There’s a reason pets come running at the sound of a can opener.
Whether it’s a loaf, a stew, gravy cuts, minced, pate or shreds, pets dig the variety of canned food. A scoop of it on top of kibble is a great way to lure picky eaters to the food bowl and keep them interested in meals. And since cats are notoriously selective, be sure to give them as many different textures of canned food as possible when they’re kittens. Trust us, it’ll make your life a lot easier.
Canned food is high in moisture, which means it has a longer shelf life and is recommended for older dogswho don’t get up as much to drink water. It’s the preferred diet for cats, whose tiny tongues are great for grooming but not so handy for lapping up water (score 1 for dogs). If your lab is starting to get love handles, canned food is low in carbs to helpwith weight loss. Plus, because it’s processed at lower temperatures, it retains more nutrients. It comes in options for every life stage, from puppies and kittens to seniors.
Trying to decide whether canned food should be your dog’s entire diet or just the cherry on top of the kibble sundae? Remember, its protein and fat levels are low so a 100% canned food diet means feeding multiple cans per day. If those costs start to add up just keep canned food as a topper rather than a staple.