Dry vs. Canned Food for Dogs

These types of food materials are different with different grades of liking by the dogs.  Dogs like dry foods only if they are tasty only and however, on comparison, the dogs prefer only the canned food items. Reason for such preference by the dogs is that in case of canned food items, the moisture is about seventy to 80% but in case of dry food, it is only about 10%.



However, if you view it in terms of nutrients, often the dry food contains nearly 90% nutrients whereas the canned food items contain only less percent of nutrients and most of the time.  It is only soy products that are structured so well to look like meat pieces. 


Hence, to make up the nutritional balance in the body systems, the dog has to eat more amounts of canned food materials than the dry food materials.  Hence, just compare the cost factor related to this feature by you.  Many dry food items are soybean and rice based. 


Now some dry food items are based on corn. Sometimes, beef based or chicken based food items come in the cans along with mineral and vitamin supplements suited for the upkeep of the dog’s health status. Larger dogs that weigh more than thirty pounds need to be fed with semi moist food items or dry food items on most of the occasions. 

This is to satisfy the food receptors in the stomach. This is due to the fact that the larger dogs need to eat plenty of moist food or canned food items to satisfy these criteria.  But it may not be practically possible in these larger dogs.  The small sized dogs may have a satisfactory level of nutrients if fed even the moist food items. 


However, the caloric density of the dry food should not be forgotten. Enriched dry food items are highly welcome ones than the non-enriched food items.

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