Dry dog food and wet dog food, which one is the best choice for puppies?

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I have been troubled by this problem all along. For puppies, which is better between dry dog food and wet dog food?
I had made a compromise between the two of them before, and I used both types of dog food. But I really want to know which one is more suitable.
 

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I don't think it really matters. My dog has always got both. Dry dog food is better for the teeth.
 

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Now a days there is so much to choose from. If you are not sure, ask your Vet. Otherwise, I agree with what everyone said above.
 

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That’s actually a common misconception. Dry dog food does not help with teeth; that would be like the equivalent of us eating Cheerios and saying that helps brush our teeth like a toothbrush.

It’s really owner preference. A lot of people feed both. Wet can be more costly
 
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Actually its depends on pet's age . Not all animals drink as much water as they should. Wet foods can be a good source of hydration if your animal is the type that is reluctant to drink adequate amounts of water .
 

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That’s actually a common misconception. Dry dog food does not help with teeth; that would be like the equivalent of us eating Cheerios and saying that helps brush our teeth like a toothbrush.

It’s really owner preference. A lot of people feed both. Wet can be more costly
Ha ha, love that analogy. Makes total sense.
 
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I feel that there's not really a big difference, but then again it all depends. There's just so many options out there so if you find something that your dog likes and has good nutritional value then just go with it. You could also go with both assuming the budget allows. If you're especially worried about vitamins/proteins/health benefits, you can look into supplements and wellness protocols. Buddy Custard is one that I've heard works well, but like I said there are so many options even outside of just the basic dog food so it's a good idea to try a variety of things and see what works for you and your dog.
 

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I didn't say say dry dog food cleans teeth, it's better for the teeth in that it doesn't stick to the teeth the way wet food does so less tartar build up, and the bigger the kibble the less tartar. Overall though I think wet dog food is more natural and nutritious, that's why I was giving my dog a combination of both (the dry I was mostly using as a treat).
 
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Things needed to know is the age of the pup and what breed it is.

Since we have deep chested dogs (Boxers and Borzoi), we've always feed dry but cover it in water to lessen the likelihood of bloat. We also have Bostons and 1 Chihuahua and we also cover their kibble with warm water but only because they like it. As young puppies, we always soak their kibble to soften it for their little teeth. Also.... we feed a high quality holistic kibble such as Actrium (which ironically enough, can on be purchased at Walmart).
 

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