As pet owners we are concerned about the nutritional value of our dog's food and naturally we want only the best. That doesn't mean breaking the bank. There are many reasonably priced foods but how do you pick the one your Whippet will thrive on? We will help you answer this. Learn more about which foods are best and how these can benefit your pup.
Whippets are agile and active dogs that make a perfect friend to your whole family. What better than to give your furry friend, who you bring with you on your athletic excursions, the best nutrition possible? Whippets are light dogs that are built for speed, so owners need to keep that in mind when buying their dog food. Premium brands are great because they have the healthy ingredients that Whippets need and can digest and are without fillers like wheat and corn that can cause weight issues and sensitivities.
A Whippet’s diet will need a lot of lean protein given their low body fat, and sufficient fruits and vegetables following a ratio of 80:20 (meat: fruit/veg) in order to support their energy levels and give them the required vitamins and minerals they need to maintain an active lifestyle.
Whippets should be fed twice a day, once in the morning and once in evening. Food should not be kept out all day, because it encourages dogs to overeat. Your pet should have a clean bowl of fresh water available at all times.
Whippets are large-framed dogs that are quite light and have tucked-in bellies. For this reason, owners should be cautious about overfeeding them, while still providing them a healthy diet that will support their energy levels.
When it comes to managing a Whippet’s weight, the best option is to measure out their food based on the label's feeding instructions, given their age and weight. Owners can easily adjust the amount that they feed based on their individual needs and activity levels. However a healthy and active adult Whippet should be fed at least 2 cups of quality dry kibble a day.
Whippets are a healthy breed aside from their tendency of experiencing eye problems.
Owners should take extra care to protect their Whippet’s eyes during play and keep an eye on them in general (no pun intended). A few ingredients to look for in a Whippet’s dog food are blueberries, carrots, kale, broccoli, sweet potatoes, eggs, sardines and salmon, since these foods can help support dogs’ eye health.
Vet recommended premium dog food brands will have the kind of holistic ingredients needed to support a Whippet’s complete health, including healthy joints, a good immune system, great skin and coat, and healthy digestion.
Considering that 60% of a pet's health problems are caused by us, humans, it is up to us to ensure we feed them foods made from high quality ingredients and remain careful in not overfeeding them.
We hope out of these top picks you are able to find the best food brand for your Whippet. Our first two picks certainly top the nutritional needs of your dog, are high in protein from quality meats which are also non-allergic, have low fat content and provide the correct amount of calories. And we are confident that your dog will savor them too. We recommend taking some time to read actual customer reviews before making a final purchasing decision.
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