Imagine eating preservative-packed canned or dried food day in and day out. We’re not sure about you, but our bellies, and feelings, hurt just thinking about it. (Meanwhile, our taste buds have completely shrivelled up in protest at the mere thought!) Fresh food, on the other hand, tastes great, feels great, and does so much good for your health. There can be no disputing that. Now apply that same thinking to your dog’s food. Fresh dog food seems like a no-brainer seen under this light.
As pet parents, we are all always striving to provide the best care possible for our furry companions. One essential factor in their overall well-being? Nutrition – and the quality of the food we put in their bowls, day after day. Increasingly, we are recognizing that high quality nutrition means looking for dog food and treats that prioritize natural, farm-fresh, wholesome ingredients in their recipes and formulas. But what exactly are the benefits of such ingredients?
The Benefits of Fresh Dog Food Ingredients
Fresh, natural ingredients, sourced directly from farms and nature, are rich in essential nutrients that contribute to optimal pet health. They contain, and importantly, retain all the vital nutrients – vitamins, minerals, proteins, and healthy fats – necessary for overall health and zest for life.
Improved Digestion & Palatability
Fresh ingredients are highly digestible and easier on your pup’s tummy. Wholesome ingredients are often easier for pets to digest, as they are free from artificial additives, fillers, and unnecessary preservatives. (The lack of which also means fresh dog food is easier on the organs.) These ingredients are closer to what pets would naturally consume in the wild, leading to better digestion and nutrient absorption.
Fresh food is also highly palatable, making it perfect for picky pups, active dogs, aging pooches, and everything in between.
Enhanced Energy and Vitality
Farm-fresh ingredients offer a higher level of bioavailability, meaning that the nutrients are more readily absorbed and utilized by our pets’ bodies. Increased bioavailability translates into improved energy levels, vitality, and overall well-being for our four-legged friends.
Reduced Allergies and Sensitivities
Artificial additives, such as colors, flavors, and preservatives, are known to trigger allergies and sensitivities in some pets. By opting for natural ingredients, we can minimize the risk of our dogs suffering adverse reactions to dinner, making it an ideal choice for pets with known allergies or sensitivities.
With all these benefits on the menu, the only question now is where to find this holy grail of fresh food for your dog.
Like us, pet food companies are increasingly embracing this fresh take on dog nutrition, including Canadian women-owned Tilted Barn Pet Co. Their range of all-natural fresh cooked dog food* and single-source protein dog treats offers pet parents dog food options that:
- Use fresh, clean, wholesome, human-grade ingredients sourced straight from Canadian farms
- Are 100% natural
- Are free of preservatives, fillers, and by-products
- Delight dogs on the daily with 14/10 on the deliciousness scale
Good dogs deserve good fresh food. It doesn’t come much better, or fresher, than Tilted Barn Pet Co.
Animal Wellness is North America’s top natural health and lifestyle magazine for dogs and cats, with a readership of over one million every year. AW features articles by some of the most renowned experts in the pet industry, with topics ranging from diet and health related issues, to articles on training, fitness and emotional well being.