Fresh Food for Greyhounds
Worshipped in ancient Egypt and celebrated in Greek and Roman mythology for their beauty, hunting ability, and noble spirit, greyhounds have a long and illustrious history (they’re even mentioned in the Bible). Known as the fastest dog—they run up to 40 miles per hour—they’ve also been used in racing for sport. But with greyhound racing being phased out in many areas, greyhounds now happily show off both their speed, and their chill, in dog runs, backyards and homes everywhere. Sweet, gentle, and well-behaved indoors, these big dogs—standing 27 to 30 inches tall and weighing 60-70 pounds—love nothing more than to cozy up on the couch with their people after they’ve gotten their daily quota of exercise.
A diet of fresh food for your greyhound is the best way to support their health and happiness — along with regular vet care, and access to a safe location for daily runs.
What’s the best dog food for greyhounds?
A diet of fresh dog food for your greyhound contributes to a healthy, active life, and could help stave off some of the ailments common to this breed.
Why fresh is best for your Greyhounds
Highly processed kibble can contribute to many issues that can compromise your Greyhounds’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
Greyhounds 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 greyhound.
Promote better digestion (and poops)
A fresh diet provides human-grade, highly digestible protein, which contributes to many facets of your greyhound'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!
Maintain a healthy weight
It’s critically important to avoid overfeeding any dog, big or small. Being even a little overweight can increase your greyhound'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.
Provide nutrients that can reduce the odds of cancer
There’s no sure way to eliminate the risk of cancer, but there are things you can do to give your greyhound the best chance at more healthy years: Keep them lean, avoid heavily processed foods that may contain preservatives and carcinogens, and feed them a fresh diet that can help reduce inflammation. Dietary antioxidants—like those found in fresh vegetables— are
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