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Nutrition

Wet food benefits for cats and dogs

There are many benefits associated with feeding a wet food to your cat or dog. Wet food (or canned food) can help improve hydration status, can help with weight control by reducing the caloric density of the diet, and is an excellent source of meat that provides highly digestible protein, vitamins and minerals. Most pets also enjoy the texture of wet foods, and it’s a great way to provide optimal nutrition for your pet while offering many benefits.

 

The health benefits of Vetdiet® canned food

Wet food can improve water intake

Feeding Vetdiet® canned food helps to ensure you are providing more water in the diet. This helps to improve your pet’s hydration. You should always provide fresh drinking water to your pet, but some pets, especially cats, do not always drink well. One benefit of improving hydration in cats through feeding wet food is to help support urinary health. Research has shown a reduced risk of calcium oxalate formation in cats consuming wet food1.

Wet food has a lower caloric density

Balancing food intake to help manage your pet’s weight can often be a challenge, but by incorporating wet food into your pet’s diet, you can help offset the calories consumed. Vetdiet® canned food is less than half the calories of dry food by weight.

This means that you can provide the optimal level of nutrition with fewer calories to meet your pet’s needs. We always recommend that you follow the feeding guidelines on the package and adjust your pet’s food intake when feeding a combination of wet food, dry food or treats to the diet.

Canned food contains a large amount of meat

Vetdiet® canned food contains a high percentage of meat which provides an optimal balance of amino acids as well as a natural source of vitamins and minerals. Providing these vitamins and minerals from meat means your pet is receiving more digestible nutrients from the fresh meats we use in our products.

Supporting your pets’ well-being with Vetdiet® wet food

Wet food can improve pet enjoyment

Many pets prefer the taste and texture of canned food over dry kibble. Feeding Vetdiet® canned food is a great way to provide complete nutrition and enjoyment to your pet so they are both healthy and happy. The fresh meat we use in making our formulas enhances the flavor and increases the level of enjoyment for your pet. In addition, we have conducted feeding trials to validate the appreciation of our wet foods in cats and dogs. Our results show that they are highly appreciated and have a high level of palatability.

Wet food can stimulate the appetite of older and finicky pets

As pets age, they sometimes have a decrease in appetite. In addition, some pets are just finicky eaters and will not eat dry kibble. Vetdiet® canned food is a great way to help stimulate eating by feeding alone or mixing with dry kibble to ensure your pet is getting all the nutrition they need.

Wet food is more natural

Since Vetdiet® canned food is mostly meat, it more closely resembles the balance of protein, fat and carbohydrates in the diets that dogs and cats consumed as they evolved through history. Unlike raw meat, Vetdiet® canned food provides all of the nutrients your pet needs. It is cooked to improve digestion and it is safer than feeding raw meat.

Discover Vetdiet® wet food

We offer a variety of wet food for dogs and cats. Each formula is adapted to a specific lifestage, lifestyle or even to a very specific need for the animal. For our wet cat foods, we use high-quality proteins and a unique blend of antioxidants to support the immune system. The same applies to our wet dog food, for which we have also added carrots, peas and potatoes.

This is a great way to feed your pet in a healthy and natural way by providing targeted nutrition for your pet to help support a healthy and long life. Vetdiet® canned food can be fed as your pet’s main meal or mixed with dry food and treats. When feeding a variety of canned food, dry food and treats, we recommend to always balance your pet’s food intake based on their calorie needs.

 

  1. Buckley et al., British Journal of Nutrition. Volume 106, Supplement S112 October 2011, pp. S128-S130.
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