Fresh Food for Entlebucher Mountain Dogs
Developed to herd cattle in Switzerland’s Alps, Entlebucher mountain dogs (pronounced: Entul-boo-kerr) are a sporty and smart medium-size breed reaching about 17-20 inches tall at the shoulder, and between 45 and 65 pounds. They’re best suited to an experienced, active owner who will drain their energy and challenge their sharp minds with daily walks, runs, and/or hikes, plus task-oriented training. Entles love an assignment! They also love post-exercise family hangs, including with older kids who enjoy being herded. Such familial affection is reflected in the breed’s kind, quintessentially canine face, featuring expressive eyes and mouth. Grooming duties for their black, white, and tan coat is minimal, though they do shed and might need toweling off after tramping about outdoors on the daily.
What’s the best dog food for Entlebucher mountain dogs?
A diet of fresh dog food for your Entlebucher mountain dog is the best way to support their health and happiness—along with lots of daily exercise, regular vet care, and goal-oriented play.
Why fresh is best for your Entlebucher Mountain Dogs
Highly processed kibble can contribute to many issues that can compromise your Entlebucher Mountain 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
Entlebucher mountain 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 Entlebucher mountain dog.
Promote better digestion (and poops)
A fresh diet provides human-grade, highly digestible protein, which contributes to many facets of your Entlebucher mountain 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!
Know what’s in the bowl
For Entlebucher mountain dogs 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 Entlebucher mountain 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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