Fresh Food for Finnish Lapphunds
Historically used to herd reindeer, Finnish lapphunds must have bravery, excellent reflexes, and speed to do their work. Reindeer are, after all, large, powerful creatures armed with antlers. In a home, Finnish lapphunds need ample companionship from their humans. Don’t bring one home if you don’t have time to hang out and bond. Left alone too long, they’ll be sad and may cause havoc. Give your Finnish lapphund's double-coat a brush every week, but never shave it—their fur protects them from both hot and cold weather.
What’s the best dog food for Finnish Lapphunds?
A diet of fresh dog food for your Finnish lapphund is the best way to support their health and happiness — along with daily exercise, regular vet care, and plenty of scratches behind the ear.
Why fresh is best for your Finnish Lapphunds
Highly processed kibble can contribute to many issues that can compromise your Finnish Lapphunds’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
Finnish lapphunds 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 Finnish lapphund.
Maintain a healthy weight
It’s critically important to avoid overfeeding any dog, big or small. Being even a little overweight can increase your Finnish lapphund’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.
Promote better digestion (and poops)
A fresh diet provides human-grade, highly digestible protein, which contributes to many facets of your Finnish lapphund’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 Finnish lapphunds 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.
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