Fresh Food for Komondors
Nicknamed “mop dogs” for their thick ropelike fur’s resembles a certain cleaning tool, komondors (“komondorok” in the dog’s native Hungarian or “koms” to owners) are easily recognized but rarely spotted as pets. Their corded coat’s high maintenance is one reason; though it generally isn’t brushed, the fur requires regular shampooing and owners should help twist new growth. Underneath it all is a muscular, friendly herder bred for centuries to keep sheep safe. That striking coat provided protection from predators and helped them blend in with their flock. As working dogs, komondors benefit from and enjoy training and tasks, and once bonded with their humans demonstrate loyalty and good nature, notably around children.
A diet of fresh dog food for your komondor is the best way to support their health and happiness—along with daily exercise, regular vet care, and help keeping their twisty coat in shape.
What’s the best dog food for komondors?
A diet of fresh dog food for your komondor 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 Komondors
Highly processed kibble can contribute to many issues that can compromise your Komondors’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
Komondors 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 komondor.
Promote better digestion (and poops)
A fresh diet provides human-grade, highly digestible protein, which contributes to many facets of your komondor'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 komondors 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 komondor'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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