We have tried most combinations of dog food, always good quality and never skimped on cost. It is popular to feed our dogs dry food, simply because it is highly convenient to us, but in no way is it natural to the dog. I have experience of dried food that resulted in the death of my dog. Dried food absorbs water and expands inside the stomach. It also produces copious gaseous emissions that certainly does not help digestion and as we all know - wind can kill. In fact, the expansion of this food plus the gaseous emission can easily lead to bloat and sudden death of the dog. That is what happened to my previous beloved pet. OK one minute - dead the next. We have always bought the best food for our dogs and on test a very well known and popular brand of kibble we fed our previous dog expanded to 50% of it`s normal size. Our current dog weighs 48 kg. and the recommendation is that we feed him 500 gm. per day of the kibble we use - Barking Heads. We ignore this and feed our Rottie 150 gm. of this kibble plus 100 gm. of Chum canned wet food, twice per day and it is perfect. The addition of a little wet food gives the dog a better balance and he loves it. Would YOU like to eat only dry biscuits each day ? NO you would not. We have found that Barking Heads Dry Dog Food | Best Additive free Dogs Food dry kibble is the best we have ever had. The water absorption is almost nil. YES, it is expensive at £42 per 12 kg. but at 300 gm. per day that lasts 40 days and costs only about £1 per day plus of course the Chum at about 25p per day, making the cost of keeping our treasure £1.30 per day and he is worth every penny of it. The main point of this post is to emphasise the danger of water absorbing dry food that can lead to bloat due to expansion in the stomach combined with high gaseous emissions, that can cause sudden death and to state how marvellous we have found that Barking Heads dry kibble is if mixed with a degree of wet food.