Fresh Food for Saint Bernards
Saint Bernards can weigh up to 180 pounds, but the gentle giants have a reputation for being loving, loyal family pets. Monks employed the dogs in search-and-rescue operations centuries ago, and the “nanny dogs” love protecting and looking after children—but remember that all interactions between children and dogs should be supervised. The iconic barrel around the breed’s neck seems to have originated in a 19th-century painting rather than in real life, but go ahead and give them some important cargo to deliver to different rooms of your house.
A diet of fresh dog food for your Saint Bernard is the best way to support their health and happiness — along with daily exercise, regular vet care, and a fulfilling job to do.
What’s the best dog food for Saint Bernards?
A diet of fresh dog food for your Saint Bernard 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 Saint Bernards
Highly processed kibble can contribute to many issues that can compromise your Saint Bernards’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
Saint Bernards 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 Saint Bernard.
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 Saint Bernard 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 Saint Bernard.
Promote better digestion (and poops)
A fresh diet provides human-grade, highly digestible protein, which contributes to many facets of your Saint Bernard'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 Saint Bernard 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.
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