Dog and Cat Wet Food

While the convenience of dry dog food still makes it the most popular feeding choice for pets, both dogs and cats can benefit from including wet food in their diet, on a regular or even occasional basis. Canned diets in general contain more meat than kibble diets, which is why they are typically more expensive. This is great news for dogs, who require few, if any, grain-sourced carbohydrates.

Kibble generally contains more carbohydrates than wet food because carbs act as binders, holding the food together, but canned food has less carbohydrates.

Wet food is naturally preserved through the canning process, whereas dry food is not. Wet food also ends up being fresher because it is consumed within a few days versus a couple weeks to a month or more for most dry food bags. Those factors add up to fewer overall preservatives being added to canned foods.

However, it's always important to check your pet food ingredient list rather than rely on a general assumption about food types. There can be a huge difference in quality between pet food brands and formulas within the dry food or wet food categories alone.

Paws on Chicon carries a variety of canned pet food.