Fresh Food for Chinese Shar-Peis
Their trademark wrinkles, coarse coat, and black tongue (a trait shared with one other breed, the chow chow), make the Chinese sharp-pei a striking dog. And while they may attract fans based on their unique looks, shar-peis are also known for being “challenging” dogs that may do best with an experienced owner. The breed is said to date back 2000 years to rural China where they were employed as guardians, hunters, and, sometimes, fighters. Given that heritage, shar-peis tend to be loyal to their family, suspicious of strangers, headstrong, and not the most naturally dog-friendly of dogs. So, early and ongoing training and socialization are vital.
A diet of fresh dog food for your shar-pei is the best way to support their health and happiness—along with daily exercise, regular vet care, and a loving family to watch over.
What’s the best dog food for Chinese sharp-peis?
A diet of fresh dog food for your Chinese sharp-pei 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 Chinese Shar-Peis
Highly processed kibble can contribute to many issues that can compromise your Chinese Shar-Peis’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
Chinese sharp-peis 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 Chinese sharp-pei.
Know what’s in the bowl
For Chinese sharp-peis 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 Chinese sharp-pei'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.
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 Chinese sharp-pei 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
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