Fresh Food for Skye Terriers
Both rustic and aristocratic, Skye terriers were bred to control pests on Scotland’s remote Isle of Skye, where their upbeat personality and distinctive looks captivated a traveling Queen Victoria, who introduced them to a wider audience. Their coat features long fringes that often spill over the eyes, muzzle, and ears, which come either upright or floppy. Regular brushing, bathing, and grooming is helpful. The Skye terrier silhouette is long and low to the ground, thanks to short yet strong legs. As expected given their regal past, the dogs can be aloof, especially for a terrier, but they respond well to positive-reinforcement training and are affectionate with their human family. Suitable for smaller homes, such as apartments, Skye terriers are also comfortable on Scottish farms or in English palaces.
What’s the best dog food for Skye terriers?
A diet of fresh dog food for your Skye terrier is the best way to support their health and happiness—along with daily exercise, regular vet care, and brushing their bangs.
Why fresh is best for your Skye Terriers
Highly processed kibble can contribute to many issues that can compromise your Skye 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
Skye 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 Skye terrier.
Promote better digestion (and poops)
A fresh diet provides human-grade, highly digestible protein, which contributes to many facets of your Skye 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!
Maintain a healthy weight
It’s critically important to avoid overfeeding any dog, big or small. Being even a little overweight can increase your Skye terriers'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.
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 Skye terrier 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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