Fresh Food for Borzois
A Russian sighthound that looks like a greyhound with a long fur coat, the Borzoi is a gentle, affectionate, and quiet companion. As with other sighthounds, the Borzoi was bred with speed and grace in mind, meant to track and trap game, including wolves. In fact, they were so good at their jobs, they used to be known as Russian wolfhounds.
Nowadays, they’re content to lounge about with loved ones. Don’t mistake their love for laying about for low-exercise needs, however: borzois are still highly intelligent hunting dogs, requiring significant physical and mental activity, whether chasing a ball, participating in agility trials, or zooming around in a fenced-in backyard.
A diet of fresh dog food for your Borzoi is the best way to support their health and happiness—along with daily exercise, regular vet care, and a family to cuddle with on the couch.
What’s the best dog food for Borzois?
A diet of fresh dog food for your Borzoi 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 Borzois
Highly processed kibble can contribute to many issues that can compromise your Borzois’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
Provide nutrients that can reduce the odds of cancer
There’s no sure way to eliminate the risk of cancer, but there are things you can do to give your Borzoi the best chance at more healthy years: Keep them lean, avoid heavily processed foods that may contain preservatives and carcinogens, and feed them a fresh diet that can help reduce inflammation. Dietary antioxidants—like those found in fresh vegetables— are
Know what’s in the bowl
For Borzois 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 Borzoi'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.
Borzois 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 Borzoi.
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