Fresh Food for Norwegian Lundehunds
Lunde is Norwegian for “puffin,” the seabird this rare dog was historically bred to hunt. Thanks to remarkable flexibility and strength, and feet with six toes each, Norwegian lundehunds can even scale cliffs. The dogs were nearly extinct by the 1930s, but today the reestablished breed boasts a small but devoted following. As working canines, these spitzes thrive with training and exercise, lest they grow bored and destructive, but they aren’t extreme athletes. Give those 24 toenails regular trims and brush their coats, which shed moderately. Norwegian lundehunds are a good fit for experienced dog owners, who can respond effectively to their different barks and ensure playtime stays fun. Keep these hunters away from small animals, including puffins.
What’s the best dog food for Norwegian lundehunds?
A diet of fresh dog food for your Icelandic sheepdog is the best way to support their health and happiness—along with daily exercise, regular vet care, and appreciation of their quirks.
Why fresh is best for your Norwegian Lundehunds
Highly processed kibble can contribute to many issues that can compromise your Norwegian Lundehunds’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
Norwegian lundehunds 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 Norwegian lundehund.
Promote better digestion (and poops)
A fresh diet provides human-grade, highly digestible protein, which contributes to many facets of your Norwegian lundehund'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 Norwegian lundehunds 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 Norwegian lundehund'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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