Fresh Food for Parson Russell Terriers
Bred in the 1800s to keep up with horses on fox hunts in England, Parson Russell terriers are high-energy dogs who need a lot of exercise and enjoy the mental stimulation of agility training. Have a fenced-in backyard for them to play in? That’s great. But keep in mind that Parson Russell terriers are diggers, so you have to keep an eye on them to ensure they don’t dig an escape route. These feisty pups have a strong prey drive and aren’t the best choice for homes with cats and other small animals. They weigh between 13 and 17 pounds, and their coats, which are mostly white, should be brushed weekly.
What’s the best dog food for Parson Russell terriers?
A diet of fresh food for your Parson Russell terrier is the best way to support their health and happiness — along with regular vet care, plenty of exercise and game play for mental stimulation.
Why fresh is best for your Parson Russell Terriers
Highly processed kibble can contribute to many issues that can compromise your Parson Russell 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
Parson Russell 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 Parson Russell terrier.
Promote better digestion (and poops)
A fresh diet provides human-grade, highly digestible protein, which contributes to many facets of your Parson Russell 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 Parson Russell 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 Parson Russell 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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