Fresh Food for Black Russian Terriers
Bred as cold-weather guard dogs by the Russian military in the 1940s, Black Russian terriers are every bit the quietly intense dog you’d expect from a deliberate mix of Rottweiler, Airedale, and Giant schnauzer. BRTs are watch dogs through and through, vigilant and aloof with strangers, while dedicated to their families, including and especially children.
Due to the size and nature of these dogs, they require consistent training and socialization from the time they are young. Firm boundaries and clear leadership and communication are a must from their family members. Without clear direction, they will become unruly and alert at everything.
What’s the best dog food for Black Russian terriers?
A diet of fresh dog food for your Black Russian terrier is the best way to support their health and happiness—along with ample daily exercise, regular vet care, and an active family that provides plenty of training and love.
Why fresh is best for your Black Russian Terriers
Highly processed kibble can contribute to many issues that can compromise your Black Russian Terriers’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
Black Russian terriers 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 Black Russian terrier.
Maintain a healthy weight
It’s critically important to avoid overfeeding any dog, big or small. Being even a little overweight can increase your Black Russian terrier'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.
Promote better digestion (and poops)
A fresh diet provides human-grade, highly digestible protein, which contributes to many facets of your Black Russian terrier'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 Black Russian terriers 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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