Fresh Food for Norfolk Terriers
See those folded-over ears? They distinguish Norfolk terriers from their lookalike English cousins, Norwich terriers, whose pointy ears stand upright. Otherwise, the distinguishing feature of Norfolks is extreme cuteness, both visually and behaviorally. Bundled under a wiry two-layer coat, which benefits from hand-stripping, is a high-energy nugget once bred as a rat catcher (keep away from Junior’s hamster). That translates today into an intelligent and tenacious pooch who requires obedience training and enjoys being a member of the family. Norfolks are up to travel, play catch, or whatever else their humans have planned.
What’s the best dog food for Norfolk terriers?
A diet of fresh dog food for your Norfolk terrier is the best way to support their health and happiness—along with daily exercise, regular vet care, and training to bring out their best.
Why fresh is best for your Norfolk Terriers
Highly processed kibble can contribute to many issues that can compromise your Norfolk 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
Norfolk 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 Norfolk terrier.
Dial up dental health (and fresh breath!)
For dogs like Norfolk terriers, 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 Norfolk 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 Norfolk 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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