Introduction to BARF
Switch to using BARF and give your dog healthy and biologically appropriate food.
A BARF diet is not a science!
The general principle is:
70-80% meat (cartilage, bones, muscle meat, innards)
20-30% vegetables and fruit
There is no generally accepted introduction to BARF. If you look into the subject in more detail, you will soon notice that opinions diverge. For example, there are BARF users who feed their dog exclusively on meat. However, we are of the opinion that a healthy portion of fruit and vegetables simply must be included.
Feeding quantities per day of MEAT AND VEGETABLES
Adult dog: approximately 2-3% of your dog’s body weight
Puppies 2-6 months: approximately 4-6% of your dog’s body weight
*The values shown in the table are only guidelines. Not every dog is the same. For instance, an active dog uses up more energy than a couch potato. If your dog becomes too fat or too thin, you must change its food quantity accordingly! We generally recommend feeding your dog twice a day, and puppies even 3-4 times a day. For adult dogs you can also introduce a day’s fasting once a week. Don’t worry, it won’t starve.
Ready-prepared dog food and fresh meat IS THAT OK?
To begin with, we would like to say that feeding your dog exclusively meat is probably the healthiest and most wholesome diet you can give it. But it is also possible to feed your dog both ready-prepared dog food and meat.
The important thing is to feed your dog meat and ready-prepared dog food separately from one another, i.e. ready-prepared dog food in the morning and meat in the evening. Why? Ready-prepared dog food usually contains a lot of cereal, which takes a different time to digest compared to meat. If you were to feed your dog meat and ready-prepared dog food together, this can lead to bloating or other digestive problems.