BARF Building Blocks:
While there’s no systematic of scientific way to completely emulate a dog or cat’s evolutionary diet, the BARF approach recreates the diet as close as possible to foods that are close to the root. For instance, for cats, the BARF diet relies on the whole fresh raw food of a small mammal or bird. For dogs, this raw meat diet depends on that same carcass along with the carcass stripped of most of the flesh, plus whole raw foods of both animal and plants. After all, dogs are omnivores, they’re hunters, and scavengers.
BARF is comprised of simple foods such as muscle meat, bone, fat, organ meat, vegetable materials, and a few simple supplements such as oil, yogurt, kelp, and vitamins. This raw food diet relies on whole raw foods. These raw foods in turn create a healthy diet for your dog or cat as opposed to processed foods which are full of additives and preservatives. For instance, in the BARF diet, the use of raw meaty bones provide the ability to supply pet’s calcium and phosphorus requirements.
Another hallmark to the building block of the BARF diet is water. Dogs and cats are designed to get most of their water in food. Since dry food products are essentially that – dry – as a result, your pet is dehydrated. The BARF diet has water as an integral part of the diet.
The raw meat diet, while it consists of simple food drenched with water, is just that – raw meaty bones. They’re a central component of the BARF diet and nutritionally, they supply most of your pet’s energy requirements such as water, protein, fat, minerals, and vitamins. Plus, antioxidants and anti-aging nutrients combine to make this raw food diet essential for your pet’s health including a strong immune system and healthy mouth, teeth, and gums.
Plus, protein in the BARF diet is superior to protein in modern processed pet foods. First of all, it’s not heat damaged. It’s easily digestive and is not made of animal products or grains. While the protein in raw meaty bones is paramount to this raw meat diet, it actively promotes good health. Other sources of high quality protein aside from raw meaty bones include eggs, fish, and cottage cheese.
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