Even the best conditioned duck dogs can grow fatigued after a few hard days of hunting or training. Some of the strain can result from the buildup of molecules known as “free radicals,” which are released into the body during strenuous activity. Getting rid of them is key to helping your retriever recover more quickly.
Pre-season conditioning and feeding your dog a performance formula both help to prevent the buildup of free radicals. Check the ingredients on your dog food bag for free-radical fighting antioxidants, such as vitamins C and E, lutein, beta-carotene, and taurine.
These precautions can help your retriever feel as fresh on Day 3 as on Day 1.
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