Fresh Food for Whippets
If you’re looking for a calm, sweet companion who is still up for zooming around at the park, look no further than the whippet. A sighthound like the greyhound (in fact, they’re often mistaken for undersized greyhounds), with eyes on the side of their head and a distinctive, S-shaped body, the whippet was initially bred to hunt small game such as rabbits, but now they’re more commonly found participating in agility competitions and as beloved family members.
While whippets require plenty of physical and mental stimulation to thrive, they’re rather quiet and sensitive. Whippet lovers know, however, that they’re special companions: always wanting to be by their family’s side and ready to cuddle whenever you are.
A diet of fresh dog food for your whippet is the best way to support their health and happiness—along with daily exercise, regular vet care, and a calm, cozy home.
What’s the best dog food for whippets?
A diet of fresh dog food for your whippet 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 Whippets
Highly processed kibble can contribute to many issues that can compromise your Whippets’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
Dial up dental health (and fresh breath!)
For dogs like whippets, who may be prone to dental disease, don’t look to a dried pellet to clean teeth. Kibble is an ultra-processed food—it sticks to teeth, contributing to plaque, and it can contain substances that actually fuel inflammation in the tissues of the body, including the mouth. Eating for dental health means eating for overall health. A fresh, whole-food diet promotes a healthier immune system, which helps ward off dental infections—and it doesn’t stick to teeth.
Know what’s in the bowl
For whippets 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 whippet'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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