The short answer is: The best food that you can feed your pet.
BARF is an acronym for Biologically Appropriate Raw Food. It is a complete and carefully balanced blend of raw meat, fruits, vegetable and bone. Our formula mimics what nature has designed our pet's to thrive on in the wild. The result is a pet free of allergies, digestive problems and full of life!
If you’re new to the concept of feeding your pets a raw food diet, you’ve no doubt got some questions on why this stuff works, how to get started and what to expect once you’ve made the switch. We get that!
Below you can find some of the answers you’re looking for brought to you by the fun, animal-loving humans who make BARF World such an amazing company to work with.
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.
What we want for our dogs is a diet and an environment that maximizes health. That means a Biologically Appropriate Diet rather than a natural diet. This is my favorite use of the term BARF - Biologically Appropriate Raw Food.
The BARF DIET™ should not be referred to as being “Complete and Balanced” in any absolute sense. The best that can be said is that the BARF DIET™ is nutritionally sound and nutritionally adequate. This means - in addition to containing those nutrients which “must be present” in processed pet foods, the BARF DIET™ also contains many other essential nutrients. These are the nutrients found only in whole raw foods. Furthermore, all of these nutrients are present in their biologically available form. In other words, this is a diet that goes well beyond the standards laid down for modern processed pet foods.