Fresh Food for Basset Hounds

With distinctive features like floppy ears, a low, long body, short legs, hanging skin, and droopy eyes, this breed is among the world’s most recognizable. Originally bred to help humans hunt game like rabbit and deer, basset hounds have powerful noses that make them excellent at following a scent. Basset hounds have a booming voice and will frequently howl. They’re also known to drool—so don’t expect a perfectly dry, quiet home. Well-trained basset hounds will probably get along well with well-mannered children—though you should always supervise children and dogs—and members of the breed tend to be friendly with other dogs.

A diet of fresh dog food for your Basset hound is the best way to support their health and happiness—along with daily exercise, regular vet care, and a steady supply of interesting smells.

What’s the best dog food for Basset hounds?

A diet of fresh dog food for your Basset hound contributes to a healthy, active life, and could help stave off some of the ailments common to this breed.

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Why fresh is best for your Basset Hounds

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Highly processed kibble can contribute to many issues that can compromise your Basset Hounds’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.

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Protect joints 

Basset hounds 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 Basset hound.

Maintain a healthy weight 

It’s critically important to avoid overfeeding any dog, big or small. Being even a little overweight can increase your Basset hound'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.

Build a plan for your Basset Hounds

Your Basset Hounds will do best on a diet of nutrient-dense food made from fresh, whole ingredients.

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    Tell us about your dog

    Our plans are tailored to your dog’s needs, based on their age, weight, activity level, body condition and other factors.

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    Choose your recipes

    Pick the recipes that work best for your pup, and wait for your trial box to arrive (and the dinnertime dancing to commence).

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    Get your free trial box

    Your trial contains up to 2 weeks of food, so you can get a proper taste of how it’s working for your dog before your first full order ships.

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    After you’ve had a chance to try (and love) it, start getting perfectly timed deliveries of fresh, healthy food.

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Dial up dental health (and fresh breath!)

For dogs like Basset hounds, 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.

 

 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 Basset hound 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 proven to help decrease the risk of cancer. Processed kibble and canned food just can't supply fresh, whole vegetables like a fresh diet can for your Basset hound.

What customers are saying about fresh dog food

  • Obi
    “Obi had terrible allergies. We tried everything. After switching to The Farmer’s Dog he doesn’t have one single hot spot, and he doesn’t lick his paws chronically anymore. He also has a bunch of energy.”
    — Obi’s mom
  • Tyene
    “As soon as we brought The Farmer’s Dog home, her skin was better, she was more active (and high quality poops!). If I can invest in her health and be proactive I think it’s worth it.”
    — Tyene’s dad
  • Atticus
    “Atticus had bad gas and diarrhea. I just thought it was part of having a big dog. With The Farmer’s Dog, it was a complete 180. I should have known that what you put in your body makes a huge difference.”
    — Atticus’ mom
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