Hi, I hope this is ok - we are hopefully getting a puppy in the second half of this year, so I'm just trying to make sure I'm as prepared as possible in terms of knowledge, but also 'crunching the numbers' to make sure I really can afford it before I commit to taking on a dog. I've been trying to read up on the wet vs. dry food debate, but would appreciate some advice as well! Some background, I grew up with 2 dogs that had wet food for the first half of their lives. I used to feed them when I got in from school and absolutely hated it - it was Bakers Tripe usually and I would gag scooping it out of the tins! At some point they were switched on to dry food which especially suited the younger dog - the older one was very greedy and got a bit aggressive around her food so they would both bolt down their food. As soon as the older one died, the younger one switched to being a 'grazer' - she loved to just be able to pick at her food as she wanted! Obviously this is a benefit of dry food, although I've read that wet food is better overall. As far as I can see, wet food is generally more nutritious (depending on brand), but dry food has more longevity in terms of shelf life but also being out for longer if the dog prefers to eat little-and-often, and is cheaper (although the best brands are obviously more expensive, but still less expensive than the majority of wet foods). So my questions are, is wet food much better than dry food? Is it enough of a difference to justify the cost difference - obviously if it came to it I'd buy whatever the dog needed, but budget is a concern (as it is for everyone!). Am I going to have to suppress my gag reflex for the next 15 years! Sorry it's a bit long-winded, but any advice gratefully received!