ok my dog will only eat canned but i want to try chewy but soft…

ok my dog will only eat canned but i want to try chewy but soft hard food on her what brand should i use

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Jana Rade
5 years ago

I’d like to start by asking why you want to switch? If it is to help keep teeth clean, kibble (with exception of some prescription diets specifically designed for this purpose) doesn’t do anything for keeping teeth clean. On the contrary.

I’m not sure what you mean by “chewy but soft” but if you’re considering what is called “semi-moist” I’d most definitely stay away from those.

Jana Rade
5 years ago

Understanding the reason for switching is an important bit for answering the question. That’s why I asked.

Jana Rade
5 years ago

One of my biggest problem with semi-moist is the substantial quantities of humectants. These range from high fructose corn syrup, propylene glycol, salts, glycelors, polyols … ending with sorbitol and cane molasses. None of these are good for dogs.

Brian Downie
5 years ago

I don’t know if I completely agree ALL SemiMoist is bad other than the point about teeth. A holistic SemiMoist food with natural ingredients and no preservatives or food coloring is roughly 25-40% water opposed to the higher content in canned foods and does not contain the nasties that gave SemiMoist the warranted bad rap. However, generally speaking, like canned foods, semi moist does not contain the protein content that dry kibbles do. I agree low quality SemiMoist contain high sugar contents, food coloring and often a preservative called Propylene Glycol which is not healthy (a cousin to anti freeze… Read more »