Fresh Food for Spinoni Italiani
A old breed dating to 500 BCE, the Spinone Italiano was originally a hunter’s companion. That explains the determined personality and thick wiry fur, which was perfect for thrashing through prickly underbrush and may explain the name—spino means “thorn.” They enjoy pointing at and retrieving game, but Spinoni (that’s the plural) are also loving family companions, as long as they get lots of outdoor exercise. They are not, however, keen to spend long days alone, lest they get bored and destructive. Ongoing training is helpful for this slightly stubborn friend, and hand-stripping will maintain their coat’s “natural” look. Finally, Spinoni are talented escape artists, so triple-check the backyard fence.
What’s the best dog food for Spinoni Italiani?
A diet of fresh dog food for your Spinone Italiano is the best way to support their health and happiness—along with daily exercise, regular vet care, and a partner for hiking, walking, and frolicking.
Why fresh is best for your Spinoni Italiani
Highly processed kibble can contribute to many issues that can compromise your Spinoni Italiani’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
Spinoni Italiani 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 Spinone Italiano.
Promote better digestion (and poops)
A fresh diet provides human-grade, highly digestible protein, which contributes to many facets of your Spinone Italiano'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 Spinoni Italiani 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 Spinone Italiano'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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