When it comes to dietary needs, every dog has individual needs, regardless of age. So there’s no one easy answer to the question of soft food versus hard food. Both types of food can provide the nutrition your dog needs — providing you are feeding your dog a quality dog food that is nutritionally balanced and complete.
If your dog has very specific health concerns, such as aging joints or weight issues, consult with your vet for more information about what type of food best addresses your dog’s needs. That said, there are a few reasons why you may want to consider switching your senior dog to soft food.