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Feed Your Herding Dog Right- Giving them the Best with Badlands

As proud dog parents, it’s our job to provide our herding dogs with the best nutrition, care, and attention. But how do we make sure they’re getting the best diet? It all starts with understanding their unique nutrition requirements. 

Active breeds like Border Collies, Australian Shepherds, or any cattle dogs need a diet packed with high-quality protein and healthy fats. Here at Badlands Ranch, we’re passionate about giving your herding dog the right food to thrive. Here’s how to feed your herding dog right.

**Understand Their Specific Nutritional Requirements**

Herding dogs are bred for action. They’ve spent generations herding livestock and working farms, which requires stamina, strength, and mental focus. To fuel their high-energy lives, herding dogs need a diet higher in fat and protein than your typical pet dog.

According to the National Research Council of the National Academies, an active herding dog requires 1,353 to 1,740 calories daily, depending on size and breed. That translates to about 25 grams of protein and 14 grams of fat. However, the exact amount can also change depending on the level of activity, age, and other factors.

**Choose Quality Brands That Use High-Quality Ingredients**

Not all dog food is created equal. Lower-quality brands often use fillers like corn and wheat, which may trigger allergies and provide less nutrition. It’s important to choose a dog food brand that uses high-quality ingredients. 

Badlands Ranch Dog Food focuses on creating high-quality, nutrient-dense, grain-free dog food suitable for herding dogs. Our formulas are free of by-products, artificial colors, and preservatives, providing your herding dog with the quality nutrition they need.

**Consider Their Life Stage And Activity Level**

Like humans, dogs of different life stages have different nutritional needs. Puppies need more protein and calories to fuel their rapid growth. Seniors, on the other hand, require less energy but more dietary fiber for improved digestion and extra nutrients for overall health support.

Similarly, your dog's activity level also impacts their nutritional needs. A working herding dog will need more nutrients and calories than a more sedentary one.

At Badlands, we believe your herding dog deserves the best. That’s why our nutritionists have crafted formulas to meet every life stage and activity level. Give them the high-quality nourishment they need and see them thrive.


Ensuring that your herding dog receives the best diet they need is integral for their overall well-being, long-term health, and happiness. After all, our love for our pets prompts us to provide only the best for them. 

Badlands is committed to helping herding dog parents make the right decision in giving their furry buddies the best nutrition they deserve. Choose Badlands, and let's confidently journey through your pets' unique nutritional needs together. 

Feed your herding dog right. Feed them the best. Feed them Badlands Ranch Dog Food.

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