Fresh Food for Irish Wolfhounds
The tall, strong Irish wolfhound once hunted wolves and other large game. These days, the trainable dogs make great pets who bond closely with their humans. They’re known for being protective—but because they tend to be quiet, they may not be ideal guard dogs. Irish wolfhounds are smart and sensitive, and should be calm and patient if well cared-for. But don’t leave them alone for too long, or their psyche and your home may pay the price—they’re people-oriented pups who need ample company and mental stimulation.
A diet of fresh dog food for your Irish wolfhound is the best way to support their health and happiness—along with daily exercise, regular vet care, and a family to love.
What’s the best dog food for Irish wolfhounds?
A diet of fresh dog food for your Irish wolfhound 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 Irish Wolfhounds
Highly processed kibble can contribute to many issues that can compromise your Irish Wolfhounds’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
Irish wolfhounds 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 Irish wolfhound.
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 Irish wolfhound 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 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 Irish wolfhound.
Promote better digestion (and poops)
A fresh diet provides human-grade, highly digestible protein, which contributes to many facets of your Irish wolfhound'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 Irish wolfhounds 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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