Fresh Food for Great Danes
Don’t let their large stature and noble bearing fool you; Great Danes are gentle, sweet, and even a little goofy. Yes, they might be one of the largest dog breeds in the world and look like they have energy to burn, but the fact of the matter is that Danes are happiest when they’re lazing about with their family. But with these big-hearted canines come big responsibilities: like all dogs, they need exercise, training, and boundaries. Danes are also prone to joint issues, skin allergies and food sensitivities, cancer, and heart problems, so it’s crucial to take special care when you bring a Dane into your life.
A healthy diet of fresh food is one of the best ways to care for your Great Dane and give them a long, healthy, active life—along with plenty of love and a couch to call their own.
What’s the best dog food for great danes?
A diet of fresh dog food for your Great Dane 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 Great Danes
Highly processed kibble can contribute to many issues that can compromise your Great Danes’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, Great Danes 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 Great Dane.
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 Great Dane the best chance at more healthy years: Keep them lean, avoid heavily processed foods that contain preservatives and possibly other 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 Great Dane.
Maintain a healthy weight
It’s critically important to avoid overfeeding any dog, big or small. Being even a little overweight can increase your Great Dane’s odds of developing a host of diseases like arthritis, diabetes, and even cancer, to which Danes are predisposed. 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 Great Danes 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.
Read more about dog food and Great Danes
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- 5 Science-Backed Benefits of Fresh Food
- What Your Dog’s Tail is Trying To Tell You
- Natural Remedies For Dogs With Bad Breath