Features October 2016 Issue

2016 Canned Dog Food Review

Independent pet supply stores and small chain stores typically carry the best selection of top-quality canned dog foods. “Pet specialty” chains (such as Petco and PetSmart) also carry some of these top-shelf brands, but may also stock lower-quality, lower-cost foods, so read those ingredient labels carefully!

2016 Canned Dog Food Review

Why canned dog food might be healthier than dry dog food, and how to pick a good one.

Many owners who feed canned dog food make that selection for a specific reason, for a limited period of time – for example, to motivate an elderly dog or a dog suffering from a health condition that causes weight loss and a poor appetite to eat more. The one exception might be people with very tiny dogs, who may have trouble chewing or swallowing kibble, and whose caloric needs are so minimal, that it might take two days or more to consume a single can. It’s too bad that it’s so costly, because, fed in appropriate amounts, canned food is a very healthy choice for dogs. Its moisture content is far closer to that of so-called evolutionary diets for dogs, the sort of food dogs ate before they came to rely on us to feed them.

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