Fresh Food for Bluetick Coonhounds
Handsome and Southern-bred, bluetick coonhounds are named for their racoon-hunting skills and mottled black “ticking” on their coats. As hunters, these innate athletes must be trained, socialized, and ideally put to work, lest predatory instincts devolve into behavior problems. Blueticks are serious exercise hounds with strong wanderlust, so a leash or fence should define their recreational area. The breed’s baying and distinctive bark further recommend country living. With powerful noses, blueticks can detect “cold” scent trails, plus food, garbage, and other items best kept stored. Energy channeled, these charmers with kind eyes framed by floppy ears make friendly, sensitive household companions that enjoy children and other dogs they know.
A diet of fresh dog food for your bluetick coonhound is the best way to support their health and happiness—along with daily exercise, regular vet care, and make that thrice-daily exercise.
What’s the best dog food for bluetick coonhounds?
A diet of fresh dog food for your bluetick coonhound 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 Bluetick Coonhounds
Highly processed kibble can contribute to many issues that can compromise your Bluetick 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
Bluetick 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 bluetick coonhound.
Promote better digestion (and poops)
A fresh diet provides human-grade, highly digestible protein, which contributes to many facets of your bluetick 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 bluetick 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 bluetick 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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