Fresh Food for Boykin Spaniels
Declared the official state dog of South Carolina in 1985, the Boykin spaniel was bred by hunters in the state earlier in the 1900s to flush out and retrieve wild birds in swamps. Friendly and easy to train, the Boykin spaniel is good with kids as well as other dogs. Medium-sized, they stand anywhere from 14 to 18 inches tall and their weight ranges from 25 to 40 pounds. These dogs have soft, feathery ears and a beautiful brown coat easily maintained through occasional brushing. Energetic and playful, the Boykin spaniel requires a lot of exercise and makes a great running or swimming partner for their human companion.
What’s the best dog food for Boykin spaniels?
A diet of fresh food for your Boykin spaniel is the best way to support their health and happiness — along with A LOT of daily exercise, regular vet care, and a loving family to hang out with.
Why fresh is best for your Boykin Spaniels
Highly processed kibble can contribute to many issues that can compromise your Boykin Spaniels’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
Boykin spaniels 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 Boykin spaniel.
Dial up dental health (and fresh breath!)
For dogs like Boykin spaniels, who may be prone to dental disease, don’t look to a dried pellet to clean teeth. Kibble is an ultra-processed food—it sticks to teeth, contributing to plaque, and it can contain substances that actually fuel inflammation in the tissues of the body, including the mouth. Eating for dental health means eating for overall health. A fresh, whole-food diet promotes a healthier immune system, which helps ward off dental infections—and it doesn’t stick to teeth.
Promote better digestion (and poops)
A fresh diet provides human-grade, highly digestible protein, which contributes to many facets of your Boykin spaniel’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!
Maintain a healthy weight
It’s critically important to avoid overfeeding any dog, big or small. Being even a little overweight can increase your Boykin spaniel’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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