Fresh Food for Chesapeake Bay Retrievers
Like a labrador retriever with a thick, wavy, double coat, the Chesapeake Bay retriever is a complex but kind hunting dog. Chesapeakes were bred for cold-water duck hunting, and as such, they are tough, active, water-loving companions.
While they’re friendly, they can be reserved, and more independent than their lab cousins. They require consistent training, regular brushing, and vigorous exercise. Perhaps not the best choice for beginner dog owners, they need a job to do, or another task to occupy their minds, such as field trials—a daily walk or two is not enough for the Chessie.
A diet of fresh dog food for your Chesapeake Bay retriever is the best way to support their health and happiness—along with lots of daily exercise, regular vet care, and an active family to go adventuring with.
What’s the best dog food for Chesapeake Bay retrievers?
A diet of fresh dog food for your Chesapeake Bay retriever 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 Chesapeake Bay Retrievers
Highly processed kibble can contribute to many issues that can compromise your Chesapeake Bay Retrievers’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
Chesapeake Bay retrievers 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 Chesapeake Bay retriever.
Maintain a healthy weight
It’s critically important to avoid overfeeding any dog, big or small. Being even a little overweight can increase your Chesapeake Bay retriever'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.
Promote better digestion (and poops)
A fresh diet provides human-grade, highly digestible protein, which contributes to many facets of your Chesapeake Bay retriever'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 Chesapeake Bay retrievers 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.
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