Fresh Food for Gordon Setters
When you adopt a Gordon setter, you’re adopting a loyal friend for life. Extremely affectionate, biddable, and never happier than when they’re part of a close-knit family, Gordons are as sweet as they are beautiful.
These Scottish setters reflect the rugged Highland terrain they were bred to handle: they’re heavy-boned, hardy bird-hunting dogs who don’t tire easily. As such, these dogs are not well-suited to apartment living and require extensive physical and mental exertion. In fact, if they’re not going to be used for hunting or similar work, Gordons would benefit from agility or obedience training—anything to keep their sharp, busy minds occupied.
What’s the best dog food for Gordon setters?
A diet of fresh dog food for your Gordon is the best way to support their health and happiness—along with daily exercise, regular vet care, and an active, loyal family unit to be part of.
Why fresh is best for your Gordon Setters
Highly processed kibble can contribute to many issues that can compromise your Gordon Setters’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
Gordon setters 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 Gordon.
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 Gordon 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 Gordon setter'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.
Promote better digestion (and poops)
A fresh diet provides human-grade, highly digestible protein, which contributes to many facets of your Gordon setter'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!
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