Fresh Food for Treeing Walker Coonhounds
Descended from English foxhounds, treeing walker coonhounds were bred in America to hunt, specifically to chase racoons up a tree and keep them there. As such, they are smart, speedy, and sporty, and especially enamored of chasing. They thrive under training with a positive vibe and are game for outdoor exercise with the shake of a leash (which is a must for these high-prey-drive pups). Back home, treeing walkers are quintessential family dogs, appreciative of human attention and comforts, and great with children. Their size hits the medium sweet spot and their classic three-color coat is low maintenance. Although they do bark, with training they generally respond to requests for quiet.
What’s the best dog food for Treeing Walker Coonhounds?
A diet of fresh dog food for your treeing walker coonhound is the best way to support their health and happiness—along with daily exercise, regular vet care, and quality family time.
Why fresh is best for your Treeing Walker Coonhounds
Highly processed kibble can contribute to many issues that can compromise your Treeing Walker 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
Treeing Walker 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 Treeing Walker.
Promote better digestion (and poops)
A fresh diet provides human-grade, highly digestible protein, which contributes to many facets of your Treeing Walker 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 Treeing Walker 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 Treeing Walker 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.
Read more about dog food and Treeing Walker Coonhounds
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