Fresh Food for Boxers
Bright, athletic, and block-headed, boxers have a knack for making their people laugh. Bred as hunting dogs and companions in late 19th century Germany, boxers are high-energy dogs who require a lot of exercise and mental stimulation. More than anything, they just want to be included. However, make no mistake: despite their desire to please their people, boxers have a willful streak that requires consistent, ongoing training. With plenty of love and guidance, plus training and socialization, these short-snouted goofballs thrive with both families and singles alike.
A healthy diet of fresh food for your boxer is the best way to support their health and happiness—along with a dedicated family and plenty of play time.
What’s the best dog food for boxers?
A diet of fresh dog food for your boxer contributes to a healthy, active life, and could help stave off some of the ailments common to this breed.
Why fresh is best for your Boxers
Highly processed kibble can contribute to many issues that can compromise your Boxers’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
Boxers 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 boxer.
Reduce inflammation (and their odds of cancer)
There’s no sure way to eliminate the risk of cancer, but there are things you can do to give your boxer the best chance at more healthy years: Keep them lean, avoid heavily processed foods that may contain preservatives and carcinogens, and feed them a fresh diet that can help reduce inflammation. Dietary antioxidants—like those found in fresh vegetables— are proven to help decrease the risk of cancer. Processed kibble and canned food just can't supply fresh, whole vegetables like a fresh diet can for your boxer.
Know what’s in the bowl
For boxers 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 boxer'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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