Fresh Food for Vizslas
The beautiful, rust-red-coated vizsla has an appropriately colorful history—they were the companions of the Magyar tribes who swept across Europe on horseback, ultimately settling Hungary. The Magyars, and, later, Hungarian nobility, used vizslas for hunting, pointing and retrieving (the breed is also known as the Hungarian pointer). This history is relevant to understanding how to care for today’s athletic, energetic—and lovingly clingy—vizsla. This is a dog who needs ample, intense exercise and mental stimulation daily. A prime example of a “velcro” dog, vizslas also crave the attention of their humans. So if you’re looking for an outdoor adventure partner, and a sleek shadow who’ll track your every move, the vizsla is an all-round excellent companion.
A diet of fresh dog food for your vizsla is the best way to support their health and happiness—along with a LOT of daily exercise, regular vet care, and a loving family to stick to.
What’s the best dog food for vizslas?
A diet of fresh dog food for your vizsla 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 Vizslas
Highly processed kibble can contribute to many issues that can compromise your Vizslas’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
Vizslas 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 vizsla.
Dial up dental health (and fresh breath!)
For dogs like vizslas, who may be prone to dental disease, don’t look to a dried pellet to clean teeth. Kibble is an ultra-processed food—it sticks to teeth, contributing to plaque, and it can contain substances that actually fuel inflammation in the tissues of the body, including the mouth. Eating for dental health means eating for overall health. A fresh, whole-food diet promotes a healthier immune system, which helps ward off dental infections—and it doesn’t stick to teeth.
Maintain a healthy weight
It’s critically important to avoid overfeeding any dog, big or small. Being even a little overweight can increase your vizsla'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.
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 vizsla 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
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