These types of food materials are different with different grades of
liking by the dogs. Dogs like dry foods only if they are tasty only and
however, on comparison, the dogs prefer only the canned food items. Reason
for such preference by the dogs is that in case of canned food items, the
moisture is about seventy to eighty per cent but in case of dry food, it is
only about ten per cent.
However, if you view it in terms of nutrients, often the dry food
contains nearly ninety per cent nutrients whereas the canned food items
contain only less per cent of nutrients and most of the times. It is only soy
products that are structured so well to look like meat pieces.
Hence, to make up the nutritional balance in the body systems, the
dog has to eat more amounts of canned food materials than the dry food
materials. Hence, just compare the cost factor related to this feature by
you. Many dry food items are soybean and rice based.
Now some dry food items are based on corn. Sometimes, beef based
or chicken based food items come in the cans along with mineral and vitamin
supplements suited for the upkeep of the dog’s health status. Larger dogs
that weigh more than thirty pounds need to be fed with semi moist food
items or dry food items in most of the occasions.
This is to satisfy the food receptors in the stomach. This is due to
the fact that the larger dogs need to eat plenty of moist food or the canned
food items to satisfy these criteria. But it may not be practically possible in
these larger dogs. The small sized dogs may have a satisfactory level of
nutrients if fed even the moist food items.
However, the caloric density of the dry food should not be forgotten.
Enriched dry food items are highly welcome ones than the non -enriched