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I know there are lots of freeze dried treats out there too. Wondering if these are okay to feed without water providing that small amounts are given.
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For a while I was adding water to Perry's stella and chewy freeze dried but not to his kibble - but it really didn't seem like he was drinking enough water so I started adding it to his kibble too. He will sometimes get either/ both with the water added but before it completely soaks in, but he always drinks all of the water in the bowl with it, so I don't worry if it's not completely rehydrated before he eats. I also break it up into small pieces before rehydrating. However, I am going to make more sure that it's more rehydrated before feeding it to him.
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more on the importance of water in the food. https://www.thehonestkitchen.com/blo...moisture-diet/

I once asked Sabine about whether it is better to add water to the kibble even if the dog drank from the bowl later. ? Her reply " When kibble is properly watered, the moisture goes into the stomach along with the somewhat broken up food, at a slower rate. That's better for the digestive process rather than first shoveling in a quantity of dry food and then sloshing down some water."

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I know there are lots of freeze dried treats out there too. Wondering if these are okay to feed without water providing that small amounts are given.
I wonder the same thing. I use the kibble mixed with dehydrated food and the pieces are sort of puffier, with a different texture compared to the freeze dried raw patties. They don’t expand, they actually shrink When wet. I think the treats might be like that, but I wonder if that would be a reliable test?
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Coincidentally, I started adding a couple of tablespoons of water to the food during the stay at home order. We temporarily used freeze dried while we were waiting for our usual kibble, which has the freeze dried raw “topper” already mixed in. When the regular food arrived, I impulsively started adding a couple of tablespoons of water. Is there a minimum or max amount of water to add?
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I wonder the same thing. I use the kibble mixed with dehydrated food and the pieces are sort of puffier, with a different texture compared to the freeze dried raw patties. They don’t expand, they actually shrink When wet. I think the treats might be like that, but I wonder if that would be a reliable test?
I am not sure but I could try adding water to them and see what happens. I do not feed much of the freeze dried treats but I was thinking of people who are doing lots of training with their dogs...the amount of treats could add up especially for a small puppy.
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