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Wet Food vs. Dry Food – What Diet is Best for Your Pet?

A constant question among pet owners is “what is the best food for my pet?” Pet owners want to make sure that they’re feeding their pet the healthiest, most nutritious food available, no matter the cost. But unless your veterinarian has recommended that you change your pet’s diet, doing so may cause more harm than good. Here’s a look at some common pet food debates, which you can discuss further with your veterinarian if you think it’s time to change your pet’s diet.

Wet Food vs. Dry Food

One of the most common pet food debates is whether to feed your pet wet food or dry food. Each type of food has pros and cons, and each type is fully regulated and must meet minimum requirements for safety and nutritional standards. Many people find wet food cost prohibitive as it is more expensive and has a shorter shelf life, but it has a higher water content and can help your pet feel fuller longer. It is also more aromatic and appealing to pets. Dry food is less expensive, has a longer shelf life, and has dental health benefits, but over time pets may grow bored or dissatisfied with it.

Raw Foods vs. Standard Diets

Another common pet food debate is the raw food diet vs. standard pet diets. A raw food diet is one in which all foods are raw and uncooked. This diet uses only natural ingredients and gives you complete control over what your pet consumes and how it’s sourced. However, it is much more expensive than a standard pet food diet, doesn’t come in canned or kibble form, is time consuming to prepare, and increases your dog’s risk of tooth injuries due to bones, as well as bacterial and parasite contamination and nutritional imbalances. 

Store-Bought Food vs. Prescription Food

Your pet only needs prescription food if it is recommended by a veterinarian. If your veterinarian doesn’t prescribe medicated food, then store-bought pet food is fine. Prescription food contains medications or supplements to treat or prevent health problems like diabetes, congestive heart failure, urinary tract infections, kidney and bladder problems, allergies, IBT, arthritis, chronic diarrhea or vomiting, cancer, behavioral problems, and digestive disorders.

If you’re not sure what your pet’s dietary or nutritional needs are, you should make an appointment with your veterinarian to have your pet’s health evaluated.

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