Choosing the Best High-Protein Rat Terrier Dog Food
In regard to weight, the Rat Terrier is a very small dog generally weighing 10-25 pounds. The Rat Terrier is also considered a small dog in regard to height, with an average height of 13-18 inches (standard). If you're trying to figure out the optimal dog food for your Rat Terrier, you should definitely consider the option of a high-protein dog food like those available from Spot & Tango. The Rat Terrier is an AKC Registered breed in the 'Terrier Group' with roots originating back to the United States. The lovable, friendly and inquisitive Rat Terrier with a friendly demeanor, generally does particularly well on a high-protein dog food. This is thanks, in part to, its very small size combined with its moderately active energy levels.
Why Breeds, Like the Rat Terrier in the AKC Terrier Group May Need a High-Protein Dog Food
Terriers are bred to hunt. They are bred to kill and often times eat: rats, mice, squirrels and other vermin. Genetically, the Rat Terrier, part of the AKC's Terrier Group, are pre-disposed to a high-protein diet. Combine this fact with the reality that most terriers (including the Rat Terrier) today struggle with weight gain due to lack of exercise, and you'll see why we recommend a high-protein dog food that's correctly proportioned for your Rat Terrier. Originally from the United States, the Rat Terrier can make the best of it's 12 to 18 years on a high-protein dog food that's full of the nutrients the Rat Terrier needs but without the empty calories that could lead to weight gain.
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Why A Moderately Active Rat Terrier May Need a High-Protein Dog Food
The Rat Terrier is considered a moderately active dog and thus your Rat Terrier could benefit from a high-protein dog food due to that simple fact alone. A dog food rich in high-protein helps to build muscle and support the energy levels of a moderately active Rat Terrier. Furthermore, the calories in high-protein dog food are more efficiently used by a moderately active dog like the Rat Terrier. In fact, dogs that don't receive enough protein can actually experience muscle loss and see a noticeable drop in energy levels. Lastly, a high-protein dog food that's optimal for the Rat Terrier is low in carbohydrates which are a non-essential component of a healthy diet for most dogs, but especially true for a moderately active Rat Terrier.
Does a Very Small Rat Terrier Still Benefit From a High-Protein Dog Food?
The Rat Terrier is a very small, small dog weighing in at over 10 pounds. Dogs of this size could benefit from a well-rounded diet that have all the necessary nutrients for their very small frame. While a high-protein dog food is important for very small breeds due to the calorie efficiency in a high-protein diet, most important is the proper percentages and sources of those proteins and that essential nutrients are included in the diet. When you select a high-protein dog food for your Rat Terrier at Spot & Tango, you can be assured that we have properly balanced a properly sourced, high-protein dog food while also including other essential nutrients needed for a very small dog such as the Rat Terrier.
Choose Spot & Tango for High-Protein Rat Terrier Dog Food
Spot & Tango offers several high-protein meat options for your Rat Terrier including a Turkey & Red Quinoa, Beef & Millet, and Lamb & Brown Rice option. All our recipes have an appropriate blend of spinach, carrots, peas, various fruits, eggs, parsley, apple cider vinegar, safflower oil, vegetable stock and an all-natural blend of vitamins & minerals to ensure meals are nutritionally balanced while still creating a high-protein dog food for a Rat Terrier. 100% of the ingredients in our recipes are approved for human consumption (because dogs deserve to have the same quality food that we eat) and use USDA Certified meats. We never use preservatives, growth hormones or artificial additives. Our vegetables are an excellent source of fiber and vitamins our eggs help increase protein levels while also containing essential calcium and amino acids to support strong bones, build muscles and repair tissue. If you want a high-protein dog food for your Rat Terrier, Spot & Tango could be the solution.