How to Create Soft Dog Food for Elderly Dog - Snapguide

Mix the foods with 25 percent soft dog food and 75 percent dry dog food for the next four days.
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Remember, if your dog is experiencing serious pain at mealtime from a condition like tooth decay or gingivitis, switching to soft food certainly won't remedy the problem. So make sure you talk to your vet about oral care and dental treatment.
That said, there are a few reasons why you may want to consider switching your senior dog to soft food.
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Whether you choose dry food, soft food, or a mix of both, ask your vet before making any transition. And when it's time to switch your dog's food, you must do it slowly—even if it's the same brand and flavor—to help prevent stomach upset and/or diarrhea. Feed your furry friend each of his meals for the next four days with a ratio of half soft dog food and half kibble.
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Combine all the ingredients together in a large bowl and mix well. Add a spoonful of plain yogurt if desired. More than a spoonful of yogurt may cause digestive upset. Plain yogurt adds calcium and beneficial bacteria (for digestion) to your dog's diet. Feed the food as is or blend it in a food processor for a smoother, softer consistency. Refrigerate any unused food. Freeze food that you plan to store for longer than three days.Hard, dry dog food comes in small pieces or pellets and is stored in a bag. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals suggests asking your vet to recommend a dry dog food to keep your pooch's teeth and gums clean. This is especially important if your pooch is having tartar or plaque problems. Eating dry food works those jaw muscles and helps with your doggie's urge to chew on things. It also helps to keep his stools regular and firm. Dry food is more convenient and is usually less expensive than soft, wet food.Walking down the aisle at your local pet store can be quite the daunting task with its never-ending shelves of dog goodies. Weigh your options between the hard, dry foods and soft, moist varieties before making your choice. If you're still unsure, ask your vet for suggestions.Soft dog food usually costs more than dry varieties. Unused portions must be refrigerated within an hour of opening the can or it must be thrown out. If you have leftover wet dog food, it can be left in the fridge for two or three days before it must be tossed. Bacteria can easily grow on this type of food, and you don't want to get your doggie sick. Since this type is sticky, it can get caught in your dog's teeth and cause dental issues if you don't keep up on brushing his pearly whites.Both opened and unopened dry food has a lower shelf life than an unopened can of wet food. Dry food can lose some of its nutrient value during processing and baking. It has also has more preservatives and fillers than soft dog food to keep it from spoiling.Why isn’t Royal Canin on the list? That puppy food is amazing!!! My chi had 7 puppies and some were more runty than others. Now they are all thriving because of Royal Canin. They have a starter mousse that is perfect for weaning and a mama dogs last trimester equivalent of pregnancy. Then once you’re weaning, the soft wet puppy food is so nutritious and tasty, they’re over the moon. My pups are 5 wks coming on 6 and all are healthy. Royal Canin pup wet food is like 1.89 a can at Petco.