Beneful Wet or Dry Food: Which is right for your dog

Choosing the perfect food for a pet might seem overwhelming with all the Beneful varieties available. Beneful tailors its dog foods to a dog’s life cycle needs and a pet owner’s life, so it really comes down to a dovetail of the pet and human needs. No matter what, Beneful has it covered with both wet and dry dog food varieties.

Wet or Dry Food?

The wet or dry food question has long existed among pet owners. Which is better for a pet? Which is better for the human’s pocketbook? How do you decide? Both Beneful dry and wet varieties provide appropriate amounts of protein, vitamins, and minerals to maintain a dog’s health. Consider the following points raised by petMD when choosing the right food for a dog:

The Answer

The amount of water the dog drinks daily matters. A dog who drinks little water needs wet food daily to provide hydration.
A dog who has eroded olfactory senses often responds better to the stronger scent provided by wet food.
Wet food appeals more to a dog who is ill or suffering from poor appetite.
Dogs with dental issues such as poor jaw alignment, missing teeth, or who simply have a smaller mouth find wet food easier.
Some dogs make a mess while eating wet food and may not consume all of the food.
The owner must refrigerate any uneaten portion of wet food. The dog must eat it before it spoils.
Wet dog food costs more and comes in smaller portions.
Dry food provides greater convenience since the pet owner can store kibble for a long time in an air tight container.
Dry food can remain in the dog’s bowl all day, if necessary, for munching when the pet gets hungry.
Dry food provides a more economical choice.
Dry food makes an effective training treat.
Some dry foods help clean a dog’s teeth as they eat.
Dry food comes in various sizes and flavors.

The answer differs based on the dog’s and owner’s situation. There’s an ideal Beneful choice for every dog though.

Beneful dry varieties make the ideal choice for pet owners who don’t work from home. These foods combine tender and crunchy pieces, so even pets with less serious dental problems can enjoy them.

Healthy dog:Healthy coat help:Small dogs:Active dogs:Puppies:Overweight dogs:

Healthy dog: Choose Beneful Originals with Real Beef or Real Chicken to provide a healthy dog with antioxidant-rich nutrition.
Healthy coat help: Choose Beneful Originals with Real Salmon to provide a dog with coat or skin problems omega-rich nutrition to develop and maintain a shiny coat and healthy skin.
Small dogs: Choose Beneful IncrediBites with Real Beef or Real Chicken to provide small dogs with protein-rich nutrition in mini-kibble pieces they’ll find easy to chew.
Active dogs: Choose Beneful Playful Life with real beef and egg to provide the proteins essential for strong muscles.
Puppies: Choose Beneful Healthy Puppy which provides calcium-rich nutrition and DHA to help with healthy vision and brain development.
Overweight dogs: Choose Beneful Healthy Weight which provides 100 percent of a dog’s daily nutrition requirements, but 10 percent fewer calories than Beneful Originals.

For dogs who need the hydration of wet food or with more advanced dental problems, choose one of the following wet foods:

Beneful Chopped Blends, a finely chopped 10 ounce meal.
Beneful Chopped Blends, a finely chopped three ounce meal.
Beneful Prepared Meals, a 10 ounce meal of meat chunks, vegetables, and grains in a resealable plastic container.
Beneful Medleys, a saucy three ounce meal with real meat, vegetables and grains.

Every dog deserves tasty, nutritious food. Feeding a dog well doesn’t have to hurt a pet owner’s pocketbook. Check the Beneful website for coupons before stocking up at the store on wet or dry food.