Fresh Food for Berger Picards
Hardly withdrawn and mysterious, Berger Picards are quick to assert their presence and share their opinion, and if they can convince their owner to go for a run, so much the better. This medium-size French breed (c’est “bare-zhay pee-car”) was developed to herd livestock, so intelligence, energy, and receptiveness to training come standard. Staying home alone is not, however, a favorite activity. Rare in North America, Picards are nonetheless easy to recognize, thanks to pointy front-facing ears above “smiley” eyebrows, plus coats that resemble faux fur in a good way. During shedding season, daily brushing is appreciated; otherwise, the breed is pretty low maintenance fur-wise. Can we go for that run now?
What’s the best dog food for Berger Picards?
A diet of fresh dog food for your Berger Picard is the best way to support their health and happiness—along with vigorous daily exercise, regular vet care, and plenty of attention.
Why fresh is best for your Berger Picards
Highly processed kibble can contribute to many issues that can compromise your Berger Picards’s health. Recipes from The Farmer’s Dog are made with fresh, human-grade ingredients, steamed to retain nutrients, and pre-portioned to help maintain weight.Feed Fresh Today
Berger Picards are prone to joint issues. Maintaining a lean body condition can help. And fresh food from The Farmer’s Dog contains Omega-3 fatty acids, proven to reduce inflammation and improve arthritis. Even if kibble contains these healthy fats, they can go rancid sitting on the shelf for long periods. Rancid fats don’t deliver the intended health benefits, and in fact can contribute to inflammation. Fresh food delivers these powerful nutrients intact to your Berger Picard.
Promote better digestion (and poops)
A fresh diet provides human-grade, highly digestible protein, which contributes to many facets of your Berger Picard's health. It supports optimal muscle growth and maintenance and a strong heart. Another hallmark of a digestible diet is what we call “high quality poops.” Research shows that a digestible, bioavailable diet affects the quality and quantity of your dog’s poop—making it less voluminous, and less stinky, than their poop on a kibble diet!
Know what’s in the bowl
For Berger Picards with dry and itchy skin, sensitive stomachs, or other signs of food allergies and sensitivities, it’s important to know exactly what you’re feeding—something that can be impossible with kibble, which often contains ingredients not listed on the bag. Allergies and intolerances to food are all too common and many dog owners notice symptoms clear up when they switch to fresh food.
Maintain a healthy weight
It’s critically important to avoid overfeeding any dog, big or small. Being even a little overweight can increase your Berger Picard's odds of developing a host of diseases like arthritis, diabetes, and even cancer. A fresh-food plan, tailored to your dog’s needs, and delivered in pre-portioned packs, makes weight maintenance easy.
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