Fresh Food for Dalmatians
With that dazzling spotted coat, it’s no surprise that the Dalmatian became a pop culture superstar. The breed gained fame for appearing in the Disney franchise “101 Dalmatians,” in beer commercials, and atop firetrucks everywhere, But if you look past the striking spots, you’ll see a high-energy athlete quite literally born to run. Historically, the Dalmatian was used as a “coach dog,” whose job was to run alongside, and guard, horse-drawn conveyances (including fire engines). Today’s Dalmatian retains its energy and appetite for running, and can be a loving, playful family companion if provided with lots of exercise and early, ongoing training and socialization.
A diet of fresh dog food for your Dalmatian is the best way to support their health and happiness—along with a LOT of daily exercise, regular vet care, and a human companion to run alongside.
What’s the best dog food for Dalmatians?
A diet of fresh dog food for your Dalmatian 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 Dalmatians
Highly processed kibble can contribute to many issues that can compromise your Dalmatians’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
Dalmatians 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 Dalmatian.
Promote better digestion (and poops)
A fresh diet provides human-grade, highly digestible protein, which contributes to many facets of your Dalmatian'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 Dalmatian'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 Dalmatian 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
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