Fresh Food for Beagles
The floppy-eared beagle has a history as a hunting dog, and remains a favorite family pet. Snoopy, from Peanuts, is a beagle, though he’s drawn impressionistically. Many beagles are great with kids and other dogs, and you’ll probably be glad to have one in your home—just prepare for more than your fair share of howling. Also know that beagles have a lot of energy and want a job to do, so you’ll need to provide plenty of training and physical activity every day to keep yours in good shape and good spirits.
A healthy diet of fresh dog food for your beagle is the best way to support their health and happiness — along with daily exercise, regular vet care, and lots of interesting smells.
What’s the best dog food for beagles?
A diet of fresh dog food for your beagle 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 Beagles
Highly processed kibble can contribute to many issues that can compromise your Beagles’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
Maintain a healthy weight
It’s critically important to avoid overfeeding any dog, big or small. Being even a little overweight can increase your beagle’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.
Beagles 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.
Promote better digestion (and poops)
A fresh diet provides human-grade, highly digestible protein, which contributes to many facets of your beagle’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 beagles 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.
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