Fresh Food for Spanish Water Dogs
On land or at sea, the Spanish water dog makes a loyal friend and a reliable helper. Used both to herd livestock and retrieve waterfowl for hunters, these dogs tend to be energetic, trainable, smart, and affectionate. But they’re working dogs who need a job to be happy. If you bring a Spanish water dog home, make time to share fun, demanding activities with them. In addition to swimming, they’ll likely enjoy a good run or hike. At home, food puzzles and other challenging games can help keep their minds active and prevent them from getting bored. Be kind and patient when teaching your Spanish water dog—they want to please you.
What’s the best dog food for Spanish water dog?
A diet of fresh dog food for your Spanish water dog is the best way to support their health and happiness — along with daily exercise, regular vet care, and opportunities to splash around with good friends.
Why fresh is best for your Spanish Water Dogs
Highly processed kibble can contribute to many issues that can compromise your Spanish Water Dogs’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
Know what’s in the bowl
For Spanish water dogs 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.
Spanish water dogs 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 Spanish water dog.
Maintain a healthy weight
It’s critically important to avoid overfeeding any dog, big or small. Being even a little overweight can increase your Spanish water dog’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.
Promote better digestion (and poops)
A fresh diet provides human-grade, highly digestible protein, which contributes to many facets of your Spanish water dog’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!
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