Fresh Food for Sealyham Terriers
Bred in Wales in the mid-1800s to hunt small game, Sealyham terriers are strong, hardy pups standing about 10 inches on average and weighing about 24 pounds. Adorable and affectionate, this rare breed loves their people but also has an independent streak. Sealies—as they are also known—make good watchdogs and have an impressive bark that makes them sound bigger than they are. Full of energy, they need lots of exercise and like to dig and chase small prey. These dogs have striking white, weatherproof coats and long facial hair that needs to be maintained through at-home care and visits to the groomer to prevent mats from forming.
What’s the best dog food for Sealyham terriers?
A diet of fresh food for your Sealyham Terrier is the best way to support their health and happiness — along with lots of daily exercise, regular vet care, and regular grooming to keep their white coat looking good.
Why fresh is best for your Sealyham Terriers
Highly processed kibble can contribute to many issues that can compromise your Sealyham 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
Sealyham 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 Sealyham terrier.
Promote better digestion (and poops)
A fresh diet provides human-grade, highly digestible protein, which contributes to many facets of your Sealyham 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 Sealyham 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 Sealyham 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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