Fresh Food for American Foxhounds
The canine equivalent of a gym fanatic, the American foxhound requires an hour or two of vigorous exercise each day. Such energy springs from being bred to chase prey for long hours on the hunt, and left bottled up can express itself as destructive behavior or moping about. But with training and working up a sweat (leashed or fenced for these chasers), American foxhounds are easygoing members of the family and particularly chummy with children. If only this colonial-era breed, considered one of America’s first and a favorite of George Washington, could share stories of the U.S. history they once witnessed. Instead these vocal hounds enjoy howling loudly, which recommends country living.
A diet of fresh dog food for your American foxhound is the best way to support their health and happiness—along with daily exercise, regular vet care, and an appreciation of their singing.
What’s the best dog food for American foxhounds?
A diet of fresh dog food for your American foxhound 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 American Foxhounds
Highly processed kibble can contribute to many issues that can compromise your American Foxhounds’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 foxhounds 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 foxhound.
Promote better digestion (and poops)
A fresh diet provides human-grade, highly digestible protein, which contributes to many facets of your American foxhound'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 foxhounds 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 foxhound'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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