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. BARF CombiMix can be used to achieve this goal.
BARF CombiMixBARF CombiMix, with solely pure natural ingredients, supplements the BARF diet with vitamins, minerals and trace elements. The 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 CombiMix. 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.