Comparison of Feed Types: Dry, Wet or Raw

Ania Wlodarczyk @ 2020-08-24 14:58:54 +0100

Comparison of Feed Types: Dry, Wet or Raw

When it comes to the feed types that suit your dog best, not only are certain breeds more accustomed and react better to certain types of feed, the owners lifestyle also plays as bigger a role as the animal's preferences. 

What have you been feeding your dog so far? Dry or wet, or do you prefer raw feed? Offers are everywhere, the selection of brands and types of feed is so diverse and the science around what is best is constantly evolving that now it is extremely difficult to keep on top of things let alone know what's best for your dog. There is no exact rule on whether raw or better than dry or wet is better than raw, however one thing that is vital to look out for is to make sure whatever you buy says complete feed, as this will contain all the important nutrients your four legged friend needs. 

While there is no one type that is better than the next, you should consider the individual needs or your own pet. Offering dry food to a dog that doesn't drink that much is definitely a bad idea. In the interests of your dog, if this is the case with yours, your best course of action would be to switch to wet food or perhaps a mix of both. A good choice of wet food that we would recommend for a dog that is lacking water and nutrients would be anything from the Barking Heads range. Barking Heads provides a delicious wet food recipe with added vitamins & minerals that also contains 85% free range chicken, and what’s better yet…it’s grain-free too! 

Similarly if your dog is being fed wet food and is suffering with dental problems, then your best bet is to change the feed to dry as dry food can help fight against tartare in dogs. This is because the abrasion of the teeth from chewing reduces such deposits.  If you are thinking of doing one a range of dry dog foods we would suggest for you would be Carnilove. With a grain free, complete feed, Carnilove offers a balanced nutrition with 80% meat composition.

Furthermore, the type of feed must also match the lifestyle and convictions of the person. Feeding your dog can be rather complex and you would have to acquire a lot of knowledge in advance, but if you do gain the relevant knowledge, you are able to one hundred per cent determine the protein source and the quality of the feed yourself.  


Dry Food 

  • Little effort
  • Increased water requirement 
  • High tooth abrasion
  • Chewing apparatus is strengthened
  • The amount of food is lower due to high nutrient density

Wet Food 

  • Little effort 
  • Hardly any increased water requirement 
  • Little tooth abrasion 
  • Stress on chewing apparatus 
  • Amount of food must be higher due to the low nutrient density 

Raw Food 

  • High effort 
  • No increased water requirement 
  • High tooth wear (if bones are fed) 
  • Chewing apparatus is strengthened (if bones and cartilage are fed) 
  • The amount of feed depends on the individual components