Fresh Food for Harriers
Harriers date back to 13th century England. Often very affectionate and eager to play with humans and other dogs, harriers tend to overflow with physical and mental energy. If you involve these hare hunters in fun, challenging training and give them a chance to run or hike to their hearts’ content every day, they make wonderful companions. If you don’t, they (and you) may be miserable. Make sure your harrier has a chance to work their powerful nose on walks and enjoy all the smells your area has to offer. Never let your harrier off leash in an unenclosed area, lest their strong instincts lead them to become distracted and wander off.
What’s the best dog food for harriers?
A diet of fresh dog food for your harrier is the best way to support their health and happiness — along with daily exercise, regular vet care, and lots of attention from their favorite humans.
Why fresh is best for your Harriers
Highly processed kibble can contribute to many issues that can compromise your Harriers’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
Harriers 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 harrier.
Maintain a healthy weight
It’s critically important to avoid overfeeding any dog, big or small. Being even a little overweight can increase your harrier’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 harrier’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!
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 harrier 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 proven to help decrease the risk of cancer. Processed kibble and canned food just can't supply fresh, whole vegetables like a fresh diet can for your harrier.
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