The fundamental distinctions between dry and wet dog food will be covered in this article, but it's vital to always visit your veterinarian for more detailed advice that best suit your dog's lifestyle.
𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁'𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗗𝗶𝗳𝗳𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗕𝗲𝘁𝘄𝗲𝗲𝗻 𝗪𝗲𝘁 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗗𝗿𝘆 𝗗𝗼𝗴 𝗙𝗼𝗼𝗱?
Both dry dog food and wet dog food can offer nutritionally wholesome meals, 𝗯𝘂𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗶𝗿 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗰𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗺𝗲𝘁𝗵𝗼𝗱𝘀 𝗱𝗶𝗳𝗳𝗲𝗿 𝘀𝗶𝗴𝗻𝗶𝗳𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗻𝘁𝗹𝘆.
𝗛𝗼𝘄 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘄𝗲𝘁 𝗳𝗼𝗼𝗱 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗰𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗲𝗱?
𝗪𝗲𝘁 𝗳𝗼𝗼𝗱 𝗽𝗿𝗲𝗽𝗮𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗯𝗲𝗴𝗶𝗻𝘀 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗴𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗺𝗲𝗮𝘁 𝗼𝗿 𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝘁𝗲𝗶𝗻 𝘀𝗼𝘂𝗿𝗰𝗲𝘀. 𝗧𝗵𝗲𝗻, 𝗮 𝗴𝗿𝗮𝘃𝘆 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗶𝗻𝗰𝗹𝘂𝗱𝗲𝘀 𝗰𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗹𝘀, 𝘃𝗶𝘁𝗮𝗺𝗶𝗻𝘀, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗲𝗿𝗮𝗹𝘀 𝗶𝘀 𝗮𝗱𝗱𝗲𝗱. 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗳𝗼𝗼𝗱 𝗶𝘀 𝗯𝗼𝗶𝗹𝗲𝗱 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗹𝗶𝘇𝗲𝗱 𝗼𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝘆 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗯𝗲𝗲𝗻 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗯𝗶𝗻𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝗰𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗰𝗮𝗻𝗻𝗲𝗱 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗱𝘂𝗰𝘁.
Wet food therefore has a lot more moisture than dry food. The maximum moisture percentage is displayed on the label in the Guaranteed Analysis section. A wet food may include up to 78% moisture compared to a dry food's maximum moisture content of 10%. (max.).
How are Dry Dog Food Processed?
𝗦𝗶𝗺𝗶𝗹𝗮𝗿 𝗶𝗻𝗴𝗿𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘂𝘀𝗲𝗱 𝗶𝗻 𝗱𝗿𝘆 𝗳𝗼𝗼𝗱, 𝗯𝘂𝘁 𝗶𝗻𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗮𝗱 𝗼𝗳 𝗮𝗱𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘀𝗮𝘂𝗰𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗰𝗮𝗻𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘂𝗹𝘁, 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗯𝗲𝗲𝗳 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗯𝗶𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗶𝘀 𝗴𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗱 𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗼 𝗮 𝘂𝗻𝗶𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺 𝗱𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗯𝗲 𝗰𝗼𝗼𝗸𝗲𝗱.
𝗔𝗳𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗯𝗲𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗰𝗼𝗼𝗸𝗲𝗱, 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗱𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵 𝗶𝘀 𝗲𝘅𝘁𝗿𝘂𝗱𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵 𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗮 𝘀𝗽𝗲𝗰𝗶𝗳𝗶𝗲𝗱 𝘀𝗵𝗮𝗽𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗰𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗸𝗶𝗯𝗯𝗹𝗲. 𝗔𝗳𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗱𝗿𝘆𝗶𝗻𝗴, 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗸𝗶𝗯𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗶𝘀 𝘀𝗽𝗿𝗮𝘆𝗲𝗱 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗳𝗮𝘁𝘀, 𝗼𝗶𝗹𝘀, 𝘃𝗶𝘁𝗮𝗺𝗶𝗻𝘀, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗲𝗿𝗮𝗹𝘀 𝗯𝗲𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗯𝗲𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗽𝗮𝗰𝗸𝗮𝗴𝗲𝗱 𝗯𝗲𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗳𝗮𝘁𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗼𝗶𝗹𝘀 𝗴𝗼 𝗯𝗮𝗱.
Live probiotics are sometimes included in dry dog food diets to support immunological and digestive health.
There is no such thing as which dog food is better. It will always depend on the recommendation of your local vet.