Fresh Food for Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs
Striking and strapping, greater Swiss mountain dogs were bred to pull carts and herd cattle on alpine pastures—but they are famous softies around children, other dogs, and even people they just met. Often topping 100 pounds and possessing a boisterous personality, Swissies benefit from early and ongoing training and socialization. Their iconic tricolor coat of black, red, and white typically features white markings on the legs and a blaze bisecting their face—all fairly low maintenance, with an occasional bath required. The breed will do best with lots of exercise and outdoor activity (cool weather preferred), and, after, will be very content napping along with you (fireplace and chalet optional).
What’s the best dog food for greater Swiss mountain dogs?
A diet of fresh dog food for your greater Swiss mountain dog is the best way to support their health and happiness—along with daily exercise, regular vet care, and a fun-loving family to adventure with.
Why fresh is best for your Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs
Highly processed kibble can contribute to many issues that can compromise your Greater Swiss Mountain Dogs’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
Greater Swiss mountain dogs 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 Greater Swiss mountain dog.
Promote better digestion (and poops)
A fresh diet provides human-grade, highly digestible protein, which contributes to many facets of your Greater Swiss mountain dog’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 Greater Swiss mountain dogs 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 Greater Swiss mountain dog’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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