Frequently Asked Questions
Deciding to change your pet's diet is not an easy decision to come to. There are a lot of questions that pet owners commonly ask us. We've done our best to gather the knowledge and information you need to decide the best path for you and your pte.
We understand that our pets are our family and it's important that we feed them a proper diet. Unfortunately, our pets aren't health conscious and will commonly eat what we put in front of them (or even what they dig out of the garbage!) So, it's up to the owner to ensure they're fed a healthy, well balanced diet.
Please refer to the FAQ listed below in the hopes of understanding the benefits of B.A.R.F., pet nutrition, who we are, our product and our policies. If you still have questions after consulting this page, please don't hesitate to reach out to us on the contact us page.
"Raw: Fine. Just be careful with small bones like those found in pork chops from the supermarket. Raw chicken bones are perfectly fine as well.
Cooked: Not safe! Cooked bones will splinter, not break like raw bones do. When a cooked bone splinters, it can easily scratch your dog's throat or lead to choking.
It's is always best to supervise dogs when he's eating bones.
It is a diet that mimics the diet of wild canine. Dogs are not meant to eat corn, wheat or soy. And the meat "by-products" that are often found in 'off-the-shelf' pet food brands just don't provide the nutrients that dogs need. And what's worse is these addatives and synthetic preservatives are often the source of many of our furry friends' allergies.
- Bone Dust
- Carrot Chips
- Golji Berries
- Hemp Seed
- Chia Seed
- Shredded Coconut
- Green Lipped Muscle
- and more..
But seriously, similar to quitting smoking, there's no better time than the present. Nature and biology are truly astounding in their ability to regenerate and switching from kibbles to B.A.R.F. sooner allows your pet to have more time to regenerate from the effects caused by kibbles and help restore their natural balance.
Truth: Cold turkey is the best way to go.
The pH balance of your pet's stomach has had the pH balance raised considerably from a kibbles diet causing their gastric juices to be rather neutral pH6-7. However, a raw fed dog's stomach is extremely acidic as it is designed to be in order to consume raw meat and bones. Mixing these two very different food sources is a recipe for an upset stomach and irregular bowel movements.
Going cold turkey, and starting on pure raw allows the pet's digestive system to reboot and balance itself. With pets who are new to raw, we typically recommend starting with the Basic bento as it contains only chicken and turkey and is easier on your pet's stomach.