Fresh Food for Cardigan Welsh Corgis
Low-slung Cardigan Welsh corgis are one of Britain’s oldest breeds, and were originally cattle herders. Cousins of Queen Elizabeth II’s beloved Pembroke Welsh corgis, they’re slightly larger, and tend to keep their long tails. The breed comes in a variety of medium-length coats, ranging from gold to black and in several patterns (and very prone to shedding). The compact Cardigan body features a long midsection bookended by short legs and ample ears. On or off the ranch, Cardigans are described as the quintessential “big dog in a small package.” Corgis’ combination of energy and smarts means owners must provide exercise and enrichment so they don't end up directed toward destructive ends—luckily Cardigans are excellent students when training.
What’s the best dog food for Cardigan Welsh corgis?
A diet of fresh dog food for your Cardigan Welsh corgi is the best way to support their health and happiness—along with daily exercise, regular vet care, and quality time with the family.
Why fresh is best for your Cardigan Welsh Corgis
Highly processed kibble can contribute to many issues that can compromise your Cardigan Welsh Corgis’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
Cardigan Welsh corgis 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 Cardigan Welsh corgi.
Dial up dental health (and fresh breath!)
For dogs like Cardigan Welsh corgis, 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.
Maintain a healthy weight
It’s critically important to avoid overfeeding any dog, big or small. Being even a little overweight can increase your Cardigan Welsh corgi’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.
Provide nutrients that can reduce the odds of cancer
There’s no sure way to eliminate the risk of cancer, but there are things you can do to give your Cardigan Welsh corgi 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 Cardigan Welsh corgi.
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