Dry kibble versus cans, what's the difference?

The biggest nutritional difference between dry (kibble) and wet (canned) pet food is in the moisture or water content. For Fromm Family Foods recipes, wet food contains a maximum of 82% water, while dry food only averages 6-7%.

Generally, canned pet food also contains less carbohydrates than kibble does. Canned food may also contain a higher percentage of protein and fat—although this varies depending on the formulation.

Canned food can help with increasing water consumption. Most pets drink plenty of water on their own so long as fresh water is available to them—but pets with certain health conditions may benefit from additional hydration. Also, canned food may be more palatable to picky eaters.

Since kibble contains less moisture, it has a higher concentration of nutrients per volume. Therefore, it may require less food volume (and therefore cost less) to feed your pet with kibble.

Both kibble and canned pet foods from Fromm Family Foods are nutritionally complete and balanced—so you can choose to feed kibble, cans, or a combination of both based on your pet’s preference.