Racing greyhounds and sled dogs have eaten raw food diets for many years. In 1993, Australian veterinarian Ian Billinghurst, suggested extending those diets to family pets and called his feeding suggestions the BARF diet (Bones and Raw Food or Biologically Appropriate Raw Food). The idea was that adult dogs would thrive on a diet that was similar to one that canines ate before they became domesticated.
Some benefits you might see as your pet enjoys a raw diet include:
Raw Food Diets typically consist of:
A BARF (Biologically Appropriate Raw Foods) diet consists of a mix of not only meat and organs, but fruits, vegetables and supplements such as coconut oil.
The Prey Model Raw Diet (PMR) follows the belief that canines don't need fruits or vegetables. To perfect the nutritional combination, it is suggested that you provide:
We always recommend you speak to your pet professional before starting any raw pet food diet.
We have some helpful tips to get you started.