Fresh Food for American English Coonhounds
If you’re looking for a running partner, or are active in outdoor sports, the American English coonhound will be able to keep up with you. Bred to hunt foxes and raccoons, they run fast, and have great endurance—in other words, they require a lot of exercise. Loving and loyal family members, American English coonhounds are good with kids, other dogs and strangers. Vocal pups, they bark loudly and also howl. So they may not be the best choice for apartment living. Weighing anywhere from 45 to 65 pounds, they like to nest when they aren’t on the move, happily curling up on the couch, or a pile of laundry. Grooming them is simple—run a rubber brush over their short-to-medium length coats once a week.
What’s the best dog food for American English coonhounds?
A diet of fresh food for your American English Coonhound is the best way to support their health and happiness—along with a LOT of daily exercise, regular vet care, and a game human to run alongside.
Why fresh is best for your American English Coonhounds
Highly processed kibble can contribute to many issues that can compromise your American English Coonhounds’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
American English coonhounds 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 American English coonhound.
Promote better digestion (and poops)
A fresh diet provides human-grade, highly digestible protein, which contributes to many facets of your American English coonhound's health. It supports optimal muscle growth and maintenance and a strong heart. Another hallmark of a digestible diet is what we call “high quality poops.” Research shows that a digestible, bioavailable diet affects the quality and quantity of your dog’s poop—making it less voluminous, and less stinky, than their poop on a kibble diet!
Know what’s in the bowl
For American English coonhounds 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.
Maintain a healthy weight
It’s critically important to avoid overfeeding any dog, big or small. Being even a little overweight can increase your American English coonhound'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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