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Mix It Up: 5 Tasty and Healthy Mixed-feeding Recipes for Your Dog

The greatest gift you can give your pet is a happy, healthy life. Feeding your dog nutritious food is an important part of the picture! But how do you choose what to feed your dog when wet food, dry food and treats are all options? Mixed feeding might be just what you’re looking for, and these recipes are a great way to get started.

Mixed feeding, the practice of feeding your dog wet and dry food in the same meal, is a fun way to provide your dog with a well-balanced diet.

Benefits of Mixed Feeding for Mostly Dry-food Dogs

Adding wet food to dry food meals offers savory aromas that entice your dog and a softer texture that’s easier to chew — an aspect that’s particularly helpful for older dogs and dogs with dental or digestive issues. And as the name suggests, wet food helps keep your dog hydrated — an important factor in any diet.

Benefits of Mixed Feeding for Mostly Wet-food Dogs

Incorporating dry food into a wet-food diet offers a number of benefits for pets and pet parents. Dry dog food’s higher caloric content can help reduce the volume of food your pet needs, and its crunchy texture helps clean your dog’s teeth by scraping away plaque. Dog owners also enjoy the convenience of dry food’s long shelf life, ease of storage and affordability.

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How Do You Get Started with Mixed Feeding?

Starting a mixed diet can feel challenging — after all, there are a lot of options to choose from! As long as you check the food’s packaging to make sure your dog’s meals don’t exceed their recommended daily calories, you’ll be on the right track. Remember: Always talk to your vet if you have concerns about changing your dog’s diet.

We’ve put together five great combinations to inspire you (and delight your dog) with dry and wet food as well as a savory treat to enjoy between meals. Which one do you think your dog will want to try first?

Rooster Booster

Loads of flavorful chicken in a range of textures engage all those puppy senses.

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Large Breed Puppy Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe
Puppy Tender Chicken, Sweet Potato & Pea Recipe
Mini Bites Roasted Chicken Flavor
Featuring: Chicken, chicken liver, whole grains, sweet potato, peas


Protein Machine

A combination of powerful proteins helps your biggest fan stay lean and strong.

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Adult Large Breed Lamb & Brown Rice Recipe
Simmered Beef and Potato Stew
Crunchy Treats with Real Peanut Butter
Featuring: Deboned lamb, beef, chicken meal, whole grains, ground roasted peanuts


Bantam Bites

This chicken combo packs a powerful punch of flavor for your compact companion.

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Small Breed Adult Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe
Tender Chicken, Sweet Potato & Pea Stew
Mini Bites Roasted Chicken Flavor
Featuring: Chicken, chicken meal, chicken liver, whole grains, sweet potato


Berry Varied

Savory lamb, dried fruits and real turkey headline this show-stopping variety act.

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Adult Lamb and Brown Rice Recipe
Turkey Topped with Bites of Real Chicken & Pea
Crunchy Treats with Real Mixed Berries
Featuring: Deboned lamb, turkey, whole grain brown rice, dried berries and apples, dried beet pulp


PB & Yay

A meatier take on an after-school classic.

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Large Breed Adult Chicken and Brown Rice Recipe
Simmered Beef and Potato Stew
Crunchy Treats with Real Peanut Butter
Featuring: Chicken, beef, chicken meal, beef liver, whole grains, ground roasted peanuts


NUTRO™ offers a wide range of dry and wet dog foods in an assortment of flavors, making mixed feeding enjoyable for dogs and convenient for owners. As part of our commitment to FEED CLEAN™, every NUTRO™ recipe is made with non-GMO ingredients and no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives. No matter how you choose to feed your dog, you can trust that they’re getting the balanced nutrition they need with the flavors they love.

Trace amounts may be present due to potential cross-contact during manufacturing.

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