Home » BARF » Dogs And Cats Domestication Feeding
formats

Dogs And Cats Domestication Feeding

After 32 years of developing diets and raw food formulations for carnivores, I am amazed at the common misconception that just because dogs and cats are domesticated carnivores (raw meat eaters) we have also ”domesticated”  their nutritional needs as well as their nutritional requirements for peak performance and health.

Although selective breeding can alter body size, coat color and behavior of an animal, domestication and selective breeding has not altered the basic physiologic processes and nutritional requirements inherited from the wild genetic foundation of today’s domestic dog and cat.  The major producers of commercial dog and cat foods produce a combination or predominantly cereal and low grade meat by-products that will grow and maintain a dog or cat if fed enough.  With proper vitamin and mineral supplementation these diets are adequate for the dogs and cats owned by 85% of the general public. The fact that they will grow and survive on these commercial foods is only a tribute to their ability to digest a wide variety of materials.

For the remaining 15% of pet owners that expect peak performance and top body condition in our pets and working animals and want to feed them absolutely the finest diet possible as foundation for a preventative health program, good is just not good enough. Domestic dogs and cats are carnivores and must be fed a carnivores diet (raw meat) to gain the total expected benefits and rewards for longevity and good health. I have witnessed 32 years of domesticated carnivores gaining the true advantage of eating a biologically appropriate diet ( The BARF DIET).

posted by Rob Mueller

Technorati Tags: , , , , ,


 

Related posts:

  1. Coprophagy – Why Do Dogs Eat Feces?
  2. Dogs Committed To Nutritional Excellence
  3. True Cost Of Raising Dogs
  4. Enzymes for Dogs
  5. Dogs and Life and Eating Choices (Raw Barf Diet)
 
 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Reddit Share on LinkedIn
4 Comments  comments 

4 Responses

  1. [...] Rob Mueller wrote an interesting post today on Dogs And Cats Domestication FeedingHere’s a quick excerptFor the remaining 15% of pet owners that expect peak performance and top body condition in our pets and working animals and want to feed them absolutely the finest diet possible as foundation for a preventative health program, … [...]

  2. Michelle Ros

    Guys & Ladies,

    We need specific information pertaining to CATS. If it is in here I can not find it. Thank you for answering my last inquiry. M Ross

  3. I would ask what specific information would you like to receive? The requirements for feeding cats are different than for dogs but they both can do well on the raw meat formulations. I would be happy to answer any specific question you would have.
    Thanks\Rob Mueller BARF World

  4. I feed my dogs the barf diet but i also have cats iwould like to feed my cats on the barf diet but i need some pointers as to where to start what foods do they need is there a book i can purchase regarding feeding cats on the barf diet many thanks sue webb

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>