Q. Is a high moisture content in a dog food important? If so, why are so many dry kibble foods so low in moisture? I want the best nutrition for my dog.
LINDSEY EDWARDS MVB, BSC, IVCA
A. The moisture content itself is not vitally important and high moisture foods may be slightly more palatable but will deteriorate and go off much faster than those with lower moisture contents. It is important that a dog drinks sufficient water if on dry food. Ask your local vet clinic or petstore for locally available, high quality foods such as royal canin or hills
A. Moisture content is not entirely important as long as your dog is drinking enough water. Moisture is low in kibble to reduce spoilage and weight.