Fresh Food for Border Terriers
The border terrier’s scruffy, scrappy look, just-right size, and alert expression may inspire love at first sight. Border terriers grow to be about 11 to 16 inches tall and about 12 to 15 pounds, which makes them a cute, compact companion. But keep their history, and your lifestyle, in mind before bringing one home: these tough, wire-haired terriers were used for hunting fox, which means they were, and are, fast, fearless, and feisty. Still prone to chasing, and digging, they need vigorous daily exercise and consistent training to keep boredom and destructive behavior at bay. With an active human companion, and the stimulation and space they need, this “handful” of a dog can be a fantastically fun, affectionate friend.
A diet of fresh dog food for your border terrier is the best way to support their health and happiness—along with tons of daily exercise, regular vet care, and an active, loving family.
What’s the best dog food for border terriers?
A diet of fresh dog food for your border terrier 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 Border Terriers
Highly processed kibble can contribute to many issues that can compromise your Border 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
Border 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 border terrier.
Promote better digestion (and poops)
A fresh diet provides human-grade, highly digestible protein, which contributes to many facets of your border 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 border 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.
Maintain a healthy weight
It’s critically important to avoid overfeeding any dog, big or small. Being even a little overweight can increase your border 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.
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