Fresh Food for Glen of Imaal Terriers
Named for a remote, rocky valley in Ireland, where they were once bred to hunt foxes and badgers—and also perform the thankless job of “turnspit dog” in kitchens—the Glen of Imaal terrier is a short-legged pup weighing up to 40 pounds. These scrappy but sweet dogs are prone to digging. They are typically not so into other dogs, but Glens enjoy being with their family. And while not as go-go-go as some terriers, Glens still thrive with a job to do, and lots of exercise. They shed very little, but their double coat, which is wiry with a soft undercoat, should be regularly brushed and stripped twice a year.
What’s the best dog food for Glen of Imaal terriers?
A diet of fresh food for your Glen of Imaal Terrier is the best way to support their health and happiness — along with exercise, regular vet care, and a yard where they can indulge their desire to dig.
Why fresh is best for your Glen of Imaal Terriers
Highly processed kibble can contribute to many issues that can compromise your Glen of Imaal Terriers’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
Glen of Imaal terriers 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 Glen.
Promote better digestion (and poops)
A fresh diet provides human-grade, highly digestible protein, which contributes to many facets of your Glen of Imaal terrier'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 Glen of Imaal terriers 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 Glen of Imaal terrier'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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