A biologically appropriate raw food (BARF) diet is much different from kibble and canned food diets. A BARF diet is completely raw and never exposed to any heat processing (cooking). For your dog this means that all the enzymes, vitamins, and micronutrients found in the whole food ingredients are kept as close to their natural state as possible. Also, the proteins in a BARF diet have not been denatured by heat processing as they are fed in a raw state.
As the guardians of our pets, it becomes our responsibility to make the right choice in feeding them a healthy, complete and balanced diet. Feeding your pet a biologically appropriate diet only makes good sense.
Here is a list of some of the benefits we have seen from feeding dogs a BARF diet:
1. Healthy, shiny and glowing coats.
2. Good strong teeth and fresher breath.
3. Older dogs displaying an increased amount of energy and a greater zest for life.
4. A strong, healthy immune system – the body’s best defense mechanism.
5. Healthy weight maintenance.
6. A lean, more defined body build and appearance.
7. A noticeable reduction in stool volume, and odor.
It is easy to see the reasons why a grain-based, heat processed diet simply does not gain favor over the long haul. The further we stray from feeding our pets a diet they are naturally designed to eat, the more health problems they are at risk of facing. Most of these problems can be prevented or reversed by taking the positive step of switching from a processed-food diet to a raw meat diet, such as the BARF Diet.
A biologically appropriate raw food diet just makes sense. It is Mother Nature’s first choice for our canines…and you can’t mess with Mother Nature because she knows what is best for her babies.
Robert Mueller, BSc, Pharm. is a registered pharmacist, author of “Living Enzymes: The World’s Best Kept Pet Food Secret”, and co-developer of BARF World’s BARF diets patties, nuggets and supplements – the first company to make the Biologically Appropriate Raw Foods (BARF) diet conveniently available to animals everywhere. He and his wife love to travel around the world with their dog, Moxie – a Yorkshire Terrier/Maltese mix. For more articles like these and to learn more about the benefits of raw food for your pets, sign up for “The Intelligent Pet” monthly e-zine at www.barfworld.com.