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Mars Pet Nutrition’s Dr. Saza Curaming explains benefits of wet food for dogs

Pedigree Wet Food Pouch delivers tasty and full nutrition for your dogs with Waltham’s worldwide knowledge and high-quality standards to add texture and yumminess to spice up your pet’s food.

All dogs require proper nutrition, and choosing the right diet for your dog can be a challenging task for pet parents and many dog owners opt for dry food. However, veterinarians also recommend feeding a mixture of wet food as a main meal diet to your dog and here’s why.

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Healthy tastes boring – says who? 

Dogs easily become bored of eating the same thing every day and some dog owners must live with the reality that their dog is a finicky eater for the rest of their lives. When this happens, pet owners might want to consider experimenting with a new flavor.

“Wet food does not only contain 70 to 80 percent more vitamins and minerals that your pet requires,” Dr. Saza Curaming said. “It is also high in protein, providing a complete and nutritionally balanced meal. More interestingly, its consistency is very appealing to most dogs.”

Curaming has a 5-year-old mini schnauzer named Matchi. She is the scientific communications manager of Mars Pet Nutrition for Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore.

Dr. Saza Curaming
Dr. Saza Curaming

Pedigree Wet Food offers 38 essential nutrients to strengthen your dog’s immune system and keep them happy and healthy and it comes in cans and pouches and there are a number of flavors to select from. At the same time, Pedigree Wet Food comes with different flavors available such as beef, chicken, and liver that are absolutely delicious for our paw friends. 

“For puppies, Pedigree offers Nutri Defense that gives your puppy the DHA and fiber to support their immune system,” Curaming explained. “Wet food is also an excellent meal for puppies since it helps to strengthen their teeth and ensures the pet parents that their dogs will get adequate nutrition as they grow.”

Including wet food in your dog’s meal gives them varied tastes and textures, making mealtimes even more enjoyable for your fluffy pets, and for mixed feeding, dog owners might add wet food as a topper on top of the dry food. Curaming said, “Wet food is a terrific way to mix things up for your pet, especially if you notice it’s rejecting meals it used to enjoy.”

 

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Maintaining hydration level

Another key benefit of wet food is that it hydrates dogs that do not drink enough water on a daily basis. By providing your dog wet food, it will improve and maintain hydration levels without having to worry about it being dehydrated, especially in hotter seasons.

Wet food helps improve proper kidney function and contains proteins in their original state. Curaming said, “Since wet food is high in moisture content, it helps dog maintain a healthy urinary system. To ensure a well hydrated dog, it is however still necessary to always provide clean and fresh water every day.”

Aiding weight loss

Wet food’s main component is protein, which has fewer carbs. As a result, it has lower calorie density and even helps to promote satisfaction for dogs. Curaming explained, “Incorporating wet food to your dog’s meals will prevent excess calories from being absorbed while still providing sufficient nourishment.”

“Some pet parents feed their dogs with homemade food and that can lead pets to gain weight and have loose stools,” Curaming continued. “But with feeding wet food or a mix of wet and dry to your dog, it can produce smaller and firmer stools.”

Dental-disease friendly

In addition, since wet food is composed of chunks that are soft, it is a good choice for dogs with dental disorders, gum problems or reduced senses. Depending on the comfort levels, the amount of wet food to mix with dry food can be varied. 

“Pet owners may easily combine wet dog food with dry dog food and home-cooked food or simply use it as a topping,” Curaming explained. Here is a recent interview with her:

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