Raw Food For Pets
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could give our pets their most perfect diet? Would you believe me if I told you that such a diet does actually exist and it can be delivered right to your door? I feed all three of my golden retrievers and my three rescued cats the Barf Diet. BARF stands for Biologically Appropriate Raw Food. My oldest golden, Journey, is 13 years old and just received a clean bill of health from our veterinarian. Many times she can actually keep up with my 2 year old golden, River, while playing in our backyard. I highly recommend a raw food diet for all dogs and cats. I have seen firsthand what the benefits can be. Further information is below and here.
Dr. Billinghurst's BARF Diet™
Biologically Appropriate Raw Foods
BARF is about feeding dogs and cats properly. The aim of BARF is to maximize the health, longevity and reproductive capacity of pets and by so doing, minimize the need for veterinary intervention. How do you feed a dog properly? You feed it the diet that it is evolved to eat. It’s an evolutionary diet. A Biologically Appropriate Raw Food diet. A BARF diet. The BARF diet is simple in philosophy and construction. It looks at the diet of a wild or feral animal and mimics that type of feeding regime using available whole raw foodstuffs. The diet may be enhanced with various supplements. Once the principles are understood, anybody can do this. No great education is required.
In the case of the cat, which is an obligate carnivore and a hunter, the biologically appropriate diet is based largely upon animal derived foods. Basically, whatever nutrition can be derived from a whole fresh raw carcass – in its entirety – constitutes a biologically appropriate diet. In the case of the dog which is an omnivore, a hunter and a scavenger, the diet can be based on a wider range of whole raw foods of both animal and plant origin. Both species rely on bones as a major part of their diet for a variety of reasons including teeth cleaning and the myriad of benefits which flow from that together with the nutritional attributes of bones and their their psychological benefits.
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