BARF is an abbreviation for “Bones And Raw Food” or “Biologically Appropriate Raw Food”. This term is used when one composes a fresh raw diet for the dog to reproduce the eating pattern of the wild dog. The wild dog is primarily a meat eater, a carnivore. At first he eats the pre-digested content of the digestive system of its prey, then the organs and finally the muscular tissue (meat). They eat soil (trace elements) and faeces, to take in EFA, B-vitamins, probiotics, fibres and proteins.
There are dog owners who compose the BARF diet with raw meat and bones. This ration is therefore not complete. It is wise to supplement such a diet to approximate the eating pattern of the wild dog. Nice that BARF KombiMix can be used to achieve this goal.
Definitetly BARF KombiMix, with solely pure natural ingredients, supplements the BARF diet with vitamins, minerals and trace elements.
It is important that BARF diet contains usually: 60 % raw meat, 15 % ground vegetarian material, 10 % organs, 5 % fruit.
10 % remains needing supplementation of vitamins, minerals and trace elements, this can be achieved with BARF KombiMix. This will give the BARF menu a natural “finishing touch”.
Note: Whilst the effects of BARF feeding are mostly positive and show good results. It is scientifically proven that there are possible risks associated with feeding raw food;
➤ Raw meat can be contaminated with bacteria such as Salmonella and Campylobacter which can cause serious intestinal problems (therefore it is inadvisable to feed raw food to puppies or when a dog or member of the household has a weakened immune system)
➤ Bones have a risk of sharp edges piercing the stomach or intestinal wall, with nasty consequences.
Tip: If you feed raw food it is advisable to seriously consider the composition and preferably let an expert verify your dog or cat’s diet is ‘complete’ – that is contains all the protein, fat, carbohydrate, vitamins and minerals in the right amount to meet its nutritional needs.