Fresh Food for Australian Shepherds

Don’t let the name fool you: these hard-working, family-oriented herding dogs actually originated in California. Eager to please, whip-smart, and high energy, Aussies love having a job to do, whether daily training, ball herding, nosework, or even tackling an obstacle course. No matter what kind of mental stimulation you give them, at the end of the day, they’re happiest with their people.

A diet of fresh dog food for your Aussie is the best way to support their health and happiness—along with daily exercise, regular vet care, and lots of love from their family.

What’s the best dog food for Australian shepherds?

A diet of fresh dog food for your Aussie contributes to a healthy, active life, and could help stave off some of the ailments common to this breed.

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Why fresh is best for your Australian Shepherds

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Highly processed kibble can contribute to many issues that can compromise your Australian Shepherds’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.

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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 Australian shepherd 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 Australian shepherd.

Protect joints 

Like many working dogs, Australian shepherds 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. 

Build a plan for your Australian Shepherds

Your Australian Shepherds will do best on a diet of nutrient-dense food made from fresh, whole ingredients.

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    Tell us about your dog

    Our plans are tailored to your dog’s needs, based on their age, weight, activity level, body condition and other factors.

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    Choose your recipes

    Pick the recipes that work best for your pup, and wait for your trial box to arrive (and the dinnertime dancing to commence).

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    Get your free trial box

    Your trial contains up to 2 weeks of food, so you can get a proper taste of how it’s working for your dog before your first full order ships.

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    Start feeding fresh

    After you’ve had a chance to try (and love) it, start getting perfectly timed deliveries of fresh, healthy food.

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Maintain a healthy weight 

It’s critically important to avoid overfeeding any dog, big or small. Being even a little overweight can increase your Australian shepherd’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. 

If you’re looking for pre-portioned, healthy meals, tailored to your Australian Shepherd’s age, size, activity level, and weight, consider signing up for a fresh food plan. A plan tailored to your dog will take the guesswork out of portion management, and ensure you’re providing all the necessary nutrients, in the right balance. 

What customers are saying about fresh dog food

  • Obi
    “Obi had terrible allergies. We tried everything. After switching to The Farmer’s Dog he doesn’t have one single hot spot, and he doesn’t lick his paws chronically anymore. He also has a bunch of energy.”
    — Obi’s mom
  • Tyene
    “As soon as we brought The Farmer’s Dog home, her skin was better, she was more active (and high quality poops!). If I can invest in her health and be proactive I think it’s worth it.”
    — Tyene’s dad
  • Atticus
    “Atticus had bad gas and diarrhea. I just thought it was part of having a big dog. With The Farmer’s Dog, it was a complete 180. I should have known that what you put in your body makes a huge difference.”
    — Atticus’ mom
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