Fresh Food for English Foxhounds
Bred to hunt foxes, the English foxhound is fast, driven, and probably best suited to a household where long-distance running, horseback rides, dog sports competitions, or other outdoorsy activities are part of daily life. In other words, these dogs have stamina to spare and need a very active life—and, ideally, other animal companions—to stay happy. They also tend to bark loudly. So it is best if neighbors are at a distance. Weighing 55 to 75 pounds, English foxhounds have short coats that should be brushed once a week to remove loose hair. For the right human, the English foxhound is an affectionate, up-for-it friend.
What’s the best dog food for English foxhounds?
A diet of fresh food for your English foxhound is the best way to support their health and happiness — along with A LOT of exercise, regular vet care, and did we mention a lot of exercise.
Why fresh is best for your English Foxhounds
Highly processed kibble can contribute to many issues that can compromise your English Foxhounds’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
English foxhounds 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 English foxhound.
Promote better digestion (and poops)
A fresh diet provides human-grade, highly digestible protein, which contributes to many facets of your English foxhound'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 English foxhounds 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 English foxhound'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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