Source: My Great Uncle Ron
By Quinnifer from CA
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When feeding dry food I was told keep pets away from water for at least an hour after eating. Also do not let dogs run around wildly after eating. This can cause bloat in some dogs.
I agree with Jron and PupperMom. I've had dogs all my life (close to 60 yrs) and almost all have been fed dry food with no problems. The only time I've switcched to wet is if one of them had dental problems. Knock on wood that's only happened once. As long as there is lots of water available dogs and cats do just fine on dry food. Mine even do better with dry. I tried my current 2 (dachshunds) on wet for a while and they weren't as happy or as healthy. So they are back on dry and doing great. My cat also eats strictly dry and has had no problems and is very healthy and active.
Have to agree with Jron7667, and we've raised GSD's, a Golden Retriever, and a Belgian Malinois over the past 35 years and all of them ate (and the current gal, eating) dry kibble and have had no health problems connected to feeding. But, all of them have always been big fans of the water bowl and we also supplemented the dry food with raw vegetables for snacking, which probably also helps "move things along", LOL. My father also had GSD's and swore by wet kibble, but he had a few dogs that had dental issues. Knock on wood, we haven't ever had that and think that the dry food helps scrape tartar from the teeth.
I can't imagine that's strictly true, as a lot of dogs have to eat dry food always. Plus all my dogs have grown up eating dry food and were fine- and of my current two, the oldest is almost 11. I know though that if they are prone to bloat, it helps.
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