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All-Natural Foods for Large Breed Dogs

As a pet owner, it can be overwhelming to decide what to feed your furry friend, especially when it comes to large breed dogs. These dogs require a different diet than smaller breeds, as their nutritional needs vary depending on their size and activity level. In this blog post, we’ll discuss what to feed large-breed dogs and provide some products from the shelves here, at The Pets Larder, that are perfectly appropriate for their diet.

Large Breed Dogs and Nutritional Requirements

Firstly, it’s essential to understand the nutritional needs of large-breed dogs. These dogs require a diet that is rich in protein, fat, and carbohydrates to support their growth and energy levels. Protein is especially important for large breed dogs, as it helps build and maintain their large muscle mass. However, it is also important to note that not all proteins are created equal. Dogs do tend to digest animal-based protein better than plant-based protein, so it’s crucial to choose a food that has high-quality animal protein as the main ingredient. That is, until a time when plant-based proteins have been better researched.

Large Breed Dog laying on Grass

In addition to protein, large-breed dogs also need a good source of fat in their diet. Fat provides them with energy and helps support their skin and coat health. However, it’s important to keep an eye on the fat content in their food, as large-breed dogs can be prone to obesity if they are overfed or given a diet that is too high in fat. It is always important to take note of the feeding guidelines on every new food you feed as each and every one is unique and contains slightly different levels of nutrition.

Carbohydrates are also important for large breed dogs, as they provide them with a source of energy. However, it’s important to choose complex carbohydrates such as brown rice or sweet potatoes as grains like corn or wheat as a carbohydrate sources that can lead to digestive issues.ccc

Large Breed Foods

When choosing dog food for your large breed dog, it’s important to look for food that is specifically formulated for their needs. At Natural Cornish Pet, we offer a variety of dog foods that are designed for large-breed dogs, such as the Canagan Free-Range Chicken for Large-Breed Adult Dogs. This food is made with fresh chicken and is free from artificial colours, flavours, grains and preservatives. It also contains glucosamine, chondroitin, and MSM, which are essential for joint health in large-breed dogs, who tend to have more issues in these departments.

Aflora Large Breed Dog Food - Trencrom

Another great choice for large breed dogs is the two fabulous options that are available from the amazing Aflora Grain Free. We know it's good and perfect for larger dogs because we make it ourselves! Aflora Llawnroc Salmon & Trout is specially formulated for large breeds and are free from any grains or added nasties. We formulate both of these foods with sweet potato as the carbohydrate source, giving your large-breed dog a nutritious and delicious alternative to grains that are more common in mainstream foods and can cause digestive issues. Sweet potato is also a great source of vitamins A, C and B6 as well as a much higher level of dietary fibre.

Large Breed Treats and Chews

In addition to their regular meals, large-breed dogs also require a variety of treats and chews to keep them happy and healthy. However, it’s important to choose treats that are appropriate for their size, as smaller treats and chews can be a choking hazard or just consumed within the blink of an eye! At Natural Cornish Pet, we offer a variety of treats that are great for large-breed dogs, such as our very own Mighty Fish Chews.

These amazing air-dried chews are made from 100% natural fish skins and contain absolutely no artificial additives or preservatives. They’re also low in fat, making them a healthy and nutritious treat for your furry friend. These superb chews are also a great source of Omegas 3 & 6 which are a great way to support your large breed’s joints and mobility with their awesome anti-inflammatory benefits.

Feeding your large breed dog a healthy and balanced diet is essential to maintain their health and well-being. By choosing a dog food that is specifically formulated for their needs and providing them with healthy all-natural dog treats, you can ensure that they are getting all the nutrients they need to thrive as well as a delicious dinner every night. At The Pets Larder, we offer a variety of all-natural foods, treats, chews and accessories for dogs of all shapes and sizes provided by in-house experts so you can always be confident of getting quality every time you buy.

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