Reasons to feed BARF
More lean body mass
Loss of unwanted fat
Improved dental health
Less skin problems
Less ear infections
Strengthened immune system
Less anal sac problems
Reduction of dry eye syndrome
Increased resistance to parasites
Fewer reproductive problems
Less behavioral issues
Decreased risk of cancer
Fewer degenerative diseases
A longer - healthier life!
What is BARF?
BARF stands for Bones And Raw Food
or Biologically Appropriate Raw Food. It is about supplying a
natural diet appropriate for carnivores - dogs and cats.
It involves feeding whole raw
healthy foods - meat, bones, vegetables and organ meats - that
mimic the diet of a carnivore's natural environment.
Why feed BARF?
Simply stated, feeding a raw diet
promotes wellness. Nutrition is one of the most important factors
that determines your pet's health and quality of life. Yes, your
pet may survive on poor quality nutrition but they will not thrive.
The column to the right lists common benefits of
switching to a raw diet.
One of the hardest parts of
preparing a BARF type diet on your own is the time that it takes to
gather all of the ingredients and prepare the food. It can be a
very daunting and time-consuming task. With the use of a
prepackaged BARF product, you can still have the benefits of a BARF
diet without losing the convenience.
Prepackaged BARF is already in the
correct proportions of meat, bone, organ and vegetables so that you
do not have to worry about feeding an unbalanced diet.
Concern over swallowing large
chunks of bone is eliminated with a prepackaged formula - the bones
are ground up into the mix for you. Large chewing knuckle bones can
be supplemented to help keep their teeth clean.
We are proud to provide the BRAVO!
family of raw diets - they provide a combination of a top quality
raw food at a reasonable price. For more information about BRAVO
visit www.bravorawdiet.com We also offer the
BARFPlus vitamin-mineral supplement and BRAVO Salmon Oil to
complete the diet.
The Cost of High Quality
There is no doubt that a holistic
food and BARF diets are more expensive than a generic brand of
dog/cat food. Let's take into consideration what the nutrition
gives your pet over their lifetime.
First, your pet will generally have less medical problems -
which saves money.
Second, your pet has the potential to live longer with a higher
quality of life...
put a price tag on that?
PDF files for reference:
Handout on Switching over to BARF
Chart - How much to feed