The following question always comes up when it‘s about feeding dogs: Is wet dog food better than dry dog food? And the answer is as complex as dogs are. There are so many tastes out there among dogs and of course health issues that make the answer to this question change from case to case. It‘s always a good idea to mix up though.
My list of the Top 3 adult wet dog food is specifically meant for adult dogs.
A general thought first: what should dog food consist off? Dogs are carnivores, that means their digestion is suited for the consumption of meat. Even so dogs have adapted through their thousands of years living with people and accept therefore a variety of foods. This as contrary to cats as I mentioned in my posts about cat food. Well, that’s the reason why you see such a variety of ingredients in dog food: meat mixed with vegetables and grains.
There is one important factor to know in dealing with wet dog food. Opened cans of wet dog food need to be refrigerated. Some brands offer their wet dog food in small trays that can be emptied out for just one or two feedings. Others pack the dog food in plastic tubes – almost looking like a sort of Tupperware – that are meant for being stored in the fridge.
So, let‘s take a look at the advantages of wet dog food compared to dry dog food.
Wet dog food contains usually more meat protein and fewer carbohydrates than dry dog food. You can verify that on every ingredient list of dog food.
Since wet dog food is air-tight packaged it doesn’t need any synthetic preservatives nor artificial colorings or flavorings which means wet dog food appears more palatable and appetizing.
This leads to the next advantage. Dogs that are picky eaters, overweight, old or suffer digestion problems will generally react very positive to wet dog food. Many vets recommend adding wet dog food to the diet if one of those mentioned situations emerge – as first step before other actions need to be taken.
After making all these points does it seem that wet dog food is the better choice than dry dog food? Well, yes actually. Still, there is one big disadvantage coming with wet dog food: the danger of contamination once the can is opened. Because wet food can become quickly contaminated, the feeding bowl needs to be cleaned after one hour – for sure not longer than after two hours.
But you know what, most of the dogs love wet food so much – because it‘s so tasty -, they eat it most often fast and completely.
CESAR Classics Adult Wet Dog Food
- Contains 24 packages of 3.5oz trays with easy peel-away seals
- With duck, grilled chicken flavor, oven roasted chicken flavor, turkey
- Complete balanced nutrition for adult dogs
- Fortified with vitamins and minerals
My Purebred Miniature Schnauzer is very picky about eating dry or canned food. This is the first canned food that he will eat immediately. His coat has never looked more full and he no longer itches. Great product!
This is the only product my ‘picky puppy’ will eat. Reaching for the foil pack is much easier and I know it makes her happy. The containers hold just the right amount for her little tummy.
My almost 3 years old Brussels Griffon mixed is very picky when it comes to dog food. Then I had came across this. He eats it all in one setting (surprised me.) This company has a loyal consumer.
Hill’s Science Adult Wet Dog Food
- Beef and vegetable mix
- Available in other flavors
- Ideal for adult dogs
- Promotes healthy digestion
Hill’s Science was recommended to me by my Vet. Have been feeding it to my dogs ever since. They particularly like this flavor.
My Dobie, Max, gets more picky every day. It is getting to be a major chore to get him to eat. When I prepared his supper he got all excited and dug in like there is no tomorrow and ate every bit.
My dog is 16 years old and had somewhat stopped eating. I started mixing a can of this food in with a half cup of dry. What a difference! My dog gobbled it down, put on some weight and is now so much more happier and healthy.
Purina Beneful Variety Pack Wet Dog Food
- 6 package of 10 oz tubs
- Prepared meals with 3 different recipe options
- Made with real beef, chicken or lamb, real carrots, peas and whole grains
- Contains 23 essential vitamins and minerals
- Medium sized chunks for easy eating
My picky dogs love the beneful. These come in handy plastic tubs so it’s convenient for storing leftovers in the fridge. I have had good luck with this brand as far as getting my picky old doggies to eat it consistently.
These are really nutritious for the dogs. They also come in microwavable containers so you can heat the food up and it’s like feeding them table food the meals are so complete, veggies, meat, seasoned they are great.
My dog can be picky but he will eat this usually. The stew is his favorite texture. I like the packaging which allows us to clamp on the plastic cover and refrigerate the leftovers.