Food Suggestions

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Food Suggestions for Your Basset Hound


In our experience with Basset Hounds, we have found that a grain free diet works best with their bodies, leaving them less itchy and much healthier.

When changing food, always make it gradual. Taking place over 10-14 days and starting with more of the old food and slowly introducing the new. Example: 1/4 of the new to 3/4 of the old, replacing the old with the new every few days. If your basset experiences any soft stool, add a tablespoon of mashed sweet potato or pumpkin puree (unsweetened). This helps aid the digestion and firm the stool. Often you won't know or have access to what food your new basset has previously been eating so we recommend adding some sweet potato or pumpkin to their food for a few days.

Recommended Brands


Raw Brands


Treats and Bones


Many of the brands listed above also make great grain free treats.

Some human foods that make great treats are:

Sweet Potato Chips
Raw Broccoli
Raw Carrots
Cooked Green Beans

As well as treats, it is important for dogs to enjoy bones and chews

Some recommended bones and chews:

Flossies (Spiral Beef Tendon)
Texas Toothpicks
Bully Sticks (Beef Tendon)
Piggy Ropes
Lt. Hambone (Pork Bone)
Sterilized Hard Bones
Naturally Shedding Deer Antlers (Buckaroos, Antlerz, Ziwipeak)

Toxic to Dogs


Alcohol
Avocado
Yeast Dough
Tobacco
Chewing Gum
Chocolate
Coffee
Xylitol
Cooked Bones
Currants
Grapes
Sugar
Human Vitamins
Macadamia Nuts
Marijuana
Salt
Mushrooms
Onions
Persimmons
Rhubard
Fruit Pits
Raisins