Fresh Food for Tibetan Mastiffs
Originating in Tibet many centuries ago (though their exact origin is a bit of a mystery), Tibetan mastiffs were employed as guardians and they retain that protective nature today. These are big dogs in every sense—they can reach 26 inches tall and over 160 pounds, their coats are long and dense (though they only shed seasonally) and they are extremely intelligent and independent. Prospective owners should be aware that caring for one is an equally big responsibility. Tibetan mastiffs can be affectionate family companions, but will do well with an experienced owner, early, consistent training and socialization, and a daily job to do.
A diet of fresh dog food for your Tibetan mastiff is the best way to support their health and happiness—along with daily exercise, regular vet care, and a loving family to watch over.
What’s the best dog food for Tibetan mastiffs?
A diet of fresh dog food for your Tibetan mastiff 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 Tibetan Mastiffs
Highly processed kibble can contribute to many issues that can compromise your Tibetan Mastiffs’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
Like many large-breed dogs, Tibetan mastiffs 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.
Promote better digestion (and poops)
A fresh diet provides human-grade, highly digestible protein, which contributes to many facets of your Tibetan mastiff'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 Tibetan mastiffs 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 Tibetan mastiff'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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