Fresh Food for Poodles
Poodles get perhaps unfairly painted as “fancy” or fashion-y dogs, known for making a splash in the show ring. And there’s no doubt they cut a classy figure. But today’s curly-coated cuties descended from bird hunters (in Germany, not France as you might assume), and they are whip-smart, athletic dogs who appreciate a ton of exercise and mental stimulation. Poodles come in three sizes: toy (10 inches and under ), miniature (15 inches and under), and standard (over 15 inches tall). They all share an intelligent nature, that signature single-layer hair coat, and the need for early and ongoing training and socialization (no “cute excuse,” for those adorable toys!).
A diet of fresh dog food for your poodle is the best way to support their health and happiness—along with daily exercise, regular vet care, and lots of brain-taxing play.
What’s the best dog food for poodles?
A diet of fresh dog food for your poodle 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 Poodles
Highly processed kibble can contribute to many issues that can compromise your Poodles’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
Poodles 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 poodle.
Promote better digestion (and poops)
A fresh diet provides human-grade, highly digestible protein, which contributes to many facets of your poodle'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 poodles 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 poodle'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 Poodles
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