Compared to other wet foods DVP is better - but it is still wet food and in general wet food is never a good idea. If the problem is inhaling food, there are other ways to slow him down like placing a rock in the middle of the bowl or getting one of those toys that drops the kibble out so that will be a game for him. I would definately replace the wet food with plan yog or eggs.we started the wet DVP when we were doing food trials because Duke would inhale his kibble.. the duck and potatoe mixed in helped slow him down ( thought that the DVP had a good nutrition level vs. other canned foods? )but I am def going to try your suggestion.. thank you !
I agree it won't harm them - I had to give Mags the canned DVP when she was sick and couldn't handle kibble but feeding wet food also contributes to dental issues if there isn't enough kibble mixed in. I usually give the dogs plain yogurt (we buy the large tub of it) and do that in a seperate bowl from their kibble - that way they get the benefits of the hard kibble for teeth health and still get the yogurt, eggs whatever it may be.I personally don't think canned food made by a reputable company like DVP is going to "harm" any dog and have bought it occassionally as a "treat" for my dogs. I just don't think its very good value for your money. Just take a look at the moisture content. It is very high. The protein and fat levels on the other hand are extremely low.