We feed our pets both dry and canned food. Older pets can benefit from more moisture in their food for renal health, but we also like the dental benefits of crunchy foods. We often feed Max Nutro Ultra Senior canned dog food for dinner and provide a bowl of dry food for breakfast and snacking.
We also like several other brands of canned food, but this is the overall favorite. It’s very tasty, has top-notch ingredients, and has identifiable chunks of meats and veggies in a light gravy. There are no artificial flavors or colors and it doesn’t need any.
Max always shows some enthusiasm for canned food, but he obviously likes this one better than the others. For healthy variety, Newman’s Own canned dog food is wholesome and tasty and available in supermarkets.
If your vet recommends one of the prescription foods from Science Diet, feed it exclusively instead of looking for a holistic food with taste appeal. The prescription foods are formulated to preserve health when your pet is challenged by health problems or chronic disease, such as renal failure, liver disease, or pancreatitis.
The ingredients in Nutro Ultra Senior Canned Dog Food are: chicken broth, chicken, chicken liver, potato starch, ground rice, lamb, salmon, lamb liver, turkey, wheat gluten, peas, carrots, dried plain beet pulp, whole brown rice, rolled oats, ground flaxseed, guar gum, sodium phosphate, tomato pomace, herring meal, alfalfa meal, natural flavors, potassium chloride, sunflower oil, calcium carbonate, cranberry meal, blueberry pomace, and a long list of vitamin sources or supplements.