Breed

Whippet


AKC Grouping
Hound Group
Temperament
  • affectionate
  • playful
  • calm

Demeanor
somewhat reserved

Choosing the Best Dog Food for an Overweight Whippet

When trying to understand the appropriate dog food for your Whippet, it's beneficial to evaluate the history of the breed. Modern Whippets have greater access to dog food and are less active than those of the past, leading to more overweight dogs.


Breed

Whippet


AKC Grouping
Hound Group
Temperment
  • affectionate
  • playful
  • calm
Demeanor
somewhat reserved

Whippets made their debut in England, a country with warm summers and cool winters. The earliest Whippets were bred during the 19th century by lower class English coal miners. Early Whippets were used for dog racing and rabbit hunting. Because coal miners couldn't afford to care for larger Greyhounds, they developed the Whippet, a smaller dog with similar qualities. Whippets were referred to as "snap dogs" because they were able to easily snap up their prey. Because they can run in a unique double suspension gallop, Whippets are able to reach speeds of up to 30 miles per hour.


Energy
active
Grooming
only an occasional bath and brushing
Training
often independent
Shedding
occassionally

During the 19th century, Whippets were most likely fed a diet of grains, potatoes and animal organs. Whippets are still used for racing today, and are also kept as low-maintenance family companions. They are a quiet breed, and only bark out of necessity,. Whippets were introduced to America by mill operatives of Massachusetts. Many racing Whippets are still quite active, while others live out a more sedentary lifestyle. Contrary to the past, today there are many food options readily available for Whippets. Because some Whippets aren't as active as in the past, they won't need as many calories to support a healthy weight.


Spot and Tango has great dog food to help keep a Whippet in top health. Spot and Tango utilize only USDA certified and locally sourced beef so you know for sure your Whippet can get great dog food. Spot and Tango makes dog food that does not have hormones or preservatives and is only the best ingredients. Using Spot and Tango dog food for your obese Whippet will ensure it eats a high quality food. Spot and Tango utilize the best carbs to make sure your dog won't have unnecessary fillers in their diet. Eating the fruit and carbohydrates in Spot and Tango dog food can help your Whippet maintain optimal weight for them.


Spot and Tango is a family owned and operated business, and we’re also a family of dog lovers, so we know how important your Whippet is to you. That’s why we aim to provide dogs of all kinds with the nutrition they deserve. Commercially available dog foods are often chock full of cheap fillers like gluten and sugar that can rob your dog of the nutrition it needs while also contributing to excess weight in Whippets. That’s why we’re committed to the use of only whole, fresh, human grade ingredients like 100% real meat, and we refuse to use these filler ingredients. We also offer a selection of fruits, vegetables, and grains that provide calcium, vitamin C, fiber, and other essential vitamins and nutrients. In order to properly serve your dog, we need to know more about it. That’s why we use our patented survey to assess your dog’s dietary needs based on its breed, age, and size, among other important factors.