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5 Benefits of Wet Dog Food

Dogs love to eat. Anybody who owns a dog, has been around a dog, or even seen a dog for more than few seconds knows that. Need proof? Drop some tasty food on the ground when a dog is nearby. Do it. We dare you!

However, just because dogs love to eat doesn’t mean you should just give them anything. Healthy eating, and the consumption of quality food is not just important for people, but also for dogs.

That is why we’re going to list 5 benefits of eating wet food for your dog. (Don’t worry, we’ll talk about the benefits of dry food in another blog, so stay tuned).

  1. This might not surprise anybody who has ever given their dog wet food, but dogs just find it more appetizing. Why? It resembles the kind of fresh meat that dogs absolutely love. Just imagine seeing those gravy covered morsels of meat through a dog’s eyes, it’s like a juicy steak with their name on it!
  2. If your dog is a picky eater (they do exist), wet food is a great option, as even the pickiest eaters find it hard to resist the freshness of wet food. It can also be used as an alternative to the food they aren’t eating, or as an addition to the food they are eating, but you can clearly see they’re not loving.
  3. According to, wet food tends to be lower in carbohydrates and higher in fat and protein than dry food. This is important because food with a high level of carbohydrates can potentially lead to obesity in your dog. So, with quality wet food it not only prevents weight gain, but can also help with weight loss if your dog is already considered overweight by your veterinarian.
  4. Wet food has a higher water content than dry food. That might seem obvious, but that doesn’t make it any less important. Keeping your dog hydrated is critical, and for dogs that don’t drink a lot of water wet food can help give them the extra hydration they need to stay healthy. This is especially beneficial on really hot days.
  5. It is easy to chew! That might seem like a simple thing, but for older dogs, or dogs with a misaligned jaw, missing teeth or smaller mouths, that ease of chewing is a gift from the heavens! Can you imagine trying to chew hard chunks of, well, anything if your jaw was misaligned or you were missing teeth? How much easier would it be to enjoy a gravy drenched tender prime rib steak?

*It is important to note that we are not saying all wet food is similar to prime rib. We also have no idea how wet food tastes to dogs because we are not dogs. We love dogs. But we are not dogs. Unfortunately.

While those are just 5 benefits to wet food, there are many more. Don't be discouraged if your dog doesn't love the first kind of wet food you give them. Just like people, dogs love what they love for reasons only they know. But once you give them something they love, they will definitely let you know!

While it isn’t quite wet food, but does involve the mixing of fresh meat, we also recommend WellyChef Homemade Dog Food Done Right Base Mix.

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