Fresh Food for Rottweilers
It’s hard for us to be objective about Rottweilers. They’re our “first dog,” you see. Jada, a Rottweiler who belongs to our founder, Brett, struggled with stomach problems for the first several years of her life (like so many Rotties do). When Brett started feeding her fresh food, she got better, overnight, and he and his partner Jonathan started The Farmer’s Dog to help all dogs live healthier lives.
Throughout history, these confident dogs have marched alongside armies, and served as herders of livestock, as well as police dogs, and guardians of families. They are famously loyal, protective, and smart—they’ll do best with an owner prepared to devote ample time to training and exercise. But Rottie owners will also tell you that beneath the imposing exterior, beats the heart of a clown, and a cuddlebug.
A diet of fresh dog food for your Rottweiler is the best way to support their health and happiness—along with training, daily exercise, regular vet care, and an extra-accommodating lap to awkwardly sit on.
What’s the best dog food for rottweilers?
A diet of fresh dog food for your Rottweiler 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 Rottweilers
Highly processed kibble can contribute to many issues that can compromise your Rottweilers’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
Maintain a healthy weight
It’s critically important to avoid overfeeding any dog, big or small. Being even a little overweight can increase your Rottweiler’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.
Know what’s in the bowl
For Rottweilers 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.
Like many large-breed dogs, Rottweilers can be 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 Rottweiler.
Promote better digestion (and poops)
A fresh diet provides human-grade, highly digestible protein, which contributes to many facets of your Rottweiler’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!
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 Rottweiler the best chance at more healthy years: Keep them lean, avoid heavily processed foods that may contain carcinogens and preservatives, and feed them a fresh diet that can help reduce inflammation. Dietary antioxidants—like those found in fresh vegetables— are proven (link?) 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 Rottweiler.
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