Written By: Cheryl
Oh, this is a MASSIVE debate.
When I first adopted AJ (pictured here – isn’t he handsome?), I spent countless hours researching food and food options.
I spoke to vets, I emailed vets, I spent hours on discussion forums and I even went to the library and read up on pet nutrition. Yes, I am a crazy cat momma.
Anyway. After all that research and time, here’s what I found:
Pet lovers, professionals and the like are divided when it comes to dry and wet food, with maybe a slight slant towards wet. My current vet (whom I love) swears by wet food, while my friend’s vet recommends prescription dry.
There is one thing that pet professionals seem to agree on, though, and that’s the BARF diet. Yup, BARF. If you own a dog or a cat I’ve been told that the best thing to feed them is NOT wet or dry food, but rather BARF (which is also known as Biologically Appropriate Raw Foods).
But for all that it’s worth, the BARF method can be time consuming and pricey. Many BARF enthusiasts grind up their pet’s food at home to ensure that it is 100% unprocessed. This isn’t a nutrition vehicle that bodes well with a busy lifestyle.
So, if a pet owner were faced with choosing exclusively between dry and wet, what’s the best option?
I honestly don’t know.
One consensus though, is that you should try to avoid low end brands, which are full of corn and filler. Opt for high end speciality brands or ones that are sold exclusively through veterinarians.
Still confused? Here are some pros of dry and wet food (taken from the web, not my personal opinion).
Pros (taken from the Chef website)
So, there you have it. AJ goes nuts over dry food, which is why I keep it in the house. Personally, the winner for me is wet, but you really can’t beat the convenience of dry.
Hope this helps a little .