Fresh Food for Finnish Spitzes
If you’ve ever wanted a pet fox with the spunk, charm, and vocal gifts of a husky, look no further than the Finnish spitz. Finkies or Finns, as they’re called by their fans, are alert, lively, and active bird-hunting dogs originating from, you guessed it, Finland. They take a unique approach to hunting: they bark, yodel, howl, and trill at their targets. It cannot be stressed enough: these are not quiet dogs.
And while they’re double-coated hunting dogs bred for the harsh weather of the arctic, Finns are also great family dogs: they adore children and just want to play all day long. So long as they receive early, consistent socialization and training, they’re great additions to any family.
What’s the best dog food for Finnish spitzes?
A diet of fresh dog food for your Finn is the best way to support their health and happiness—along with daily exercise, regular vet care, and a loving family willing to play.
Why fresh is best for your Finnish Spitzes
Highly processed kibble can contribute to many issues that can compromise your Finnish Spitzes’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 spitzes 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 spitz.
Maintain a healthy weight
It’s critically important to avoid overfeeding any dog, big or small. Being even a little overweight can increase your Finn'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.
Know what’s in the bowl
For Finnish spitzes 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.
Dial up dental health (and fresh breath!)
For dogs like Finnish spitzes, 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.
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