With so many dog food choices available, it can be hard to tell which type is the best dog food for your pet—wet or dry? For example, Purina® Beneful® has plenty of options for both wet dog food and dry dog food. Let’s take a closer look at the differences and benefits of each type of food.
Wet Dog Food
Wet dog food is a great choice for dogs for a number of reasons. First of all—the taste! For example, Beneful Prepared Meals™ and Chopped Blends™ offer a wide assortment of enticing, tender blends with real ingredients you can see.
Wet food is often the best choice for dogs that are simply picky eaters—they will find it hard to resist. The soft texture is also great for older dogs and dogs that may have trouble chewing.
￼￼Dry Dog Food
Dry dog food has benefits for your pet—and for you! A benefit often associated with feeding a dry food is cost. Typically dry dog food is seen as a more economical option when compared to canned or wet dog food. A dry food can be a great choice for dog breeds with big appetites.
Dry food is also very convenient. It does not need to be refrigerated after it is opened, making it a great option when you are traveling with your pet. It is also easy to scoop and measure for accurate portion control.
In addition to providing a satisfying crunch for dogs, the crunchy texture of dry kibble helps clean teeth and freshen breath.
￼￼￼￼￼So, What's The Best Food For Your Dog?
Unless your pet has special circumstances or your veterinarian has specifically recommended a certain texture for your dog, then the choice is really up to you—and your buddy! One of the many great things about Beneful dog food is that there are so many varieties and textures available to always keep it interesting!
If you really can’t decide, a feeding method called “topping” is also an option—topping dry kibble with wet dog food for the best of both worlds. You can do this with any Beneful wet variety. Beneful® Medleys are especially ideal for mixing with dry dog food. Follow the mixing directions on wet dog food labels.
No matter what food you feel is the best for your dog, Beneful has plenty of dry dog food and wet dog food choices available, as well as great feeding recommendations and other tips.
Check Out Beneful’s wide range of wet and dry dog food recipes here.