Fresh Food for Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers
Developed in the early 19th century in southern Nova Scotia, the Nova Scotia duck tolling retriever is both a decoy dog—luring waterfowl to the shore—and a hunting dog. These agile retrievers are 17 to 21 inches tall and weigh 35 to 50 pounds. They are wonderful family companions, bonding with children and other pooches alike, but these energetic dogs need a lot of exercise. If you love to play fetch, this is the dog for you. They are also avid swimmers. They have a water-repellent double coat and need to be brushed regularly. Expect to see loose hairs around your home during the spring and fall shedding seasons.
A diet of fresh food for your Nova Scotia duck tolling retriever is the best way to support their health and happiness — along with lots of daily exercise, regular vet care, and brushing to minimize shedding.
What’s the best dog food for Nova Scotia duck tolling retrievers?
A diet of fresh dog food for your Nova Scotia duck tolling retriever 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 Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers
Highly processed kibble can contribute to many issues that can compromise your Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retrievers’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
Nova Scotia duck tolling retrievers 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 Nova Scotia duck tolling retriever.
Dial up dental health (and fresh breath!)
For dogs like Nova Scotia duck tolling retrievers, who may be prone to dental disease, don’t look to a dried pellet to clean teeth. Kibble is an ultra-processed food—it sticks to teeth, contributing to plaque, and it can contain substances that actually fuel inflammation in the tissues of the body, including the mouth. Eating for dental health means eating for overall health. A fresh, whole-food diet promotes a healthier immune system, which helps ward off dental infections—and it doesn’t stick to teeth.
Promote better digestion (and poops)
A fresh diet provides human-grade, highly digestible protein, which contributes to many facets of your Nova Scotia duck tolling retriever'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 Nova Scotia duck tolling retriever'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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