Fresh Food for Wirehaired Pointing Griffons
The bristly coat pointing in all directions might suggest that wirehaired pointing griffons are a disordered bunch, but these dogs have their act together. The Dutch (or French, depending whom you ask) breed was born to hunt, specifically to detect and “point” at birds, with a hyper alert mind and high level of fitness. Their distinctive gray-brown coat is super wiry, weather-resistant—and low shedding. As nonworking pets, griffs are bouncy, loving animals that benefit from consistent training and socialization, and make great companions for active humans who enjoy long outdoor walks and runs. A house with a yard would appeal more than an apartment, and ideally the owners will be around for lots of fun times together.
What’s the best dog food for wirehaired pointing griffons?
A diet of fresh dog food for your wirehaired pointing griffon is the best way to support their health and happiness—along with daily exercise, regular vet care, and a companion with a sense of adventure.
Why fresh is best for your Wirehaired Pointing Griffons
Highly processed kibble can contribute to many issues that can compromise your Wirehaired Pointing Griffons’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
Wirehaired pointing griffons 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 wirehaired pointing griffon.
Promote better digestion (and poops)
A fresh diet provides human-grade, highly digestible protein, which contributes to many facets of your wirehaired pointing griffon'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 wirehaired pointing griffons 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 wirehaired pointing griffon'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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