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Old 08-13-2014, 12:03 PM
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It's been awhile since I've fed kibble but due to lack of freezer space for now we're back to dry food.

Quick question though, is there a reason to or not to add water to the kibble? I feel like this is a stupid question, but like I said, I've been out of the dry food world for years.

I always feel like when I would happen to give the dogs dry food they would drink a ton more that day so, figured I would just ask!
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Old 08-13-2014, 12:03 PM
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I float kibble for all of mine every day.
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Old 08-13-2014, 12:12 PM
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I've heard adding water makes them less likely to chew or some kind of food buildup issue..I've also heard it makes them eat fast in general

upside of water is that it helps hydrate (for dogs who don't drink enough), most dogs are more likely to eat it wet than dry

I personally think it doesn't matter lol

although wet kibble food does spoil if you have the kind of picky eater who is going to leave it around
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Old 08-13-2014, 12:16 PM
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although wet kibble food does spoil if you have the kind of picky eater who is going to leave it around
You're funny.
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Old 08-13-2014, 12:21 PM
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If I wetted down food here mine would go on a hunger strike. I just feed dry and have a big water bowl.
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Old 08-13-2014, 12:21 PM
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I actually float food to slow Pepper and Georgie both down. Payton I floated to slow him down too because I was initially just floating Auggie's to up his water intake, and P was finishing first and trying to steal Auggie's food. =P
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Old 08-13-2014, 12:26 PM
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Abrams just gets dry. All of my prior dogs did before hand, too. No issues.

I soak Cynder's food before hand until the kibble has absorbed all of the moisture and they're soggy, but she is special needs.
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Old 08-13-2014, 01:11 PM
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I add water because I worry about hydration. We live in a hot, dry climate, though.

Since Elsie gets an egg on hers the water helps get the eggy goodness all over everything, too.
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Old 08-13-2014, 09:19 PM
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I feed dry (and have a bucket of water available), mostly because Murph and Riley won't touch kibble that's wet. Riley also won't touch his kibble if there's anything on it, like canned food, leftover meat from dinner, gravy... he likes everything kept separate. I really need to find a dog dish with compartments. Never had any problems with feeding dry food, the amount of water they drink has more to do with how hot it is and how much they run around.
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I water down all of Frodo's meals, mainly because he seems to enjoy it.
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