After feeding your dog the same dry food for quite a while, there comes a point where most dog parents stop to wonder if the dry dog food is really the way to go. There are countless types of dog foods in the market, all in different textures, shapes, and sizes. But honestly, you can never go wrong with dry dog food. I’ve probably tried every sort of dog food in the market but I’ve only been more comfortable with dry food. Here’s why:
Let’s be real. With dry dog food, you’re really getting value for your money. With the amount of money you spend on dry food for a month, wet food or raw food will probably only last a week. I’ve noticed when my dogs were on mainly dry food, I would spend considerably less than I would when they were on mainly wet food or even homecooked or raw meals. Being a pet parent is really expensive. There’s so much we spend on giving our dogs the best life possible that it only makes sense to try and save wherever possible.
Probably my favorite benefit of dry dog food is that it does not smell. I can pour dry food into my dogs’ bowls without the fear that it’s going to stink up the entire space. However, that is definitely not the case with any other type of dog food. You see, whenever I’d pour wet food or raw food into their bowls, the entire house would literally stink up instantly. Now obviously you’d get used to the smell since you’re living there but whenever you have someone over, they’d notice the smell instantly. It’s also worth noting that with dry food, your dogs’ breath or poop won’t stink as much either as compared to if they were on another diet.
True story, my dog actually got gingivitis from being on a mainly wet food diet. The vet said that I could prevent this from happening if I switched to dry dog food. Apparently, dry food helps brush off plaque from your dogs’ teeth which helps them stay clean naturally. After that little dental scar, I’ve honestly never switched them away from dry food again. And they don’t mind either since they actually really like dry food.
One of the biggest benefits of dry dog food is that it is a balanced meal for your dog as it contains all the nutrients that your dog needs for a healthy lifestyle. Most good dry foods contain quite a bit of supplements and vitamins to make sure your dog maintains a healthy outlook in life. If you were to feed them any other type of dog food, you’d have to buy supplements and vitamins separately to add to their meals as otherwise, they’d become malnourished from not being fed proper food.
Dry dog food can actually be very time-saving in your routine. When I tried feeding my dogs homecooked meals, I had to wake up earlier and spend quite a lot of time in the kitchen preparing these meals on top of my own meals. This can be quite impossible for most of us who have to work long hours on top of caring for our own needs. With dry food, all you have to do is scoop and pour and you’re good to go!