Fresh Food for Lhasa Apsos
With their compact size and lustrous coats, Lhasa apsos look like they were born for the show ring, and for a prized place on your lap. But these formidable little dogs have a history as guardians—in their native Tibet they watched over palaces and monasteries—and need consistent training to keep their protective nature in check, and their sharp little minds occupied. You may have seen a Lhasa with its straight, middle-parted hair dusting the floor and all but covering its eyes. But many families maintain a shorter “puppy cut” for their dog. Either way, prepare to devote some time to regular brushing.
A diet of fresh dog food for your Lhasa apso is the best way to support their health and happiness—along with daily exercise, regular vet care, and their own “palace” to watch over.
What’s the best dog food for Lhasa apsos?
A diet of fresh dog food for your Lhasa apso 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 Lhasa Apsos
Highly processed kibble can contribute to many issues that can compromise your Lhasa Apsos’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
Lhasa apsos 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 Lhasa apso.
Dial up dental health (and fresh breath!)
For dogs like Lhasa apsos, who may be prone to dental disease, don’t look to a dried pellet to clean teeth. Kibble is an ultra-processed food—it sticks to teeth, contributing to plaque, and it can contain substances that actually fuel inflammation in the tissues of the body, including the mouth. Eating for dental health means eating for overall health. A fresh, whole-food diet promotes a healthier immune system, which helps ward off dental infections—and it doesn’t stick to teeth.
Know what’s in the bowl
For Lhasa apsos 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 Lhasa apso'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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