Fresh Food for Standard Schnauzers
The German-bred standard schnauzer may look like a wise old wizard thanks to its signature white-gray beard and bushy eyebrows, but make no mistake: this dog is full of youthful energy throughout their long life. Not to be confused with either the mini or giant variations, the standard schnauzer can be traced back to the middle ages, when they were bred for ratting and other farm jobs. Now, however, they make fantastic companions.
Schnauzers are playful, and eager to please (and therefore easy to train). Properly socialized, they generally love children, other dogs, and even strangers, though they will alert at a doorbell or any other perceived intrusion, making them great watch dogs.
A healthy diet of fresh food for your schnauzer is the best way to support their health and happiness—along with plenty of love, affection, and play time.
What’s the best dog food for schnauzers?
A diet of fresh dog food for your schnauzer 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 Standard Schnauzers
Highly processed kibble can contribute to many issues that can compromise your Standard Schnauzers’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
Schnauzers 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 schnauzer.
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 schnauzer 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 schnauzer.
Know what’s in the bowl
For schnauzers 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 schnauzer'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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