Beagles are an energetic breed that need plenty of nourishment to fuel their active lifestyle. The specific nutrients they should be getting is unique to their own body and health so let’s dig deeper into what your beagle needs to be healthy and what the best brands out there are to meet his needs.
Beagles are generally very active so they need a lot of protein to repair the muscles they are regularly using. We recommend a minimum of at least 35% of your Beagle’s totally calories come from nutritious protein sources like fish or poultry.
They should also eat plenty of healthy complex carbs to meet their energy requirements. This should be a mixture of fruits, veggies, and whole grains. The remaining calories should come from healthy (nondairy) fat sources like fish oil or plant oils. This will help nourish their skin and coat to prevent the infections and rashes that they are prone to.
Beagles are naturally quite healthy especially if they are allowed to get as much exercise as they want. But they are at high risk for the following:
While there is no 100% guaranteed prevention method, a healthy, balanced diet and plenty of exercise are your best defense against illness. Making sure your Beagle is getting the nutrients it needs to keep its body strong will give him a much better chance of fighting off any illnesses that try to harm him.
Follow these key tips to make sure your Beagle is getting everything they need:
When switching to a different brand, always do it gradually to avoid digestive problems. Start by mixing about 20% of the new food with 80% of the old brand of food and gradually increase the amount of new food over the course of about 3-4 weeks.
Wellness Dog Foods is a really great brand that uses quality ingredients to nourish your Beagle.
Both fish and sweet potato are some of our top recommendations for beagles so it’s great to see them together in this recipe. It’s also rich in omega 3 fatty acid which is great for the skin. It’s not the cheapest brand out there but you do get the quality you would expect for the price.
Royal Canin brand knows the beagle is an active and excitable breed so it has crafted a recipe that will fuel its lifestyle without contributing to problems like obesity.
The shape of the kibble forces beagles to chew more slowly which helps ensure they get only the calories they need to recharge their batteries.