Breed

Carolina Dog


AKC Grouping
Foundation Stock Service
Temperament
  • loyal
  • independent
  • reserved with strangers

Demeanor
alert and responsive

Choosing the Best Dog Food for an Overweight Carolina Dog

The Carolina Dog may benefit from a diet of dog food specially designed for their size, age and activity level otherwise the breed risks becoming overweight. No longer accustomed to hunting for food, most Carolina Dogs have a bowl full of dog food prepared for them by their owners. Portion control relative to activity level is critical in order for the Carolina Dog to maintain a healthy weight.


Breed

Carolina Dog


AKC Grouping
Foundation Stock Service
Temperment
  • loyal
  • independent
  • reserved with strangers
Demeanor
alert and responsive

First identified in North Carolina at the end of the 19th century, the Carolina Dog is at home in the hot sandy forests of the Sandhill region of North Carolina. It is thought that the Carolina dog originated from Asia and become domesticated by American Indians. An avid hunter, the Carolina Dog was also a pack dog. Sometimes referred to as an Indian Dog, the Carolina Dog is proficient at hunting small prey and is able to extract burrowing vermin from small crevices. Skeletal remains of the Carolina Dog have been uncovered in Indian burial sights from Alaska to Florida. The Carolina Dog is a clever and loyal family pet, easily trained and very playful.


Energy
active
Grooming
only an occasional bath and brushing
Training
wanting to learn
Shedding
seasonally

Historically the Carolina Dog most likely survived on hunting spoils and barn vermin. Owners generally left dogs to their own resources to find adequate food. Today the Carolina Dog is more of a beloved family pet than a show dog. Very intelligent, the Carolina Dog is easily trained with a firm hand but treats should be limited to avoid excessive weight gain. While not a high energy dog, the Carolina Dog does require daily exercise and will respond well to retrieving, swimming and hiking. The Carolina Dog is great with small children as they tend to be very protective once socialized. Today's Carolina Dog is somewhat pampered. They generally don't have to hunt past the kitchen to find their dog food bowls full of food. Given their reduced activity level with domestication, particular attention should be paid to both quality and quantity of dog food to avoid excess weight gain.


Spot & Tango has worked with veterinary nutrition specialists to make sure that high-quality dog food is an excellent option for an obese Carolina Dog. Spot & Tango puts a high priority on sourcing beef, lamb and turkey from local New York farmers for each of their dog food dishes. Following their commitment to quality ingredients, Spot & Tango prohibits all prescription antibiotics, preservatives and hormones in each on their recipes. Food dense in nutrients and vitamins can alleviate with symptoms that your overweight Carolina Dog might be experiencing. Committed to attending to the propensity for dogs to gain weight today, Spot & Tango just uses select carbohydrates on their veterinary nutritionist-approved recipes. An overweight Carolina Dog can benefit from sufficient leafy greens and fruits in their diet to help in food digestion and energy levels-- Spot and Tango's dog food has both.


Worrying about your overweight Carolina Dog’s health? Spot & Tango is a family-run business that is committed to provide your Carolina Dog dog food solutions. At Spot & Tango, we are aware that there are different dogs with different requirements. It is for this reason that we ensure that your dog food is USDA, animal nutritionist, and veterinarian approved. We make it our mission to offer the ideal human-grade food that is made by animal nutritionists and veterinarians and for your overweight Carolina Dog. Complete your dog’s profile and Spot & Tango will recommend a great meal plan for your overweight Carolina Dog.