Feeding pets their evolutionary diet (their “Bones and Raw Food” or BARF diet) is an approach to pet feeding that is a radical departure from the type of science that underpins the development of grain based commercial pet foods. This modern movement, which champions the use of evolutionary diets is based on feeding pets whole, raw, natural foods including whole raw eating bones. This style of feeding and belief in this philosophy enjoys a worldwide following that grows in numbers daily.
The manufacturers of modern grain based processed pet foods tell us that it is difficult if not impossible for pet owners or even vets to feed modern pets. They claim that only the scientists they employ are capable of determining proper nutrition for our pets. Dr Ian Billinghurst, one of the founders and shareholders of BARF World, is one of the first proponents of the BARF diet and has authored several books on the subject of biologically appropriate diets and evolutionary nutrition. He advocates the BARF diet as the most effective means of achieving genuine health in pet animals. The incredible health seen in pets fed the BARF diet has created a pet foods revolution with breeders and pet owners worldwide. Our BARF patties and minces are formulated to be the closest possible diet to feeding in the wild and we humbly offer them to the pets of this world.
The BARF World organization was created with one simple aim in mind, to restore health to the pets of our world through evolutionary nutrition. Our BARF culture embodies the following values and all employees and associates of BARF World believe in and adhere to these principles. The “culture” of BARF World is the energy that we put out – it is our personality, our philosophy and our thoughts, it is what is driving us most of the time. But first and foremost the common theme in BARF World is our values and these values are what guide us day by day and bond us together.
BARF is about feeding dogs and cats properly. The aim of BARF is to maximize the health, longevity and reproductive capacity of pets and by so doing, minimize the need for veterinary intervention. How do you feed a dog properly? You feed it the diet that it evolved to eat. It’s evolutionary diet. A Biologically Appropriate Raw Food diet. A BARF diet. The BARF diet is simple in philosophy and construction. It looks at the diet of a wild or feral animal and mimics that type of feeding regime using available whole raw foodstuffs. The diet may be enhanced with various supplements. Once the principles are understood, anybody can do this.