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Choosing the Best Dog Food for an Overweight Curly-Coated Retriever
In order for us to fully understand the importance of giving your Curly-Coated Retriever the best diet with just the right amount of calories and the proper nutritional content we can take a quick look at it's history and how it's evolved through the years. Throughout time the role of the Curly-Coated Retriever has changed and with it so has it's dietary needs. This could be cause for the Curly-Coated Retriever to become overweight if his diet is not properly monitored.
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The History of Curly-Coated Retrievers and Obesity
This breed was originally developed in Britain in the cold and icy forests as a hunter's companion. This breed's history goes even later than its popular cousin, the Golden Retriever, back to the British sportsmen of the 1800's. They became popular with British hunters and began appearing in the first dog shows in England in the late 1800's. The dog was highly desired mostly because of its tight curled coat that was almost waterproof. This enabled the dog to swim through icy cold waters and retrieve the fowl that had been downed by its owners. Although the breed is less popular in America it still remains an active hunting dog in Australia and New Zealand where it was imported to from England in the late 19th century. The first breed club for the dog was started in England in 1896 and the AKC first starting recognizing the breed in 1907 with the first registrations being in 1924. Like other Retrievers, the Curly-Coated Retriever has a strong build that can keep it swimming long distances combined with a strong sense of smell that doesn't give up until its prey is found.
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Overweight/Obese Curly-Coated Retrievers in Modern Times
Since we know that this was a hunter's companion we could assume that the dog mostly lived off of the game that it helped hunt in its early days before the invention of commercial dog food. The hunter's would have known that in order to keep their dog's motivated to hunt they may need to get a reward for their hard work. Today this dog is still being used widely in Australia and New Zealand as a hunting dog but in parts of Europe and America they are enjoyed as family pets. The Curly-Coated Retriever is an energetic dog as well as very intelligent. It thrives on an active lifestyle and does not do well if left alone for too long or if it is allowed to become bored. A purebred Curly will always have either a black or liver colored coat and will be solid colored over their entire body. The Curly-Coated Retriever still requires an active lifestyle and does best when it has a job to perform or is given plenty of exercise to keep it mentally stimulated. Now that we have to ease of commercial dog food most Curly-Coated Retrievers are not having to search out their own food and instead live on daily faithful feedings. It is important that the diet of the dog match the activity level and lifestyle that the dog has now in order to keep it at its healthiest and living a long fulfilling life.
The Best Dog Food for an Overweight Curly-Coated Retriever
Area & Tango is committed to supplying your Curly-Coated Retriever the highest quality dog food to promote a healthy weight. Spot & Tango uses only locally sourced USDA approved beef, lamb and turkey in their dog foods. By using just locally sourced meats Spot & Tango ensures that their meats are antibiotic, preservative and hormone free. The premium meats contained in Spot & Tango's dog food are rich in the proteins that develop and repair cartilage and tendons which can help reduce pain associated with the muscle stress brought on by excessive weight. Feeding your overweight Curly-Coated Retriever Spot & Tango dog food, which contains gluten-free quinoa, millet, and brown rice, can help to enhance their energy and support their digestive tract aiding in their weight management. Spot & Tango's dishes include leafy greens and fruits that are known to assist in decreasing pain and strengthening the heart of an overweight Curly-Coated Retriever.
Choose Spot & Tango for Overweight Curly-Coated Retriever Dog Food
Choosing the appropriate dog food for your overweight Curly-Coated Retriever plays an important role in the health and wellness of the dog. At Spot and Tango, our veterinarians and nutritionists have formulated dog food to meet the nutritional levels established by the American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO). All of our meals are cooked in an USDA-approved kitchen at low temperatures and in small batches to preserve both flavor and nutrients. Your Spot and Tango meals are packed in individual portions and shipped straight to your door in just a few short days. By taking our online quiz, we can help customize food for your Curly-Coated Retriever based on weight, activity level and other physical characteristics. Give your overweight Curly-Coated Retriever the chance to live a happy and healthy life with meals from Spot and Tango.