Originally Posted by sharky
FYI ... Just like a cat a dog can GET ALL nutrition from canned... DOGS Should NOT be feed ALL DRY diets ...
Dog s are a carvivore and the moisture does them good also ...
Does MOM have a humidifier???
I would suggest fish oil supplements but they are FAR FAR $$$ for the good ones than a UPGRADE in food.... Fresh veggies and meat brasied in oil would also help...
Adding water to a dog's dry diet can accomplish the same as a canned food will for a dog...all you are doing is adding moisture to their intestinal tract to aid in digestion. I have fed dry premium foods to my dogs for 18 years...not one has been unhealthy, or has had digestion issues. I add water to one meal, and they get one meal dry each day. If I have one that doesn't seem to drink enough water beside, both meals get water added.
Also, with a premium diet, you may only feed a small dog 1\\4-1\\3 cup per day...so I don't think there is 'too' much difference there in canned and premium dry kibble. My Border collie, who is about 54 lbs, gets between 2 1\\2- 3 cups per day (because she is active)...and often she won't eat it all, I just offer that much, due to her activity!
Course, I also will add the occasional raw bone, chicken, beef bits, or veggies to their diets too...just to keep things interesting, and these things are good for them too.