This is Diamond. A 13yr old American Staffi. Fed a Raw Food diet and full of joy and energy. She has a sensitive stomach and can only eat the BARF diet.
Biologically Appropriate Raw Food or Bones and Raw Food(BARF diet)
I have come across a number of dogs within our pet sitting services that are fed raw whole-food nutrition. I write briefly about the BARF diet sharing some of the advantages and disadvantages.
I am a great believer in the fact that given the right nutrition our bodies (human and animal) can prevent and heal itself from diseases such as cancer, kidney failure, heart diseases, diabetes etc.
The BARF diet was founded and written about by Dr Ian Billinghurst in 1993 with his first book “Give your dog a bone”. Billinghurst is an agronomist, nutritionist, veterinary surgeon and a Traditional Chinese medicine doctor. His experience with pet nutrition comes from his research within his own veterinary clinic.
What is the raw food diet?
The principle of the BARF diet is to feed dogs and cats the diet they evolved to eat, which is a raw diet, composed of meats and greens that are fresh, uncooked and wild.
What does a raw food diet typically consist of?
According to Dr Billinghurst. “When our pets face health problems such as obesity, arthritis, allergies, autoimmune disease, diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, kidney disease and so many more, including cancer, the first step on the path to health is to switch to the BARF diet. This is the drug-free solution to the many health problems our pets face”.
What is important to know about Raw Food Diet?
What are the potential risks that are discussed?
Veterinaryrecord.bmj.com (British veterinary Assoc)
FDA and CDC