Weird Question: Can You Microwave Dog Food?

So you want to put dog food into your microwave to make it warmer before you feed it to your beloved pup.

Can you? Is it safe to microwave dog food?

The answer is YES. You can microwave dog food, and microwaved dog food is perfectly safe for your pup to eat.

Now, should you?

Microwaving dry food doesn’t serve much of a purpose. In fact, it may turn your dog off of the food and make him a picky eater.

Wet food is different. Microwaving wet food to make it warm enhances its smell, making your dog want to eat it more.

Microwaving wet food is a good option for owners with picky-eater pups. (Even if your dog isn’t a picky eater, you can still microwave his wet food to make it taste better.)

For dry food, we recommend adding a small amount of animal fat to it rather than microwaving it. This fat will make the food more appealing to him.

Pet Food Company Microwave Recommendations:

Do pet food companies recommend you microwave their wet food?

Sort of. It varies by brand. Most do not recommend microwaving it, but some more boutique brands are aware that microwaving wet food will make it taste better, so they do recommend it.

Overall, all brands agree on one thing: the food should be not too hot and not too cold. If you microwave dog food, don’t make it scalding hot.

And, if you keep your wet food in the fridge, make sure to microwave it before serving. (Though most dogs, admittedly, don’t really care!)

So, can you microwave dog food? Yes, and if it’s wet food, you should microwave it. Your dog will enjoy it that much more.

Just make sure it’s not too hot, and you’re set!

Sources:
https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/nutrition/people-warm-their-dogs-food/
https://www.mypetneedsthat.com/hot-vs-cold-pet-food/