Do you know "BARF"?

BARF is the natural alternative to "fast food" for dogs.
BARF is the key to keeping your dog in optimum health.
BARF has many notable benefits...
  • Cleaner teeth and healthy gum
  • Healthy and shinier skin & coat
  • Stronger immune system
  • Better musculature, more energy and stamina
  • Improved digestion
  • Smaller and harder, less smelly stools
  • Better weight management
  • Reduction of allergy symptoms
  • Better quality of life
  • Enjoyment to feed
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Dogs are designed to eat meat because they are carnivores like their ancestors, the wolf. They have short digestive tracts and teeth to cut and rip flesh.

When feeding a dog biologically appropriate raw food (BARF) you’re basically trying to imitate nature.

Usually in the wild nature a canine would eat whole animals or prey. So it gets meat, fat, bones, cartilage, sinew, organs, blood and skin. It also gets a small amount of vegetables and fruits, found in the herbivore’s digestive tract.

How do I prepare a healthy meal for my dog?

We have to improvise a bit. For a well-balance and healthy diet you should feed different parts of meat from different animals, vegetables and fruits, supplemented with oil and herbs. Is it not important to feed a completely balanced food in every day meal, but balanced over a period of one month!

How much food does my dog need?

  • 2% of body weight for non-active dogs
  • 3% of body weight to active or working dogs
  • It can be modified according to the dog’s breed and seasonal changes.

Example:

A non active dog, weight 20 kg:
This dog needs a total of 400 grams feed per day!
It should consist 80% of meat and 20% of non-meat (320 g meat, 80 g vegetables/ fruits).
Add a spoon of oil and the delicious food is ready!

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What kind of Vegetables can I feed?

Please note:
It is very important to puree or grate the vegetables. (Because dogs miss an enzyme to split plant cells) Alternatively it can be cooked.

Several sorts of lettuce i.e. iceberg lettuce, endive, corn salad, spinach, chard, chicory, arugula, pak choi, lollo rosso lettuce, cucumber and zucchini, carrots, parsnip, radish, beetroot, asparagus, potato and sweet-potato (only cooked!), celery, topinambur.

Herbs and sprouts are very suitable too but in moderation!

Vegetables to feed seldom: (flatulent effect)

Several sorts of cabbage i.e. cauliflower, broccoli, red and white cabbage.

Don’t feed your dog the following vegetables! (Toxic effect)

Aubergine (eggplant), green paprika, avocado, raw potato’s, tomato’s, pepperoni, peas, lentils, beans, onions.

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What kind of fruits can I feed?

Apple, pear, pineapple, apricot, banana, strawberry, raspberry, bramble, currant, figs, grapefruit, persimmon (kaki fruit), cherry, kiwi, mango, nectarine, peach, papaya, plums, watermelon, honeydew melon.

Don’t feed the following fruits! (Toxic effect)

Grapes, quince, carambola (star fruit)

What kind of oil and fat can I use?

You can get the oil in several supermarkets, or in health food stores. Regular amount of oil per day (1 TSP for small dogs and 1 TBSP for large dogs) Rape oil, linseed oil, hemp seed oil, black seed oil (black cumin), walnut oil, hazelnut oil, pumpkin seed oil, cod liver, evening primrose oil, corn oil, fish oil, coconut oil. Lard and goose fat you can feed, if the dog needs to put on weight.

You can also feed your dog with dairy products:

It isn’t really necessary, but if your dog likes it, you can feed it.

Buttermilk, soured milk, goat’s milk, cream cheese, yogurt.

Addition feeding stuff:

Eggs, eggshell, aloe Vera, cider vinegar, yeast, honey, silica, spirulina (seaweed).

Any doubt?

Then start with BARF, and make your dog happy!!

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