Fresh Food for Salukis
One of the oldest breeds, the saluki owes its athleticism and regal bearing to ancient ancestors that hunted alongside Middle Eastern royalty. Their long legs and streamlined frame are the canine definition of graceful, especially when running, and regardless of whether the dog is smooth-coated or “feathered” with long hairs on ears, tail and/or legs. As born athletes, salukis need daily runs, not just walks, in an enclosed area to keep them from chasing animals or cars. The breed’s personality leans aloof, downright shy toward strangers, and they are infrequent barkers. Once exercised, salukis enjoying lounging with human companions, including children, and on said humans’ furniture, as the creature comforts of royalty remain ingrained.
A diet of fresh dog food for your saluki is the best way to support their health and happiness—along with daily exercise, regular vet care, and weekly brushing of their elegant coat.
What’s the best dog food for salukis?
A diet of fresh dog food for your saluki 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 Salukis
Highly processed kibble can contribute to many issues that can compromise your Salukis’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
Salukis 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 saluki.
Promote better digestion (and poops)
A fresh diet provides human-grade, highly digestible protein, which contributes to many facets of your saluki'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 salukis 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.
Provide nutrients that can reduce the odds of cancer
There’s no sure way to eliminate the risk of cancer, but there are things you can do to give your saluki the best chance at more healthy years: Keep them lean, avoid heavily processed foods that may contain preservatives and carcinogens, and feed them a fresh diet that can help reduce inflammation. Dietary antioxidants—like those found in fresh vegetables— are
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