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Why You Should Not Be Feeding Canned Dog Foods

Many people wonder whether or not they should feeding canned dog foods or dry. While many people will feed their pets what they think they would like the best, this is not always best for your pets.


So if you're trying to decide between dry or canned dog foods here are some major differences that you need to consider and some recommendations you should think about.

1. One of the major differences between canned and dry pet foods is the amount of fiber. Canned dog food is much lower in fiber than dry food. Normally canned food has about 0.2% fiber on an as fed basis, compared to dry dog food which normally has at least 1.2% fiber as fed.

2. A second major difference is the moisture content in the food. Obviously canned foods have a much higher moisture content then dry foods. Normally this is not a big determining factor between the two, unless you're feeding pets in need of extra hydration.

3. A third major difference is the amount of calories. Because canned foods contain mostly water the calorie density is much lower than that of dry food. Dry foods normally have about 1600 kcal/lb, versus canned foods which have about 200 kcal/lb.

Which one you choose to feed your dog is up to you. But in general it is recommended that you feed dry dog food for several important reasons.

First of all, the harder kibble is much better at keeping your dogs teeth clean and their gums healthy.

Second of all, dry dog food is much higher in fiber and is therefore better for your dog's digestive tract.

Lastly, dry dog food is much much cheaper then canned dog food, because with canned products you are buying mostly water.

The bottom line is that unless you have a specific reason for feeding canned dog foods, you should really be feeding dry dog food.

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