why should you feeding your dog raw barfPerhaps you are already familiar with the Barf diet, which consists of feed your dog raw meat?
good for our dog to feed him raw.Why raw food is in line with the needs of our dogs.
The BARF diet is a diet that was developed by the
Australian veterinarian Ian Billinghurst. The name BARF means:
Bones And Raw Foods (or Biological Appropriate Raw Food). In French, we can translate it as "Raw Bone and Food", so more generally by "Raw meat food". This regime is composed of raw meat, fleshy bones, and supplements that are added
episodically and lightly: oils, yogurts, yeast from
beer, vegetables, fruits, eggs...
The BARF is based on several complementary findings:
- The dog is a carnivore. It presents a dentition and a system digestive adapted to the ingestion of meat, and to the digestion of proteins. The
cereal and starch-based foods, such as croquettes,
are unsuitable for the physiology of our dogs.
To be convinced of this, you only have to look at the dogs' stools. when they are fed croquettes, stools are generally more likely to be voluminous, softer (and therefore less firm), more fragrant, paler.
Meat-fed dogs have firm, small, non-odorous stools. They are the witness of better digestion by the dog.
There are no real studies proving the benefits of diet industrial. On the other hand, ethnologically speaking, without relying on the wolf, but rather on the wild dog, we know that the food meat represents the majority of dog food. in addition, industrial food is often made up of waste from meat, and it is difficult to know its exact content, as well as its form.
The benefits of switching to natural food (BARF) are only more to be demonstrated:
- An increase in gnawing time, thus implying better dental hygiene with the disappearance of tartar and bad breath.
- A general increase in chewing time and therefore in the feeding time, thus avoiding the dog's frustration and boredom and promoting its energy expenditure.
- A decrease in the amount of stool.
- Better digestion.
- A shinier coat, a softer and thicker coat,
smelling better and requiring less maintenance.
- Calmer and calmer behavior as the dog finds a diet food that suits him.
- A better overall resistance of the dog.
- The better general health of the dog.
Are bones dangerous for the dog?
This is a deformation due to poultry feeding, and
including chicken. Indeed, CUTS bones become brittle, brittle, sharp, and can hurt the dog. But this is only absolutely not true for CRUS bones. Indeed, raw bones are soft and cartilaginous, they do not create sketches and do present no danger to the dog. in addition, the presence of beef fleshy bones, for example, requires the dog to chew and thus promotes the elimination of tartar, and good oral hygiene.
If my dog tastes blood, will he become aggressive?
This is one of the most common misconceptions. However, it should be considered on this point: the croquettes did not appear in the current society only recently. For tens of thousands of years
, pet dogs were fed raw meat and leftovers they could find in the garbage, or with the carrion.
they found when they wandered around. but that never made them evil creatures or dangerous. The emergence of behavioral problems and of aggressions that we encounter in our current society is in no way a case related to this, but rather to a misunderstanding of the dog, and a no respect for their behavior and means of communication, as well as than a lack of activity. Natural feeding allows the dog to be calmer and more peaceful because she avoids frustration and he provides a longer dietary activity, and thus allows it to spend energy.
Am I at risk of misbalancing my dog's meals?
This is another rather tenacious preconceived notion.it is, in fact, a concept invented and promoted by distributors of industrial power supplies. It is impossible in nature to eat every day, at every meal, an equal and correct amount of all the necessary nutrients. Diet balance is not achieved at every meal, nor at the day by day. This is done over a longer period of time, one month or two. all you have to do is make an analogy with a human diet:
do you weigh the precise amount of food needed for your weight every day?
Make your plate by calculating the percentage of all the vitamins and nutrients you need?
The honest answer is no. And that's normal because a diet balanced is done over the long term and not with precise calculations in every ration every day. we are obviously talking about healthy humans without diseases involving a controlled diet, and the same is true for the dog.
How to feed your dog well at BARF?
For an adult dog Feeding an adult dog at BARF is very simple. The ingredients are easy to find, in local shops, or even in supermarkets. It is necessary to give between 2 and 4% of the dog's weight to each ration daily. This range allows you to adapt according to your dog, his activity, and his particular needs.
You can compose your rations and vary between the different elements that here we are:
Raw meat / Fleshy bones / Vegetables / Fruits / Eggs / Oil / Herbs and Algae The choice of meats is very wide: chicken, guinea fowl, beef, veal, lamb, chicken, duck, goose, turkey, game and fish (but only after 3 weeks of freezing).
Supplements of any kind (vegetables, oil, eggs, offal) are not to be given with each meal but 2 to 3 times a week maximum. As for the occasional addition of vegetables, this can be done with mixes (with Blender for example, so that the dogs can digest cellulose) made up of 50% green leafy vegetables (salad green, chard, celery stalks...) and 50% roots (carrots, beets, courgettes...). The dosage must be one tablespoon per 10 kilos of your dog's weight. You can give one tablespoon of oil (olive, rapeseed... NOT peanut) per 10 kilos of the dog's weight. Eggs can be added occasionally, by breaking 2 eggs or 3 and mixing the shell together with the vegetables for example.
Finally, offal can be given from time to time, only
when the dog is properly accustomed to its diet to
based on raw meat. They are rich in vitamins and can be given two or three times a week, no more.
The choice is vast: Chicken, turkey, duck, beef, veal hearts Ŕ livers beef, lamb... - kidneys Ŕ and green belly. It is important to think about
alternate between muscle offal and liver.
For a puppy
The puppy, like the adult dog, and a carnivore, and feeding at the Raw meat base are quite appropriate.
BARF provides good quality natural food, and
thus allows growing slowly, in order to leave the bones and ligaments time to consolidate, which is essential for good health the puppy's future.
The food we will provide to our puppy is exactly the same as the food we will provide.
same as for adult dogs. Only the proportions of meat per ration vary slightly: they must correspond to 5 or 6% of the weight of the puppy to allow it to grow well.