Fresh Food for Norwich Terriers
It’s hard to imagine their adorable faces bearing down on vermin, but Norwich terriers were originally bred in England as ratters. Their scruffy good looks, fun personalities, and portability, however, made them a popular companion for well-heeled university students. (Lookalike breed, the Norfolk terrier, has drop ears.) Today, they are popular family friends, and no strangers to city sidewalks. Though tiny at about 10 inches high, they’re quite sporty, and enjoy scooting about a park or fenced yard, and require consistent training and socialization to keep their terrier tendencies in check. Keep their wiry double-layer coat handsome with regular hand-stripping; a groomer can do it or show you how.
A diet of fresh dog food for your Norwich terrier is the best way to support their health and happiness—along with daily exercise, regular vet care, and a jaunt around the block to see what’s up.
What’s the best dog food for Norwich terriers?
A diet of fresh dog food for your Norwich terrier 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 Norwich Terriers
Highly processed kibble can contribute to many issues that can compromise your Norwich 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
Norwich 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 Norwich terrier.
Dial up dental health (and fresh breath!)
For dogs like Norwich 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.
Promote better digestion (and poops)
A fresh diet provides human-grade, highly digestible protein, which contributes to many facets of your Norwich 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!
Maintain a healthy weight
It’s critically important to avoid overfeeding any dog, big or small. Being even a little overweight can increase your Norwich 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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