Fresh Food for German Wirehaired Pointers
Anybody up for a run? Bred for outdoor activity, specifically finding and retrieving birds, German wirehaired pointers are athletes with great stamina. As such, they make excellent companions for sporty folk, whether hunters or urban athletes, in any weather, thanks to their tough coat. That namesake wiry hair around the muzzle gives GWPs a bearded gentleman-farmer vibe, which matches their affectionate intelligence. The breed is happy to hang with humans—and not keen on long alone time—and responds well to socialization and training. The GWP is a generally healthy breed that requires only basic hair and nail maintenance, leaving more time for exercise.
What’s the best dog food for German wirehaired pointers?
A diet of fresh dog food for your German wirehaired pointer is the best way to support their health and happiness—along with daily exercise, regular vet care, and inclusion in family outings.
Why fresh is best for your German Wirehaired Pointers
Highly processed kibble can contribute to many issues that can compromise your German Wirehaired Pointers’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
German wirehaired pointers 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 wirehaired pointer.
Promote better digestion (and poops)
A fresh diet provides human-grade, highly digestible protein, which contributes to many facets of your German wirehaired pointer’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 German wirehaired pointers 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 German wirehaired pointer’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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