Dry dog food is a very popular food choice with dog owners because of its practicality. Frequently more affordable than canned, fresh or raw dog food, it is available in larger quantities, does not require refrigeration, and maintains freshness for a longer period of time after opening.
While its practicality makes it appealing to us, every dog owner's question remains the same: "Can using dry food benefit my dog?"
Briefly the answer is YES! Here’s why.
Dry food is beneficial to dogs because of its coarse surface, which helps to eliminate plaque from their teeth. Although daily tooth brushing is suggested for dogs, owners may find it difficult to brush their dogs' teeth on a daily basis. This issue can be resolved with dry food.
Plaque can calcify in three days, causing more damage to the teeth and gums, so a dog's teeth should be cleaned on a frequent basis. The consumption of dry food daily can also prevent the formation of plaque and tartar.
Other Nutritional Benefits of Dry Food
A complete and balanced dry food blend should contain all of the daily nutrients that healthy adult dogs require, including elements mandated by the PFMA and PIF rules, of which Jaspers is a member:
- Beef, poultry, fish, and eggs are all good sources of protein.
Because dry food contains only 5-12 % moisture, it's important to provide your dog with fresh water to keep them hydrated.
An easy way to ensure that your dog gets all the nutrition they need from dry food is to feed them food made from quality ingredients. Jaspers dry dog food, made with natural ingredients and contains all the nutrients they need for a healthy balanced diet. Read our feeding guide for more information.