Fresh Food for Canaan Dogs
Hailing from the Middle East where they were once herding dogs, then survived on their own as feral dogs for millennia, the Canaan dog is the national dog of Israel. Standing 19 to 24 inches tall and weighing 35 to 55 pounds, they are adaptable companions, and good watchdogs who will bark to warn you about strangers. Not the best choice for first-time dog owners, these watchful pups can be territorial and protective and should be trained and socialized early. Canaan dogs enjoy long walks and will eagerly accompany their owner on jogs and hikes. Lean and bushy-tailed, they need to be brushed about once a week and more often during shedding seasons.
What’s the best dog food for Canaan dogs?
A diet of fresh food for your Canaan dog is the best way to support their health and happiness — along with lots of exercise, regular vet care and a loving family flock to watch over.
Why fresh is best for your Canaan Dogs
Highly processed kibble can contribute to many issues that can compromise your Canaan Dogs’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
Canaan dogs 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 Canaan dog.
Dial up dental health (and fresh breath!)
For dogs like Canaan dogs, who may be prone to dental disease, don’t look to a dried pellet to clean teeth. Kibble is an ultra-processed food—it sticks to teeth, contributing to plaque, and it can contain substances that actually fuel inflammation in the tissues of the body, including the mouth. Eating for dental health means eating for overall health. A fresh, whole-food diet promotes a healthier immune system, which helps ward off dental infections—and it doesn’t stick to teeth.
Promote better digestion (and poops)
A fresh diet provides human-grade, highly digestible protein, which contributes to many facets of your Canaan dog'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 Canaan dog'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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