Is your dog a fussy eater? There’s a good chance that wet dog food will turn him over! Wet food is more like real meat and has an aroma that is most likely to entice your pet during meals. Wet food contains proteins in their natural state, and this consistency also proves to be extremely palatable for most canines. But besides luring picky pooches, wet food also offers a range of other advantages, throughout the year. So it doesn’t matter if your pet is a fussy or an eager eater, here’s why you should add wet food to its diet…
Complete and nutritionally-balanced
Wet food is protein-packed and makes for a complete and nutritionally balanced meal for dogs. Wet food like the all-new Pedigree Gravy Pack of 5 comes with chunks of chicken and liver for adults and only chicken for puppies. It is made with high-quality ingredients and retains all the essential nutrients that your dog needs to stay healthy and happy. Dogs need a diet that delivers a good amount of iron on a daily basis. While it may not be possible to feed your pooch half a kilo of spinach every day, Pedigree Gravy ensures it will get all the iron it needs.
Gives protection against heat stress
A well-balanced meal like Pedigree Gravy offers protection against the effects of heat stress. This is due to the fact that wet food is high on moisture content. Therefore, giving your dog wet food will increase overall water content and help maintain hydration levels when temperatures are at an all-time high. This is also beneficial for canines that do not drink enough water on a regular basis. Keeping your dog hydrated ensures optimal kidney function and promotes urinary tract health. While homemade food like rice and curd may contain almost the same amount of water content (50%-80%) as compared to wet food (70%-80%), it lacks the adequate levels of energy, vitamins and minerals that your pet requires.
Eating the same food every single day can get extremely boring and canines are known to appreciate variety! Wet food offers variety in terms of flavours, formats and textures. It is a great way to switch it up for your furry friend, especially if you notice that it is rejecting meals it once loved. What’s even better is that you can easily blend wet dog food with dry dog food as well as home-cooked food or simply add it as a topping. Mixing dry and wet food also results in smaller, firmer stools.
Aids in weight management
Wet food consists of protein as its core with fewer carbohydrates. The high water content in wet food automatically leads to a lower calorie density and even helps to promote satiety. Therefore wet dog food is a great tool to use for weight loss or general weight management. Too much energy in homemade food can cause pets to become overweight and experience loose stools. Feeding your dog wet food or a mix of wet and dry food will help it to avoid absorbing surplus calories whilst ensuring complete nutrition.
Easy to chew
Wet food like the Pedigree Gravy Pack of 5 comes with chunks of chicken and liver for adults and only chicken for puppies that are cooked very gently. These chunks are soft and when coupled with the gravy, they become extremely easy for dogs to chew and swallow. Wet food is also ideal for dogs with dental problems as well as senior dogs with gum issues or weakened senses.
If these reasons have convinced you to get your pooch some wet food, make sure you remember to lay a reusable mat below your dog’s food bowl as it can get a little messy! Also, make sure to check with your vet for feeding instructions as well as the packaging for storage instructions.