When I was studying to be a vet tech (a whole 12 years ago) I remember being drilled not to give soft or wet foods to pets, as it was too fat and bad for their teeth. Over the years I've come to reconsider a lot of the things I learned while earning this degree (I only worked for a year as a vet tech before switching to teaching, so work experience has nothing to do with this...)
I'm wondering a lot these days about the wet/dry food dilemma... Here's why...
Boris is a picky eater. He likes Acana Grasslands best of all the dry foods we tried (Evo, TOTW, Acana) but still wouldn't eat much. I was starting to worry that he was actually too thin, so, I decided to get some canned food and mix a bit of it with the dry kibbles. I went for EVO's 95% variety. I tried TOTW, but don't like the "big chunks of stuff in gravy" type wet food. I personally find it kinda gross, and hard to mix in with kibble. So I went with EVO.
Now Boris, who started this weighing in at 11 pounds, gets half a cup of Acana with about 1/5 of a cup of evo canned daily. He always has dried unmixed kibble available, but he rarely touches it. I'm quite happy with the fact that he actually eats it and has put on some weight (2 pounds... How much of it is natural 1 year old puppy growth and how much is "yay I eat enough now" weight I do not know, but he is definitely less bony, while still being a slim dog...)
Part of me feels guilty for giving him wet foods. afraid it's not good for him, as I was repeatedly told years ago... What's your take on this? Is it a big no-no or is it okay?