Fresh Food for Mastiffs

Don’t let the massive size and signature black muzzle of the mastiff intimidate you—even though they can weigh in at as much as 200 pounds and stand up to 30 inches tall at the shoulder. While protective of their family, mastiffs are most often described as dignified, quiet, kind, and even playful with their family members. They are truly gentle giants.

With a broad, short muzzle, massive jaws, and wrinkled, jowled faces, mastiffs produce a lot of drool, so be prepared with a towel or five. Mastiffs shouldn’t be exposed to temperatures about 72 degrees for more than 15 minutes at a time, and while they require consistent training and plenty of room to stretch out, this ancient breed is pretty easy-going.

A healthy diet of fresh food for your mastiff is the best way to support their health and happiness—along with a dedicated family who doesn’t mind a little (or a lot) of drool.

What’s the best dog food for mastiffs?

A diet of fresh dog food for your mastiff contributes to a healthy, active life, and could help stave off some of the ailments common to this breed.

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Why fresh is best for your Mastiffs

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Highly processed kibble can contribute to many issues that can compromise your Mastiffs’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.

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Protect joints 

Mastiffs 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 mastiff. 

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 mastiff 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 mastiff.

Build a plan for your Mastiffs

Your Mastiffs will do best on a diet of nutrient-dense food made from fresh, whole ingredients.

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    Tell us about your dog

    Our plans are tailored to your dog’s needs, based on their age, weight, activity level, body condition and other factors.

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    Choose your recipes

    Pick the recipes that work best for your pup, and wait for your trial box to arrive (and the dinnertime dancing to commence).

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    Get your free trial box

    Your trial contains up to 2 weeks of food, so you can get a proper taste of how it’s working for your dog before your first full order ships.

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    Start feeding fresh

    After you’ve had a chance to try (and love) it, start getting perfectly timed deliveries of fresh, healthy food.

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Know what’s in the bowl

For mastiffs 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 mastiff'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.

What customers are saying about fresh dog food

  • Obi
    “Obi had terrible allergies. We tried everything. After switching to The Farmer’s Dog he doesn’t have one single hot spot, and he doesn’t lick his paws chronically anymore. He also has a bunch of energy.”
    — Obi’s mom
  • Tyene
    “As soon as we brought The Farmer’s Dog home, her skin was better, she was more active (and high quality poops!). If I can invest in her health and be proactive I think it’s worth it.”
    — Tyene’s dad
  • Atticus
    “Atticus had bad gas and diarrhea. I just thought it was part of having a big dog. With The Farmer’s Dog, it was a complete 180. I should have known that what you put in your body makes a huge difference.”
    — Atticus’ mom
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