Recently, domestic dog breeders have an alternative to traditional homemade food. These are prepared dry feeds and canned food for animals. Dry granular feeds have gained particular popularity. However, the number of their consumers and fans among owners, veterinarians, animal physiologists and the dogs themselves is almost equal to the number of opponents.
The benefits or dangers of dry feed cannot be said unambiguously. In Western countries, high-breed animals that have grown and live in nurseries have been receiving extremely balanced branded feeds for 10-15 generations.
The indisputable advantage of dry feeds is their long shelf life, as well as the convenience and speed of the feeding process itself. The need to chew dense granules has a positive effect on the condition of the dog’s oral cavity: the teeth are strengthened, cleaned of plaque and tartar, the gums become healthy and do not bleed. In addition, according to manufacturers, ready-made diets contain everything that is necessary for the growth, development and well-being of the animal. In other words, the owner does not need to carefully weigh and select all the necessary elements in the required proportions – they are already contained in the finished products. Continue reading