Fresh Food for Pharaoh Hounds
Born thousands of years ago in Egypt, and there are hieroglyphics to prove it, the Pharaoh hound evolved into today’s breed on Malta, where they hunted rabbits and were called “blushing dogs.” When excited, Pharaoh hounds appear to blush and give a toothy smile. Beneath their expressive skin and sleek tan coat, the genetic gifts continue, as Pharaohs are blessed with a striking face (those eyes!), congenial disposition, and athletic prowess. Lots of outside exercise is a must, with two caveats: Bundle up these Mediterranean beauties in cold weather and keep them leashed or in a fenced yard, or devote a lot of time to teaching recall, as they can be inclined to ignore you when something’s caught their attention.
What’s the best dog food for Pharaoh hounds?
A diet of fresh dog food for your Pharaoh hound is the best way to support their health and happiness—along with vigorous daily exercise, regular vet care, and sharing their visible excitement.
Why fresh is best for your Pharaoh Hounds
Highly processed kibble can contribute to many issues that can compromise your Pharaoh Hounds’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
Pharaoh hounds 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 Pharaoh hound.
Promote better digestion (and poops)
A fresh diet provides human-grade, highly digestible protein, which contributes to many facets of your Pharaoh hound'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 Pharaoh hound 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 Pharaoh hound'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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