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I just started feeding Sammie Innova Evo....its going great so far.

I was reading the good dog food site and it was mentioned that its a good idea to add water to kibble.

Why is this a good thing...and what temperature should the water be?

 

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When I feed Evo I do sometimes add some water (purified) to it. It does seem to help slow down how fast Caleb eats.
 

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Be very careful about adding water to some kibbles. Many of them (including Raw Instinct) are preserved with citric acid and foods containing citric acid should NEVER be soaked. I don't think Evo is at the moment, but thought I would mention it in case anyone feeds a food that is preserved with citric acid.

When any dry fod with citric acid is soaked it increases the chances of bloat 320%, especially with older dogs. There is also elevated risk if you feed these kibbles with canned or raw for the same reasons.
Here is the study if anyone is interested: http://www.vet.purdue.edu/epi/dietrisk.htm

Keep checking your kibble too...Raw Instinct never used to use citric acid as a preservative but they suddenly changed. Geez, one more reason to just feed raw :angel:
 

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I thought the added water was to prevent bloat...boy this is confusing. ::)

I give him some canned green beans with their juice with his dinner almost every night....hope their liquid doesn't have the same effect as water.
 

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Some say too, that it helps dilute, for lack of better term, the concentration of proteins for those who are concerned about the higher protien level.
 
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