Anna Olson

Anna has a passion for keeping pets healthy and happy. She grew up with a Great Pyrenees as a family dog. Currently and currently has an orange tabby. She worked at a dog grooming and bathing salon where she learnt more about canine behavior and bathing. She lives in Wisconsin, in the United States. When she is not writing, she helps her partner run their small business, knitting, and enjoying local parks.

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Healthy Boxer Diet: 5 Tips For The Perfect Diet

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Anna Olson
Mar 20 ·

Looking for a healthy boxer diet is one of the many challenges of owning this breed. There are many pitfalls to choosing the wrong boxer food. Picking an unsuitable food may worsen health issues and lead to a lower quality of life for your pet. Luckily, we have five basic tips to help you choose the perfect diet for your boxer.

How To Choose Food For A Boxer

Depending on your boxer’s age and health requirements, you may need to adjust their diet or consult with a veterinarian. Generally, it is best to follow our five tips for the perfect boxer diet.

1. Feed Age-Appropriate Food

Feeding a boxer puppy adult dog food may result in issues with calcium absorption and other nutrients. Since boxers have issues with hip dysplasia, their bone health is especially important. There are puppy food formulas for large breeds for a reason. Starting a boxer puppy off on the right nutritional foot is vital to life-long health.

2. Look For Whole Meat Or Meal

Whole meat or identified meat “meal” should be one of the first ingredients in your boxer’s food. While some fruits and vegetables are great for dogs, they should be lower on your food’s ingredient list. A healthy boxer diet is protein-forward, with low fat.

3. Avoid Chemical Additives

Additives to dog food, like artificial dyes, flavors, and colors, may do a lot of harm to your pet. They may also trigger a boxer’s food allergies. When selecting a commercially-available dog food, it is best to select one without these add-ins.

Healthy Boxer Diet

4. Focus On Slow Eating

A boxer who eats too quickly may be at risk of bloat, a condition which could be fatal. Consider a food which needs to be chewed slowly instead of just swallowed. Alternatively, you can invest in a stainless-steel slow eating bowl for your boxer. Feed treats slowly, too, using a treat-releasing toy.

5. Support Your Boxer’s Health With Their Food

Boxers, as a breed, are prone to both heart and joint issues. Look for nutritional compounds like the amino acid L-carnitine to support heart health. For joint health, look for chondroitin and glucosamine.

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Anna Olson

Anna has a passion for keeping pets healthy and happy. She grew up with a Great Pyrenees as a family dog. Currently and currently has an orange tabby. She worked at a dog grooming and bathing salon where she learnt more about canine behavior and bathing. She lives in Wisconsin, in the United States. When she is not writing, she helps her partner run their small business, knitting, and enjoying local parks.

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