Fresh Food for Miniature Schnauzers
Their blocky heads, thick beards and old-man eyebrows give the miniature schnauzer a seemingly stern expression, but these sturdy little terriers are affectionate and endlessly entertaining to the humans they love. Descended from the larger standard schnauzer and other breeds, the miniature schnauzer was used as a ratter, and like all terriers, packs a lot of personality into a compact package. Miniature schnauzers are highly intelligent and trainable, love to be around their people, and can be prone to barking. Prospective owners should be prepared to provide tons of mental stimulation, training, and company.
A diet of fresh dog food for your miniature schnauzer is the best way to support their health and happiness—along with daily exercise, regular vet care, and lots of together time.
What’s the best dog food for miniature schnauzers?
A diet of fresh dog food for your miniature schnauzer 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 Miniature Schnauzers
Highly processed kibble can contribute to many issues that can compromise your Miniature Schnauzers’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
Miniature schnauzers 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 miniature schnauzer.
Promote better digestion (and poops)
A fresh diet provides human-grade, highly digestible protein, which contributes to many facets of your miniature schnauzer'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!
Maintain a healthy weight
It’s critically important to avoid overfeeding any dog, big or small. Being even a little overweight can increase your miniature schnauzer'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.
Provide nutrients that can reduce the odds of cancer
There’s no sure way to eliminate the risk of cancer, but there are things you can do to give your miniature schnauzer 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
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