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Q: Do you recommend mixing a "wet" dog food product with the dry dog food?

September 9, 2009 | By Amy N. | 6 answers | Expired: 1853 days ago

Amy N.

When I was younger my mom used to buy Alpo and mix a little of it together with the dry food to make a "gravy" for our dog. I am just wondering if it is better to do this or if the dry food is acceptable alone.

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Pitbullluvr17
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Sep 13, 2009

It really is up to the owner. if the dog chews on bones and hard dog treats it is getting plenty of rough stuff. But brushing the teeth is always good. My dogs like having wet with dry, they won't eat dry alone, we just do like a spoonful or two of wet with a half cup dry twice a day and they seem pretty happy.

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Zak C.
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Sep 14, 2009

Mixing wet food in with your dogs food isn't bad as long as it's in small amounts. Too much wet food can sometimes make your dogs teeth dirty. The dry food helps scrape the plaque off the teeth and keep them clean. Also your dog could begin to get spoiled and expect to ALWAYS have wet food on top. So when your tight budget wise and can't grab your dog's favorite food topper they won't eat it.

It's a win lose situations sometimes but it's not a bad thing to feed your dog wet food, just be sure it's all natural, grain free etc. Or if you want stray away from the norm you can try a teaspoon of plain yogurt or canned unseasoned pumpkin on top. Frozen green beans are a nice touch every now and then too.

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Mary C.
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Sep 09, 2009

We all like a little variety! I find nothing wrong with mixing a little good quality canned food in with your dry food. Stay away from grocery store brands, most are not healthy, look for a natural food in your local pet stores. I use a grain free, just a teaspoon for my little dogs only for their "breakfast", the other meals are just dry. I don't reccommend just canned though because they do need the kibble to keep their teeth strong and tarter free.

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