Vs. Canned Dog Food
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 eighty per cent but in case of dry food, it is
only about ten per cent.
However, if you view it in terms
of nutrients, often the dry food contains nearly
ninety per cent nutrients whereas the canned food
items contain only less per cent of nutrients and
most of the times. 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 in most of the
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
the 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.