Q&A: What do you feed your Rhodesian Ridgeback?
Ridgebacks are beautiful, powerful, sensitive, loyal and forever HUNGRY dogs! What do you feed your Ridgeback?Ridgebacks typically act like you've been starving them all their lives. They're always up for a meal! This comes with its benefits: They are enormously food-motivated, and therefore easy to train as pups (at least when it comes to the basics, otherwise Ridgebacks are known to be stubborn and very opinionated, which is why we love them). They are also usually easy to feed, since they'll scarf down practically anything, unlike other, pickier breeds. Just make sure they don't scarf down your brand new Ugg boots when you're not home....
Deciding what kind of diet to feed a Ridgeback comes with a few challenges, though. Some can be prone to skin allergies, some can have recurring ear infections inside those adorable floppy ears. Others need more protein than the next, and you should always tweak their diet to their exercise routine and weight. Still others thrive on supplements like Omega3 fish oils (great shiny coats! you want that ridge to sparkle, afterall). And then there is, of course, the consideration of what is convenient and realistic for the family to feed their Ridgeback. Some families can afford the time and cost of fancier diets while others are looking for the healthiest storebought kibble that a pocketbook can afford.
With so much variation, it's helpful for us all to read stories of successful Ridgeback diets. What do you feed your Ridgeback?
This photo of running, smiling Ridgebacks was taken on the Los Gatos Creek Trail in Los Gatos, CA by local photographer Tiffany O'Brien.
Q: What do you feed your Rhodesian Ridgeback?
Share the full scoop! Do you feed your sweet Ridgeback a kibble diet, raw food, or something else? Which one? Does your Ridgeback have allergies you're trying to clear up (ear infections, itchy skin?). What are his or her favorite treats? Do you feed any supplements?
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