Fresh Food for Redbone Coonhounds
Though descended from Scottish hounds, the sleek Redbone coonhound is an American breed, named for breeder Peter Redbone (and for its job, hunting racoons). Keep their gorgeous red coats shiny with regular grooming (many swear by grooming mitts) and exercise the muscles underneath with outdoor activities ranging from walks to swims. Redbones equally enjoy great quantities of physical activity and restorative napping. The breed also bays and, despite being gregarious, has a sometimes challenging stubborn streak. Training helps bond these instinctive hunters with humans, with extra effort needed to keep easily distracted students on task.
A diet of fresh dog food for your Redbone coonhound is the best way to support their health and happiness—along with daily exercise, regular vet care, and patient training.
What’s the best dog food for Redbone coonhounds?
A diet of fresh dog food for your Redbone coonhound 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 Redbone Coonhounds
Highly processed kibble can contribute to many issues that can compromise your Redbone Coonhounds’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
Redbone coonhounds 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 Redbone coonhound.
Promote better digestion (and poops)
A fresh diet provides human-grade, highly digestible protein, which contributes to many facets of your Redbone coonhound'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 Redbone coonhounds 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 Redbone coonhound'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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