Fresh Food for Golden Retrievers
Irrepressibly friendly and outgoing, the golden retriever earned its name due to its skill at retrieving waterfowl—but today it’s probably the exact breed you picture when you hear the words “family dog.” And, yes, famous cinematic basketball (and baseball, and football, and soccer) star Air Bud was a golden retriever. These dogs usually love swimming and long games of fetch, and will thrive in a home where they get ample activity, training, and affection.
A diet of fresh dog food for your golden retriever is the best way to support their health and happiness — along with daily exercise, regular vet care, and lots of fun toys to carry around.
What’s the best dog food for golden retrievers?
A diet of fresh dog food for your golden retriever 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 Golden Retrievers
Highly processed kibble can contribute to many issues that can compromise your Golden Retrievers’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 golden retriever’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 golden retrievers 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.
Golden retrievers 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 golden retriever.
Reduce inflammation (and their odds of cancer)
There’s no sure way to eliminate the risk of cancer, but there are things you can do to give your golden retriever 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 proven (link) to help decrease the risk of cancer. Processed kibble and canned food just can't supply fresh, whole vegetables like a fresh diet can for your golden retriever.
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