Breed

Newfoundland


AKC Grouping
Working Group
Temperament
  • sweet
  • patient
  • devoted

Demeanor
friendly

Choosing the Best Dog Food for a Senior Newfoundland

Hailing from Newfoundland, the Newfoundland dog is known as a gentle giant—a sweet tempered, water loving, selfless dog. An excellent nurse, as portrayed by Nanan in J. M. Barrie’s Peter Pan, deserves a high quality diet in all stages of life. These special companions deserve a balanced and complete dog food diet for senior Newfoundlands.


Breed

Newfoundland


AKC Grouping
Working Group
Temperment
  • sweet
  • patient
  • devoted
Demeanor
friendly

The Newfoundland breed has been around for centuries, existing in its current form since at least 1610. The dog is well known for its sleek coat in brown, black, or black and white. But they are also known for their epic water rescues—including one who saved 92 people from a shipwreck. Many famous people have owned Newfoundland dogs throughout history including Emily Dickinson, two separate U. S. presidents, Lewis and Clark, Lord Byron, and several other prominent figures. These beloved dogs have captured the hearts of many, leading Henry David Thoreau to state “A man is not a good man to me because he will feed me if I should be starving, or warm me if I should be freezing, or pull me out of a ditch if I should ever fall into one. I can find you a Newfoundland dog that will do as much” in his famous Walden. If a Newfoundland dog will do as much, don’t we have a duty to provide that care to our Newfoundland? Especially in their senior years?


Energy
active
Grooming
a weekly good brushing
Training
obedient
Shedding
seasonally

The American Kennel Club recommends a diet appropriate to your dog’s age. They explicitly mention three categories: puppy, adult, and senior. Their life span is usually around 8-10 years. A high quality dog food throughout life can help improve your Newfoundland’s immune system and extend your dog’s lifespan. As dog’s age, their teeth may become weaker. They may begin to suffer from joint pain or arthritis. For the big built, giant breed Newfoundland, the typical slowing down of activity with age may lead to weight gain which can increase the likelihood of hip problems to which the breed is already prone. Spot & Tango is the Best Senior Dog Food for Newfoundlands on the Market. As a family owned and family operated business, we invite you to join our family. Take our online quiz to help us create a personalized plan unique to your dog. With so many stories in the news of dog foods being recalled for various reasons, we couldn’t stand seeing so many dogs paying the price. That’s why we created a food that contains no fillers, preservatives, artificial additives, or artificial flavors. The flavors in Spot & Tango’s dog food for senior Newfoundlands are 100% real. Our recipes contain 100% pure ground turkey, beef, or lamb—ensuring a meat based protein that is the best choice for dogs. The fruits in our recipes including blueberries, cranberries, and apples can alleviate arthritis and improve urinary tract health due to the antioxidants and vitamin C. With the Newfoundland’s tendency for hip dysplasia and cystinuria, these ingredients are especially relevant to your senior dog’s health and wellbeing. And to ensure that our formulations really are the best, we work with veterinarians and pet nutritionists to design and evaluate our recipes. Our quality is also unmatched—our small batch methods ensure freshness and consistency in every batch. Spot & Tango senior dog food for Newfoundlands is highly palatable for teeth that are not as strong as they once were. Our formulations can help dogs lose weight—a necessity for dogs whose activity level is beginning to decrease. You will not find any grains in our formulations with the exception of our lamb and brown rice recipe. Spot & Tango’s mission, first and foremost, is to provide quality. And with free shipping and delivery to your home, its easier than ever to provide that quality to your senior Newfoundland.


The implementation of a healthy diet is extremely important to the health and well-being of Newfoundlands. Dietary needs change throughout a Newfoundland's life, making it important to provide appropriate dog food for every stage. Because they are energetic and growing, Newfoundland puppies may require more calories and a high protein diet. As a Newfoundland matures, a recipe specially made for senior Newfoundland dogs can help slow the progression of age related health conditions. Hip dysplasia commonly affects senior Newfoundlands. A diet rich in Omega-3 fatty acids can help combat the symptoms of this condition. Older Newfoundlands also struggle with obesity. A lower calorie diet and smaller portions can help keep a dog at a healthy weight. Providing a senior Newfoundland with the appropriate diet can have a positive impact on their overall health.


Spot & Tango senior dog food for Newfoundlands is highly palatable for teeth that are not as strong as they once were. Our formulations can help dogs lose weight—a necessity for dogs whose activity level is beginning to decrease. You will not find any grains in our formulations with the exception of our lamb and brown rice recipe. Spot & Tango’s mission, first and foremost, is to provide quality. And with free shipping and delivery to your home, it's easier than ever to provide that quality to your senior Newfoundland.