Fresh Food for Afghan Hounds
Independent, aloof, sweet with their families, and reserved with strangers, the silky-coated Afghan Hound is a sight to behold. With a long, luxurious coat meant to protect them from the harsh weather in Afghanistan, where they were bred thousands of years ago as sight hounds, Afghans are head-turners anywhere they go.
Extremely active and intelligent, they’re not particularly interested in pleasing anyone who doesn’t earn their respect. Afghans need lots of exercise—including room to run—consistent training, and daily grooming, meaning they’ll do best with a committed owner. They can and do thrive in environments such as apartments, as long as their grooming and exercise needs are met, and they have at least one person to bond with.
A diet of fresh dog food for your Afghan is the best way to support their health and happiness—along with daily exercise, regular vet care, and an affectionate, adventurous partner-in-crime.
What’s the best dog food for Afghan Hounds?
A diet of fresh dog food for your Afghan Hound contributes to a healthy, active life, and could help stave off some of the ailments common to this breed.
Why fresh is best for your Afghan Hounds
Highly processed kibble can contribute to many issues that can compromise your Afghan Hounds’s health. Recipes from The Farmer’s Dog are made with fresh, human-grade ingredients, steamed to retain nutrients, and pre-portioned to help maintain weight.Feed Fresh Today
Know what’s in the bowl
For Afghan Hounds with dry and itchy skin, sensitive stomachs, or other signs of food allergies and sensitivities, it’s important to know exactly what you’re feeding—something that can be impossible with kibble, which often contains ingredients not listed on the bag. Allergies and intolerances to food are all too common and many dog owners notice symptoms clear up when they switch to fresh food.
Afghan Hounds are prone to joint issues. Maintaining a lean body condition can help. And fresh food from The Farmer’s Dog contains Omega-3 fatty acids, proven to reduce inflammation and improve arthritis. Even if kibble contains these healthy fats, they can go rancid sitting on the shelf for long periods. Rancid fats don’t deliver the intended health benefits, and in fact can contribute to inflammation. Fresh food delivers these powerful nutrients intact to your Afghan Hound.
Provide nutrients that can reduce the odds of cancer
There’s no sure way to eliminate the risk of cancer, but there are things you can do to give your Afghan Hound the best chance at more healthy years: Keep them lean, avoid heavily processed foods that may contain preservatives and carcinogens, and feed them a fresh diet that can help reduce inflammation. Dietary antioxidants—like those found in fresh vegetables— are
Maintain a healthy weight
It’s critically important to avoid overfeeding any dog, big or small. Being even a little overweight can increase your Afghan Hound's odds of developing a host of diseases like arthritis, diabetes, and even cancer. A fresh-food plan, tailored to your dog’s needs, and delivered in pre-portioned packs, makes weight maintenance easy.
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