Fresh Food for Kuvaszok
Kuvaszok (that’s the plural of Kuvasz) are Hungarian dogs who have guarded livestock for centuries. Given their heritage, these big dogs, standing 26 to 30 inches tall and weighing anywhere from 70 to 115 pounds, are suspicious of strangers and protective of their families. Smart, independent and challenging to train, Kuvaszok are not for inexperienced dog owners or apartment dwellers. They require a home with a fenced-in yard and a family that will spend a lot of time playing with them. Kuvaszok have gloriously thick, snow-white coats, and they shed a lot, especially during the spring and fall shedding seasons. So their coats should be brushed every few days.
What’s the best dog food for Kuvaszok?
A diet of fresh food for your Kuvasz is the best way to support their health and happiness — along with a lot of exercise, regular vet care, and a loving family.
Why fresh is best for your Kuvaszok
Highly processed kibble can contribute to many issues that can compromise your Kuvaszok’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
Kuvaszok 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 Kuvasz.
Promote better digestion (and poops)
A fresh diet provides human-grade, highly digestible protein, which contributes to many facets of your Kuvasz'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 Kuvaszok 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 Kuvasz'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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