Among the many types of dog food on the market, air-dried might be the most misunderstood. Kibble everyone gets. Dehydrated is clear, too. But how do those two differ from air-dried, and what are the benefits of air-dried nutrition?
So, what is air-dried?
Unlike dehydrated, air-dried food is not dried with heat. Instead, it is air dried at low temperatures in small batches. The moisture is removed from the food via evaporation. The result is food that is naturally preserved without using artificial preservatives.
What makes air-dried so great?
Air-dried dog food doesn’t have to be refrigerated like raw diets, and it enables the dog owner to feed their dog as simply as if it were kibble but with nutritional benefits that are closer to a raw diet… without the mess.
Unlike dehydrated food that must use heat, the air-dried process retains a greater amount of the nutrients in the food, bringing a healthier food to your dog’s bowl.
And because of the slow process, air-dried food does not crumble like freeze-dried food does.