Fresh Food for Curly-Coated Retrievers
These big, strong, energetic dogs are built for the water—their waterproof, weather-resistant coats and excellent swimming skills made them good at fetching game for hunters. As companion dogs, they need a lot of physical activity—daily opportunities to run are essential, and swimming is even better. They are not couch potatoes, and will be unhappy without enough exercise and companionship. While curly-coated retrievers love their families, they can be aloof with strangers and are independent thinkers. While they do shed, the breed’s coats don’t require much grooming.
What’s the best dog food for curly-coated retrievers?
A diet of fresh dog food for your curly-coated retriever is the best way to support their health and happiness — along with a loving family, regular vet care, and long games of fetch.
Why fresh is best for your Curly-Coated Retrievers
Highly processed kibble can contribute to many issues that can compromise your Curly-Coated 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
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 curly-coated retriever 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 curly-coated retriever.
Promote better digestion (and poops)
A fresh diet provides human-grade, highly digestible protein, which contributes to many facets of your curly-coated 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!
Curly-coated 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 curly-coated retriever.
Dial up dental health (and fresh breath!)
For dogs like curly-coated retrievers, 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.
Read more about dog food and Curly-Coated Retrievers
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- Your Dog’s Amazing Coat and How To Take Care of It
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