Dogs seem to relish soft food as either a complete meal, snack or topper and often prefer it over dry food for its higher protein content and beneficial dental care properties. It makes an ideal option for dogs who experience dental issues.
Purina offers a moist and meaty food line made in America at company-owned factories, perfect for adult dogs as well as puppies of various life stages.
Purina makes moist and meaty dog food in various recipes with different sources of protein, all manufactured at its several manufacturing plants that meet strict quality standards and responsibly source their ingredients from nearby farms. Their formulas contain lamb and egg protein to support strong muscles; brown rice and peas provide carbohydrates for energy, too.
Each recipe can be purchased either dry or wet. Dry foods contain 20% water while wet ones typically contain more than 65% moisture content – wet food typically provides greater palatability but cost more per calorie consumed.
Recipes come in multiple sizes and flavors, including burger. This tasty treat offers all of the same taste as real burgers but tailored for canine diets. Additionally, this formula contains essential nutrients needed to sustain canine health – all available through Amazon, Walmart, Purina’s website, Chewy or Purina itself.
Purina Moist & Meaty High Protein With Real Chicken & Real Beef adult dog food provides their canine companion with delicious protein-rich meal, snacks and toppers in an easily-served pouch – providing 100% complete and balanced nutrition to adult canines.
This food features beef by-products, a ground-up mixture of trimmings, skin, fat and organs derived from processed meat products. Although this ingredient may appear questionable at first glance, it actually provides dogs with an excellent source of protein that contains many of the same essential vitamins as whole muscle meat does.
High fructose corn syrup (HFCS), which is often added to soft drinks and candy, has been linked with diabetes and obesity in humans. While HFCS may also be found in many canned food items for dogs, wheat flour has low nutritional value for dogs while some ingredients such as soy grits may interfere with absorption of essential vitamins.
Soy Grits & Soy Flour
Soybean flour and grits are made by grinding whole soybeans (with their hulls intact) into fine powder or coarser pieces in either an independent industrial process or as an by-product of oil milling. Both contain abundant protein and fiber content while offering important bioactive components like isoflavones that have been studied to relieve menopausal symptoms and support bone health, among many other functions.
Soy grits and flour are often treated with lecithin to stabilize their high water absorption rates and enhance emulsion properties, making them suitable for a range of food products such as processed meats, bakery goods, soy milk, soups and gravies, cereal-legume blends for Third World consumption as well as serving as the foundation for textured vegetable protein as a cost-effective replacement of animal fats in fried foods.
Roasted and defatted to maximize flavor and nutrition, or left raw and unroasted for maximum enzyme preservation, these grains come in either the form of grits (which have the texture of corn meal) or as flakes that resemble rolled oats or wheat flakes.
High Fructose Corn Syrup
High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is an affordable sweetener made by wet milling corn starch. As such, HFCS has become one of the primary sources of calories in many processed food and beverage products, leading to obesity studies; though some factors may play a greater role than HFCS consumption alone.
Beef by-products are another ingredient to keep in mind; these ground up scrap meat from cow bodies and feet provide essential proteins and nutrients, often used to add moisture and appeal to dry dog food formulas for picky dogs. Water and wheat flour, two staples in most canned dog food formulas, make up the fourth and fifth ingredients respectively; experts tend to prefer animal proteins over wheat flour as sources of protein in dogs’ diets.