Fresh Food for Field Spaniels
The word “docile” comes up a lot when discussing field spaniels, a breed equally good-natured on the hunting field or in the family home. Originally developed in the 1800s with an eye toward a low-to-the-ground profile and black coat, these retrievers are cousins of the more popular cocker and springer spaniels. Fields train well, even with less experienced owners, and their kind personalities fit right in with a human family. They are great with kids and generally chill around other dogs. All of which is not to say that fields don’t require ample exercise; as a sporting breed, they benefit from plenty of activity, whether walking, running, or retrieving birds or balls. Their silky (and shed-y) fur encourages snuggles, and don’t be surprised if you hear snoring.
What’s the best dog food for field spaniels?
A diet of fresh dog food for your field spaniel is the best way to support their health and happiness—along with daily exercise, regular vet care, and lots of reciprocal sweetness.
Why fresh is best for your Field Spaniels
Highly processed kibble can contribute to many issues that can compromise your Field 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
Field 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 Field.
Promote better digestion (and poops)
A fresh diet provides human-grade, highly digestible protein, which contributes to many facets of your field 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!
Know what’s in the bowl
For field 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.
Maintain a healthy weight
It’s critically important to avoid overfeeding any dog, big or small. Being even a little overweight can increase your field 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.
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