Fresh Food for Bloodhounds
This large scenthound is immediately recognizable by their signature droopy eyes, oversized ears, and low-hanging jowls. But there’s so much more to the bloodhound than their distinct visage: they’re loving, affectionate, and extremely patient, making them great family dogs, especially with grabby toddlers.
Initially bred to hunt deer and wild boar, bloodhounds are such gifted scenthounds that they’re often used for search and rescue efforts. But that powerful nose—along with a stubborn independent streak—makes them a poor candidate for off-leash activities, unless they’re in an enclosed area. These loving dogs require a lot of patience and lifelong training, but once you give them the structure they need, they’ll thrive.
What’s the best dog food for bloodhounds?
A diet of fresh dog food for your bloodhound 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 Bloodhounds
Highly processed kibble can contribute to many issues that can compromise your Bloodhounds’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 bloodhounds 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.
Promote better digestion (and poops)
A fresh diet provides human-grade, highly digestible protein, which contributes to many facets of your bloodhound'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!
Maintain a healthy weight
It’s critically important to avoid overfeeding any dog, big or small. Being even a little overweight can increase your bloodhound'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.
Bloodhounds 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 bloodhound.
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