Fresh Food for English Cocker Spaniels
Not to be confused with its close cousin the cocker spaniel, the English cocker spaniel is a gun dog with a heart of gold. Bred to hunt small, ground-dwelling birds, the English cocker is a sturdy, sweet, silky-coated worker who aims to please.
As sporting dogs, they’re independent thinkers with a lot of energy to burn. That means it’s essential to begin a consistent training routine right away. They also require plenty of physical exercise and mental stimulation to keep them occupied. With the right amount of exercise and training, cockers can thrive in any situation, whether an apartment or an expansive parcel of land—just as long as they’re by their family’s side.
A diet of fresh dog food for your English Cocker is the best way to support their health and happiness—along with daily exercise, regular vet care, and an active family that provides plenty of love.
What’s the best dog food for English cocker spaniels?
A diet of fresh dog food for your English cocker spaniel 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 English Cocker Spaniels
Highly processed kibble can contribute to many issues that can compromise your English Cocker 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
Maintain a healthy weight
It’s critically important to avoid overfeeding any dog, big or small. Being even a little overweight can increase your English cocker 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.
Know what’s in the bowl
For English cocker spaniels 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.
Promote better digestion (and poops)
A fresh diet provides human-grade, highly digestible protein, which contributes to many facets of your English cocker 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!
English cocker 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 English cocker spaniel.
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