Fresh Food for German Shepherds
The smart, sensitive, athletic German shepherd can frequently be seen working with law enforcement, in search-and-rescue, and as a service dog—in fact, a German shepherd was America’s first seeing-eye dog. German shepherds thrive with owners who can give them the considerable physical activity and mental stimulation they need every day.
A diet of fresh dog food for your German shepherd is the best way to support their health and happiness — along with daily exercise, regular vet care, and a challenging job to do.
What’s the best dog food for german shepherds?
A diet of fresh dog food for your German shepherd 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 German Shepherds
Highly processed kibble can contribute to many issues that can compromise your German Shepherds’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
Like many large-breed dogs, German shepherds 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 German shepherd.
Promote better digestion (and poops)
A fresh diet provides human-grade, highly digestible protein, which contributes to many facets of your German shepherd’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 German shepherd’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 German shepherds 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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