The Rhodesian Ridgeback is one of the big dog breeds. It originates from South Africa and Zimbabwe and is today not only there a popular hunting dog. In addition, the Rhodesian Ridgeback is also suitable as a guard and family dog.
Originally the Rhodesian Ridgeback was used for big game hunting. Today it is also an excellent personal tracker and rescue dog.
The Rhodesian Ridgeback is characterized by a loving nature and an extremely faithful character. The intelligent animals are very reliable and capable of learning.
Rhodesian Ridgeback Diseases
One of the diseases for which Rhodesian Ridgeback is particularly predestined is hypothyroidism.
The breed is also susceptible to Symmetric Lupoid Onychodystrophy (SLO). This manifests itself in painful toes and brittle claws, which regularly fail.
Another disease that is relatively common in Rhodesian Ridgeback is Wobbler's Syndrome. This causes damage to the nerves in the spinal cord, with the main focus on the cervical vertebrae.
Rhodesian Ridgeback Food
The right diet plays an important role in the prevention of these diseases in Rhodesian Ridgeback. For example, if the thyroid gland is underactive, it is necessary to pay very close attention to the correct intake of iodine.
In symmetric lupoid onychodystrophy, a sufficient supply of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids as well as zinc and biotin is important.
And also with the Wobbler syndrome a need-fair nutrition is important already in the puppy age, in order to lower the risk of an illness clearly.
An appropriate diet is indispensable for a long and healthy dog life. To support you, we have put together a special food set for the Rhodesian Ridgeback. Order the savings set of Meadow Feast, Outdoor Bites and Bellfor Skin & Fur at a special price and receive an additional discount of 10 percent the next time you order food for your Rhodesian Ridgeback.
Our Rhodesian Ridgeback food set at a glance:
- 4 kg Wiesen-Schmaus cold pressed
- 80 g Bellfor Skin & Coat Powder
- 200 g Freiland-Happen without cereals
- 1 practical measuring cup for portioning
- 10 % discount on your next order with Bellfor
Special pedigree dog food from Bellfor helps you to provide your Rhodesian Ridgeback with all the necessary nutrients at an early age and thus make an important contribution to its health.