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Old 11-17-2010, 01:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Can anyone tell me if there are disadvantages to feeding wet food? Poppy has been on dry food (Orijen 6 Fish) until we started the antibiotics for the staining, and I mix that with wet food ... Merrick's Turduckin.

Now Poppy seems to be liking and eating the wet food more, and turning his nose up at the dry food.

If there is not a huge problem with him eating one meal a day of the wet food, can you guys tell me what is the best out there? I bought the Turduckin at the groomers, because I have not investigated wet foods out there, and Merrick is not that bad.

Thanks bunches! Jules
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Old 11-17-2010, 02:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Julee, I usually mix a little bit of wet food in with Bailey's dry food as well. Sometimes, he'll eat a meal of just the wet food. I frequently change up the brands but most often I use Weruva. Also Halo Spot's Stew, Merrick, Party Animal, Organix, Wysong.
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Mine eats wet food more than dry because she needs the moisture content. I think wet is actually much better. I love Weruva and Go Natural canned food. Today for example she is not eating any dry just the Go Natural 3 times per day.
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Mine eats wet food more than dry because she needs the moisture content. I think wet is actually much better. I love Weruva and Go Natural canned food. Today for example she is not eating any dry just the Go Natural 3 times per day.
Many vets recommend feeding wet food over dried kibble as dehydration from a kibble only diet can be a concern. My vet told me just to make sure I give Lady a dental chew twice a week.
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IMO, wet food is overall a better choice than kibble. Canned food is less processed, and it contains more water. My friend has been feeding her dog Weruva canned dog food and he is doing very well on it. Currently, it's the only BPA-free canned dog food, if BPA is a concern to you.
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Dogs like people were designed to eat a diet that is about 70% water. So wet food is considered better by many Veterinarians. Most dogs that eat kibble spend their lives in a mild state of dehydration. The quality of the protein that is used in canned food is usually better as well.
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Once again, you guys are the best!!!! Now, what do I do with the 2 huge bags of food I just had delivered?

I seriously doubt Poppy drinks near the amount he should, so now I feel okay giving him the wet food!

Thanks again and HUGz! Jules
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Once again, you guys are the best!!!! Now, what do I do with the 2 huge bags of food I just had delivered?
Mine get dry for convenience but I drown it in water to make sure they're getting enough moisture. You might try that to use up the dry. If the bags are huge, that should only take, oh, 3 or 4 . . . years!
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I aabsolutely love (and the dogs do too) the deyhdrated food that we are feeding. it rehydrates to a wet food. The only drawback for me, is the messy faces. I have to do face upkeep way more ofter!!
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Once again, you guys are the best!!!! Now, what do I do with the 2 huge bags of food I just had delivered?

I seriously doubt Poppy drinks near the amount he should, so now I feel okay giving him the wet food!

Thanks again and HUGz! Jules
After a month, 6 weeks max, dry kibble loses it's nutritional value and should be thrown out. Freezing it in ziploc bags can help prolong its life. I hope you have a big freezer!

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