There is often confusion when comparing the contents of a dried food to moist or wet foods. For example a dry food diet can have a protein content of 18.5%, however a can of dog food may state a protein level of 8%, which obviously appears much less.
This protein level is not comparable with the dry food because it does not take into consideration the dry matter or moisture content of the food.
The canned food states a moisture (water) content of 75%. This means all the nutrients in the food are in the other 25%. This 25% is called dry matter.
Get in touch with the Burns Health and Nutrition Team for individually tailored advice on the right food type and amounts for your dog. At Burns we work to address pet health conditions brought about by unhealthy lifestyle and especially diet. Drawing on the link between health and nutrition, we developed dry pet food that offers the same benefits for your favourite furry friend as simple homecooked food.