Dry Dog Food
High-quality dog food: Dry food for dogs of all ages and breeds
Dry dog food comes in numerous varieties, so there is a suitable product to be found for every taste and all dietary requirements. Dry dog food is available for puppies, adult dogs and senior dogs, as well as food for dogs with intolerances and special needs. From Josera and Royal Canin to Wolf of Wilderness – you can quickly and conveniently find the right dry food for your dog at bitiba. The concepts of the different brands are defined by different ideas and focuses, such as dry dog food with a high meat content.
Which dry dog food really is good?
High-quality dog food is characterised by a recipe rich in meat and protein. Dogs also need other nutrients and vital substances, which is why balanced dry foods contain plant-based ingredients like fruit, vegetables or herbs and are often enriched with vitamins and minerals. You can also recognise the quality of a dry dog food from what isn't in it. It's a sign of high quality if the food is grain-free with no added sugar, soya or artificial flavourings, colourings and preservatives.
Why dry food for dogs?
Your dog has plenty to chew at mealtimes with dry food. This can support dental care, as plaque is removed by mechanical wear. As well, dry dog food is less intense in odour and therefore a good choice for anyone who doesn't much like the smell of open cans of wet food in the fridge. Dry dog food is easy to stockpile and divide into portions. It's important to protect the kibble from external factors like humidity and aromas.
Which dog food is recommended by vets?
If your dog has special dietary requirements, e.g. due to disease, intolerances or a tendency to being overweight, there are numerous dietary dry foods that your vet can recommend.
Should dry food for dogs be soaked?
If dry dog food isn't well accepted, it may be helpful to soak it in water. This can also give it a more intense smell and more readily attract fussy dogs to their food bowl. Soaking food can also be beneficial for the transition from wet to dry food, as well as for feeding puppies. In principle though, it isn't necessary to mix dry food kibble with water.
How much dry food does my dog need?
You should take a few factors into consideration when portioning dry food for your dog, because, among other things, energy and protein requirements vary for different breeds, as well as within the same breed. Along with the related parameters like weight and athleticism, age also plays an important role. This is significant too when it comes to the frequency of feeding. Whilst younger dogs should be fed three to four times per day, usually only once to twice a day is necessary for adult dogs. In our magazine, you can find further information on feeding dogs and the correct quantity of food.
Dry or wet food for dogs: What are the advantages and disadvantages?
Dry food for dogs is characterised by a higher energy requirement than wet food. This means you need smaller quantities, therefore it is the cheaper option for many. It also reduces packaging waste, which can contribute to protecting the environment. On the other hand, the stronger smell of wet food is often more flavoursome, which will certainly appeal to many dogs. Besides, the high water content is another plus factor with wet food. In principle there is nothing against a combination of wet and dry dog food, but it doesn't offer any specific benefits either. If your dog has digestion problems, sticking to one type of food is recommended.