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BARF - Biologically appropriate raw food

Bristol raw k9 foods are pleased to announce that we will be stocking ' SMARTBARF ' which contains seeds, nuts, hedgerow berries, vegetables, leafy greens, etc and is a great addition to your dogs raw meat ,offal and bone diet .You can find smartbarf on our raw products page.

To recreate a comparable meal in the kitchen, we need some meat, bones and offal plus whatever the prey might have eaten (seeds, nuts, hedgerow berries, vegetables, leafy greens, etc). It is important that the vegetables are broken down similar to that found in prey ie blitzed in a blender until finely chopped and, to breakdown the cellulose walls of the plants still further, either lightly steamed or frozen and defrosted.

Barf diet – why people do it
  • Do you want to mentally stimulate your dog and satisfy its basic needs?
  • Do you want your dog to have cleaner teeth and healthier gums?
  • Does your dog suffer from allergies, itchy ears or runny eyes?
  • Does your dog have any diabetes-like symptoms

We all want the best for our family and ourselves so we make sure we eat properly – no junk, low salt, avoid E numbers. This then leads many dog owners to question the low quality indigestible ingredients being used in dry dog foods and to, instead, feed their dogs on a raw food diet of known ingredients. This type of diet, if you are unfamiliar with it, is called “Barf” and it means you are feeding your dog as nature intended.

When animals do not eat a species appropriate diet, their health is compromised. If you were to eat the same over-processed over-cooked food for every meal every day for the rest of your life, what would your health be like? Would you thrive? Most pets fed like this won’t suffer right away, just as you wouldn’t. However, as time goes on, signs and symptoms will begin to show themselves. It may be minor to begin with – some dry flaky skin or persistent diarrhoea that medicine doesn’t resolve but which can be dealt with by a new diet.

In a survey of over 1700 raw feeders, 92% said their pet was either completely healed of an existing health condition or had improved. In addition, 88% said that no dental care was required and 81% said that their dog’s anal glands didn’t need expressing.

Many people watch their dog deteriorate on commercial foods simply because they don’t know that there is an alternative. When dogs are switched to bones and raw foods, health problems either disappear or improve. By making this simple and natural change you will see a profound difference to your dog and discover the benefits of what so many other dog owners around the world already appreciate.