Dogs themselves tend to prefer the moist, canned types of food.
They are more aromatic and naturally tempting to the dog’s palate than the dry kibble that comes in a bag.
A dog’s dental health, however, relies on the dog being able to chew hard and crunchy items and dry kibble foods serve this purpose well.
What’s an owner to do?
They will mix a portion of dry food with canned, effectively giving their dog the “best of both worlds.”
If you are feeding canned food to your dog, you’ll definitely want to supplement it in some way with something that the dog can chew and crunch.
Chew toys and dog biscuits or treats can help to serve this purpose.
A dog is only as healthy as the food that it eats, in many respects.
The food you buy for your dog should meet its nutritional needs as best as possible, whether it is dry or moist.
Unfortunately when it comes to dog food you get what you pay for.
Store brands and generics tend to be made with cheaper ingredients and lots of fillers. They’ll feed your dog, but they may not be the best choices for it.
The more expensive brands like Science Diet and Eukanuba which advertise that they are “specially formulated” really, to a certain extent, are.
They will have higher quality ingredients and are better suited to meet your dog’s needs.
It strengthens their teeth and works out the muscles of their jaw, keeping the teeth strong and the jaws powerful.
It also provides a form of dental care.
If this is not possible, however, crunchy foods like kibble and biscuits act as a sort of natural toothbrush for the dog, loosening plaque and tartar and cleaning the teeth.