Fresh Food for Kerry Blue Terriers
The Kerry blue terrier is an affectionate dog; they’re devoted to their owners and enjoy a lot of togetherness. Originally bred in Ireland as farm dogs who hunted small game and herded sheep and cattle, Kerry blues are active pups who love to fetch, run and swim—they’d do well with an owner interested in participating in dog sports. Weighing between 33 and 40 pounds, they are born with black coats that eventually turn a bluish gray. Kerry blue terriers need to be brushed and combed once a week so they don’t develop mats, and they should see a professional groomer every six to eight weeks.
What’s the best dog food for Kerry blue terriers?
A diet of fresh food for your Kerry blue terrier is the best way to support their health and happiness — along with exercise, regular vet care and a loving family to play—and lounge—with.
Why fresh is best for your Kerry Blue Terriers
Highly processed kibble can contribute to many issues that can compromise your Kerry Blue 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
Kerry blue 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 Kerry blue terrier.
Promote better digestion (and poops)
A fresh diet provides human-grade, highly digestible protein, which contributes to many facets of your Kerry blue 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 Kerry blue 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 Kerry blue 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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