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Canned Soft Dog Food

Another option is to feed your dog canned dog food. Almost every dog food brand that makes crunchy kibble also makes canned, soft food, so you can stick with the brand you trust. These dog foods are formulated to meet the nutrition requirements your dog needs on a daily basis. Some canned foods, especially those advertised as containing “gravy” may still contain chunks that need to be mashed before serving to your dog. Be sure to gently warm this food before serving. Commit to finding the kind of food your dog enjoys most. When your dog doesn’t have teeth, it is extra important to do everything you can to keep her eating an appropriate daily amount.

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Feeding Your Dog Canned Wet Food

Another great option when it comes to feeding your toothless dog is canned wet food. Many brands make wet food, so you shouldn’t have a hard time finding something your dog will eat. Wet foods come in a variety of flavor options, including fish, chicken, and beef. You might need to try a few different brands or flavors to see which one your dog likes best.

Be sure to check and make sure there are no large chunks in the canned food. If you find any chunks, use a fork to mash them up before serving. The most important thing is to make sure that your dog is getting enough food each day, as they may be less willing to eat for a short while after losing their teeth. Fortunately, almost all dogs eventually start eating normally, even after major oral surgery.

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Krystn is a passionate pet nutrition enthusiast. She has worked in the pet industry for over a decade and loves to share her passion for animal welfare with others. She loves all animals but is currently channeling some crazy cat lady vibes with her four lovable, but rebellious cats.