Fresh Food for Giant Schnauzers
As its name suggests, a giant schnauzer is like a standard schnauzer, but bigger (although, technically, it’s not a “giant” breed). These dogs share their smaller cousins’ boldness and intelligence. They originally worked driving cattle, and have also served as guard dogs. Giant schnauzers will thrive with a family that can provide lots of exercise—they have extremely high energy reserves, and will need hardy human or canine playmates to romp with everyday. They make wonderful running or hiking partners. You’ll have to commit to regularly grooming their dense coats, too—but in return for all this, you’ll likely get a loyal, loving member of the family.
A diet of fresh dog food for your giant schnauzer is the best way to support their health and happiness — along with daily exercise, regular vet care, and the company of good friends.
What’s the best dog food for giant schnauzers?
A diet of fresh dog food for your giant schnauzer 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 Giant Schnauzers
Highly processed kibble can contribute to many issues that can compromise your Giant Schnauzers’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
Giant schnauzers 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 giant schnauzer.
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 giant schnauzer 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
Maintain a healthy weight
It’s critically important to avoid overfeeding any dog, big or small. Being even a little overweight can increase your giant schnauzer'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 giant schnauzers 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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