By: Robert Mueller
If you were to ask 100 dog owners what they consider a healthy diet to be for their dog, you would get 100 different answers. No kidding. In my forty plus years in the dog feeding business I have asked this question hundreds, maybe thousands of times and each answer is a little bit different. The truth is, although nobody really knows the absolute 100% best way to feed a dog, there are some important things that I would like to bring to your attention.
You see, every manufacturer has their own agenda. Some are, unfortunately, in it just for the money. They create cheaper diets that match a cost level affordable to almost anyone. Others formulate their diets according to an ingredient and nutrient base that will, at best, just “support” life. Nothing else. Here at BARF World, we produce a diet that is nutritionally supportive for the reproduction, optimum health and longevity of all dogs rather than just the “basic” needs of life. And our mission is to return all pets to perfect health through a biologically appropriate raw diet that takes them through all life stages in optimum health. We are steadfast in our determination to succeed.
Of course I know not many companies ever talk about this stuff… their personal motivation and reasons for selling their products (especially if it is just monetary) and you can understand why. Just look at the variety of brands out there today and all the expensive advertising, commericals and general marketing hype. It’s all aimed right at you…the vulnerable consumer.
You are the one that actually decides the destiny of any pet food company. The survival of any brand depends on your purchases – the plunking down of your hard-earned cash for the best diet on the market for your pet.
Let’s get back to the criteria that we consider important for creating a life-long healthy pet food. Read through the list carefully. These are some of the important things that we consider here at BARF World when developing our diets.
- The diet must be biologically appropriate for the species
- The highest quality of ingredients are used
- All heat processing is eliminated
- No preservatives chemicals are added
- All protein sources are procured from USDA sources
- Each ingredient used is designed to provide a specific nutritional or biological function
- Diets are prepared according to the human standards established by USDA
- Unnecessary and allergy causing ingredients such as those found in dry pet foods and kibble, like corn, soy and wheat are never present in the BARF diet.
- There is a low carbohydrate content
- We are continually looking for ways to improve our diets without compromising the quality and efficiency of the diet.
If you are not feeding the BARF diet now, how does your food compare? You see, any manufacturer can throw together a diet or copy existing formulas and then make “claims” as to adequacy. I’m proud to say that BARF World has been a pioneer in the industry of commercial raw foods and I have personally been involved in selling raw food diets for over 40 years. We have a history of success and I hope you and your pet are part of it!
We welcome your suggestions and comments with regard to our products and service or anything else you want to mention (please send to firstname.lastname@example.org). I read and will try to answer all of them. Thank you in advance for sending them to us. And as I mentioned, you are the ones paying our salaries here and supporting our mission. We hope our efforts and products meet with your approval.
Until next week,
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. To receive more articles like these in your email inbox, click here to sign up for “The Intelligent Pet” weekly e-zine absolutely FREE!