Fresh Food for Shiba Inus
The independent, fastidious Shiba Inu is more than just the face of memes and cryptocurrencies. The loyal, intelligent, energetic breed is Japan’s most popular dog, and caring for one can be a rewarding challenge. Owners can anticipate lots of shedding twice a year, clever attempts at escape artistry, and the distinctive vocalization known as the “Shiba scream.” Shibas will do best in a home where they receive consistent, patient training.
A healthy diet of fresh dog food for your Shiba Inu is the best way to support their health and happiness — along with daily exercise, regular vet care, and the occasional chance to run a “Shiba 500” (that’s breed aficionados’ affectionate term for Shibas’ energy-burning laps around their homes).
What’s the best dog food for shiba inus?
A diet of fresh dog food for your Shiba Inu 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 Shiba Inus
Highly processed kibble can contribute to many issues that can compromise your Shiba Inus’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
Maintain a healthy weight
It’s critically important to avoid overfeeding any dog, big or small. Being even a little overweight can increase your Shiba Inu’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.
Know what’s in the bowl
For Shiba Inus 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.
Shiba Inus 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 Shiba Inu.
Promote better digestion (and poops)
A fresh diet provides human-grade, highly digestible protein, which contributes to many facets of your Shiba Inu’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!
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