Kibble or Canned Pet Food?
If you’re a new pet owner or are just doing some research on what is healthiest for your furry friend, there is a lot of information available out there. The debate between whether kibble or canned pet food is best for your pet is one that has been going on for a while. Let’s take a closer look at the pros and cons of each so you can make a more informed decision about what’s best for your pet.
The Pros of Dry Food (Kibble)
Dry food tends to be the most common type of food sold, mainly attributed to the fact that it’s much cheaper than wet food. Due to the hardness of kibble, it works to remove plaque buildup from your pet’s teeth. Plus, it doesn’t require refrigeration after opening, which is another benefit over canned food.
The Pros of Canned Pet Food
Canned pet food can be used as a sole source of nutrition for your pet, or it can be used as a topper. Canned food tends to be tastier for pets as the aroma of the fats and proteins is soaked in the water. This can make your pet prefer canned food over dry. Because of the smooth nature of canned pet food, animals can digest it much easier than kibble. With the added water that this type of food provides, it also ensures that your pet stays properly hydrated throughout the day.
Making a Decision
As you can see, kibble or dry pet food each have their own benefits. If you’re looking for a cost-effective type of food that’s great for your pet’s oral health, then dry food may be your answer. If you’re worried about keeping your pet hydrated and their digestion great, then consider canned pet food. Do your research on individual brands and types of food, and once you’ve found some that will reliably provide your pet with the necessary nutrition, get your pet to test them.
Assessing Your Pet’s Eating Habits
Each pet is different from the next. Some animals won’t come near canned food but will devour hard food, and vice versa. At the end of the day, you’ll need to assess the eating habits of your pet. If you find that your furry friend prefers one over the other, then stick with the one they like.
If you’re struggling to find a nutritionally sound food that your dog enjoys, try a dog food topper. Toppers give kibble extra flavor that your pet will like and will have some extra nutritional boosts, ensuring your pet stays healthy and strong.
If the debate between kibble or canned pet food has had your head in a bunch, hopefully, we have helped to alleviate some of the confusion. While both food types have some great pros and some cons, they both can be a healthy way to feed your pet. It comes down to their preference and yours.
“Kibble or Canned Pet Food? What Should Your Pet Be Eating?”
Guest Writer: Anita Ginsburg, is a freelance writer from Denver, CO. firstname.lastname@example.org
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