Learning how to choose the best dog food for a Beagle is vitally important for owners of these easy-going pets. Not all dogs have the same dietary needs. The ideal beagle food is not always good for other dog breeds such as the pug.
In this article, you’ll learn more about the unique nutritional requirements and health issues of beagles. Then, we’ll review our top 3 picks for best dog food for beagles.
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|Wellness Complete Health||A|
|Wellness CORE Grain Free||A|
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According to the AKC, the Beagle is in a category of dogs known the hound group. They are a very popular breed due to their adaptability and friendliness.
They have a lifespan of 13-16 years.
Typically, Beagles range from 13 to 15 inches in height at the shoulder.
They generally weigh 20 to 35 pounds, but the weight of Beagles can vary.
Some of the most common problems that beagles experience are the following:
Ear and Skin Infections
Due to the shape of the ear, ear infections are very common. They are also prone to allergies that can cause itchy skin and skin infections.
Beagles at higher risk for just about every eye disease that exists from cataracts to eyelash abnormalities. Cherry Eye is one common condition in which the gland under the third eyelid bulges out in the corner of the eye looking like a cherry.
Some dogs (mammals) become lactose intolerant once they stop drinking their mother’s milk. It is difficult for them to digest dairy products so while they can handle small amounts, it’s better to avoid them as much as possible.
This inherited condition results from an improperly formed hip joint. Typically, there is a tight fit between the socket and femoral head (ball), dogs with this condition suffer from a joint that is too loose causing pain.
Here are a few tips for preventing or managing those common health problems:
Some of the health problems they experience are genetic so it’s not always in your control but through proper care and diet you can help manage symptoms and prevent some problems from occurring.
Beagles burn through calories a lot faster than many other breeds. This is especially true when they are puppies. They need a diet that meets their higher calorie needs (and a lifestyle that allows them to be as active as they naturally want to be).
Here is a basic breakdown of the nutritional requirements for beagles:
The reason for measuring in calories rather than amounts of food is because the calorie density of food varies a lot. So 1 cup of one brand might be enough for a whole day while 1 cup of another brand might only provide a fraction of what they need.
By using calories, you can easily figure out how much of any brand of dog food to give to your dog.
With this information in mind, it’s time to shop dog food! Here are top 3 best dog food brands for beagles.
The best thing about this brand is that it is specifically crafted for beagles. They create custom foods for different breeds.
This one also features a unique kibble shape that encourages your beagle to slow down and chew more which helps manage how much they eat.
It also provides all the nutrients your beagle needs to maintain strong healthy bones and muscles. This is specifically intended for adult beagles, however, so if yours is still a puppy, you’ll need something else until they reach 12 months.
Whitefish and sweet potato are the main ingredients which make this dog food a great source of lean protein as well as a healthy starch that also packs its own nutrient punch.
With the limited ingredients, it’s also ideal for dogs with sensitive stomachs or allergies. This dog food is designed for adults so if your beagle is still under 12 months, you need to find a puppy food.
Wellness makes great 100% natural dog foods. This one is made with turkey, chicken, salmon oil, fruits, and veggies to help provide a complete and balanced diet.
It is free of filler ingredients that are nutrient poor and cheap to include. Your beagle can get a nutrient-rich meal every time.
Keep in mind, without grains or corn, it is a bit low on starch which is fine for most beagles especially an overweight dog.
If your dog is very active, this food can be supplemented with a starchy treat or simply mixing in a little bit of rice with the dry food.
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