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The Healthy Scoop on Wet Food

Have you ever wondered why some pets prefer wet food over dry food? Find out how to choose the ideal meal for your dog.

Naturally, you want the very best for your dog simply because he or she deserves the very best. If you're thinking about introducing your furry friend to wet food, here are a few tips to help you decide what's best for the two of you.

As you may be finding out, dogs — and puppies, specifically — can be surprisingly picky about their food. Wet food offers a wide variety of flavors and textures that appeal to your dog, so it may be easier to find a meal that makes your little one light up. CESAR® ️ canine cuisine dishes offer everything from succulent shredded chicken to hearty grilled porterhouse steak.

Texture can make all the difference for some dogs, and there's no doubt that most dogs love meat, meat and more meat. Wet food has more qualities in common with the meaty, chewy dishes dogs love, so you may have more luck getting your dog interested. It’'s the reason CESAR®️ meals often contain real cuts of meat or poultry as the first ingredient. Just remember, every dog is different, so try feeding him or her a variety of our meals to learn about their likes (and dislikes). Whether your dog is craving duck, turkey or filet mignon, we've got you covered!

“Texture can make all the difference for some dogs...”

Aside from flavor and texture, wet dog food also has a few other benefits you may want to offer your dog. Bladder stones (caused by calcium oxalate) are more common in small breed dogs. One way to help them maintain good urinary tract health is to make sure moisture intake is adequate. Wet food has a higher level of moisture than dry, so serving it on a daily basis helps with moisture intake. Even so, always remember to have fresh water readily available because hydration is essential to your dog's health.

Another advantage of wet food is that it contains less than half the calories of dry food. This means that wet food offers the benefits of an increased portion size with fewer calories, compared to eating dry food alone. Dog's in need of a special diet can enjoy the wonderful taste of a hearty meal with fewer calories than eating only dry kibble.

Finally, if you're planning on transitioning your dog from a dry food diet towards a mixed or wet food diet, remember that gradual change is best. Start by offering one wet meal a day and seeing how their appetites adapts. Soon enough, your dog will have a new favorite meal and a new reason you're his or her favorite human.

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