Fresh Food for Welsh Springer Spaniels
Dogs much like Welsh springer spaniels go back millennia, though they were only recognized by kennel clubs as a specific breed in the early 20th century. Their ancestors worked with hunters in the days before guns, flushing game so that it could be caught—sometimes by a falcon! Nowadays, they are still often considered “velcro” dogs who love to stick close to their humans. They retain their sensitive noses, smarts, and energy, and require daily training and exercise to be happy. Expect to brush their weatherproof double coats weekly and bathe them about once per month.
What’s the best dog food for Welsh springer spaniels?
A diet of fresh dog food for your Welsh springer spaniel is the best way to support their health and happiness — along with daily exercise, regular vet care, and lots of time with their favorite people.
Why fresh is best for your Welsh Springer Spaniels
Highly processed kibble can contribute to many issues that can compromise your Welsh Springer Spaniels’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
Maintain a healthy weight
It’s critically important to avoid overfeeding any dog, big or small. Being even a little overweight can increase your Welsh springer spaniel’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.
Dial up dental health (and fresh breath!)
For dogs like Welsh springer spaniels, 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.
Welsh springer spaniels 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 Welsh springer spaniel.
Promote better digestion (and poops)
A fresh diet provides human-grade, highly digestible protein, which contributes to many facets of your Welsh springer spaniel’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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