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Is there a difference as far as nutritional value? Which is better and how do you determine which is more appropriate for your dog? I've been told that wet food is more likely gonna stick between the dog's teeth.
 

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If you compare dry and wet foods on a dry matter basis, which means looking at the protein and fat and carbs without the water weight, it makes it easier to compare wet and dry. One benefit of wet food is that it doesn't need the carbs to hold it together so even moderate priced wet food can be mainly protein, fat and water. On the downside, for a medium sized dog or larger, wet food is quite pricey and if you get a dog used to it early on, some will be very picky about switching to dry food later in life.

There are no real dental benefits to either anymore than there would be with Cheerios cereal vs Quaker oatmeal for a human basically.
 
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