Fresh Food for Keeshonden
The national dog of Holland, keeshonden (that’s the plural of keeshond) once worked as watchdogs on barges. Friendly and cheerful, these sweet dogs are full of love and do well with children and other dogs. They stand 17 to 18 inches tall, weigh 35 to 45 pounds and have a thick, full coat. These fur balls do shed—you will need to brush your keeshond once a week to keep their coat looking its best. This moderately active, people-oriented dog doesn’t do well left along for long stretches, and they do like to chew on things. So a fresh supply of chewable toys is a must, and training should include efforts to ward off separation anxiety.
What’s the best dog food for Keeshonden?
A diet of fresh food for your keeshond is the best way to support their health and happiness — along with daily exercise, regular vet care and grooming, and fun things to chew on.
Why fresh is best for your Keeshonden
Highly processed kibble can contribute to many issues that can compromise your Keeshonden’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
Keeshonden 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 Keeshond.
Promote better digestion (and poops)
A fresh diet provides human-grade, highly digestible protein, which contributes to many facets of your Keeshond’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 Keeshonden 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 Keeshond’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.
Read more about dog food and Keeshonden
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- How To Help Your Dog Lose Weight