every dog likes the same flavor. For some reason all my pets hate beef yet they’d go ballistic for chicken. Fish isn’t something I give them often. I’d usually save it as a weekend treat.