What is the best food to feed older dogs?
- Royal Canin Size Health Nutrition MEDIUM Aging 10+ Dry.
- Royal Canin Size Health Nutrition LARGE Adult 8+ Dry for Dogs.
- Hill’s® Science Diet® Dog Mature Adult Canned.
Is canned dog food good for older dogs? Wet food has plenty of benefits. It’s often easier for older dogs to eat, it has lower calories to prevent obesity, and protein, vitamins, and minerals to keep your senior pup in good health. Because soft food has a high water density, you won’t have to worry about dehydration either.
Should old dogs eat dry or wet food? Canned foods are a good choice for a senior diet. It solves many of the issues presented with a kibble diet and is a great way to encourage picky eaters to eat more. Wet foods are generally more digestible than kibble, depending on the ingredients of course, and many options have very little carbohydrates or fillers.
Is senior dog food really necessary? To summarize everything we looked at in this article, most dogs will not need a special senior dog food to live a healthy life. If your dog has been eating a certain kind of dog food for years, there’s no reason to switch them to anything else just because they’re older.