Picking wet hypoallergenic dog food is just like picking dry food. In both cases, it’s the ingredients that matter. Many people think that wet food is inherently more digestible than dry dog food. Although wet hypoallergenic food will physically digest easier than its dry counterpart, the ingredients are what make it safe for a dog with food allergies.
Picking Wet Hypoallergenic Dog Food
Just like picking dry hypoallergenic dog food, picking wet food is all about ingredients. Generally speaking, there is no “best” hypoallergenic dog food. They’re all high quality. Hypoallergenic dog food has to be high quality, because of what it’s made for. The types, and ingredients within those types, are almost always on the same playing field. They have to be to work.
In my experience working at a vet, the only things you really have to worry about when picking either a wet or dry hypoallergenic dog food are the ingredients and the price. Because all true hypoallergenic dog foods are grain, soy, gluten, and egg free, you’ll be looking at the ingredients your dog needs as well as the best price you can get.
When picking hypoallergenic dog food of any sort, the first source for information should be your vet. Your vet has most likely already worked closely with you on the ingredients that are best for your dog, so he or she should be your first stop when trying to decide what type or brand of wet hypoallergenic dog food you should pick.
Most likely, your vet will tell you to simply look for a wet hypoallergenic dog food with the ingredients that you and your vet have found to work for your dog. If you check customer reviews on hypoallergenic dog foods online, they all have about the same reviews – anywhere from 4.5 to 5 stars.
Depending on what your vet says, you second stop will be the internet. You can research different brands of food as well as their ingredients. You can also research the price of these foods. And you want to research those prices. Hypoallergenic food is a must-have for a dog with food allergies or sensitivities, but it’s not cheap. Scour the internet for the best prices. You can even get prescription wet hypoallergenic dog food at places like Pet360.com if you have a vet prescription.
Ingredients are the Deciding Factor
The main thing to remember is that hypoallergenic dog food, even the wet variety, needs to have the ingredients that your dog can tolerate. Simply getting a wet hypoallergenic dog food isn’t enough. It may be wet, but it has no bearing on its ease of processing in your dog’s system. So, when picking a wet hypoallergenic dog food, remember these key points: ingredients and price.
If you work closely with your vet and scour the internet, you’ll be sure to get the wet hypoallergenic dog food that’s best for both you and your dog.
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