As long as you feed your dogs kibble it should always be soaked. Also keep up on the dental cleaning as soft food is the harshest on teeth. It tends to stay on the teeth longer. When Rocks was on kibble I soaked his food for 15minutes with very hot chick broth or veggie broth. I diluted it enough to where the sodium content was not as high. If I made my own (which was most of the time
) then there was not much sodium in it at all.
Matt is right that you want the kibble to expand before it goes into the system. This helps the digestion process and helps in reducing the chances of bloat. Remember kibble stays in the dogs digestive system for 12+ hours, so the process is made a little easier when it is already expanded......whew didn't mean to blab for so long!