Fresh Food for Lagotto Romagnolos
If you are looking for an adaptable, easygoing companion, a lagotto Romagnolo could be a good match. These good-natured pups are affectionate, quick learners, and good with dogs and people. Hailing from the Emilia-Romagna region of northern Italy, they hunted waterfowl for centuries before they found a new purpose in sniffing out truffles. As a dog with working origins, they still need mental stimulation (a chance to work that nose with games would do nicely), and exercise. Averaging 16 to 19 inches tall and weighing between 24 to 35 pounds, these dogs have gorgeous, curly coats that should be combed regularly to prevent mats (the bonus—lagottos have hair, not fur, so are good for allergy sufferers).
What’s the best dog food for Lagotto Romagnolos?
A diet of fresh food for your lagotto romagnolo is the best way to support their health and happiness — along with exercise, regular vet care and regular combing to keep their coats gorgeous.
Why fresh is best for your Lagotto Romagnolos
Highly processed kibble can contribute to many issues that can compromise your Lagotto Romagnolos’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
Lagotto romagnolos 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 lagotto Romagnolo.
Promote better digestion (and poops)
A fresh diet provides human-grade, highly digestible protein, which contributes to many facets of your lagotto Romagnolo’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 lagotto Romagnolos 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 lagotto Romagnolo’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.
Read more about dog food and Lagotto Romagnolos
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- Decoding Your Dog's Poop
- How To Help Your Dog Lose Weight