What are the benefits of feeding kibble?

What are the benefits of feeding kibble?

With such a wide array of options in the pet food market, it's tough to know which food medium is right for your pup.

By Rudy Leschke —

3 Minute Read

health + nutrition

With such a wide array of options in the pet food market, it's tough to know which food medium is right for your pet. While different types of food may work better for certain dogs, there are a great deal of benefits to feeding a diet with a foundation in high-quality kibble.     


Top 4 benefits of feeding kibble:  

  • Kibble provides a highly digestible source of carbohydrates, which are the primary source of energy for omnivorous animals and assist in proper gastrointestinal tract functioning.

True carnivores -like cats- need certain nutrients that are found only in animal food sources. On the other hand, omnivores, like people and dogs, can create these nutrients themselves from plant food sources. In addition, dogs can digest almost all of the carbohydrates they consume. In short, dogs are omnivores, and carbohydrates are an important part of their diets. If enough carbohydrates are provided in the diet, protein will be spared from being used for energy and can be used for tissue repair and growth, instead.  
  • The ingredients that go into your pup’s kibble are safely cooked during the manufacturing process, improving digestibility and destroying any potentially harmful microorganisms.

Cooking the food improves the digestibility of the carbohydrates provided by cereal grains and destroys any harmful microorganisms that may be present in the various natural ingredients used in your pup's recipe. What's more, the food is cooked very quickly at a high temperature, which minimizes the loss of the vitamins and amino acids present in the raw ingredients and provides adequate pasteurization for a safe food.  


  • The process of chewing crunchy kibble provides key oral health benefits!

Did you know the process of chewing crunchy kibble helps to clean your pup's teeth?  Studies have shown that dogs fed a soft or wet diet developed signs of periodontal disease earlier in life than those fed a dry diet. Recent studies have also shown that gingivitis was less common in dogs fed dry food than those fed wet food.  

        (It's important to note that while feeding dry food helps keep your pup's teeth clean, like people, dogs will still accumulate plaque and require regular dental cleanings.)


        • Dry pet food creates less waste than canned wet food.

        Kibble comes in larger bag sizes instead of in single use cans or pouches, which create more daily waste. Tailored also partners with TerraCycle to help you recycle your Tailored pet food packaging. Happy planet happy pup!


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        About the author

        With more than 30 years of experience in product development for leading super and ultra premium pet food brands, Rudy is an expert in companion animal nutrition and pet food safety. At Tailored, Rudy lends his decades of Research and Development experience and background in engineering to ensure that each Tailored recipe is personalized to meet the specific nutritional requirements of each pet.


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