Tuesday, February 24, 2009

BARF New Fad or the Real Deal?


If you own a dog or have been to a pet store you have probably heard of BARF which is short for Biologically Appropriate Raw Food or Bones And Raw Food. You hear alot of people rave about BARF and it seems like its the new craze with dog owners, but is it really that good? Well as far as i can tell it is. But my vet told me you cant beat the diet of dry food? yep that is true but BARF is the next closet thing to a good dry food for dogs but it has a wider combination of ingredients and a lot of dogs seem to prefer the taste and the variety in flavours. If someone was to ask me the diet i would recommend to there dog i would say a good dry food like Hills Science Diet, Eukanuba or Royal Canin and BARF.

So what is BARF meant to do for my dog? It is meant to help your dogs skin and coat, keep there teeth clean and breath smelling good, help arthritis and boost energy levels, build up there immune system, keep your dogs body mass correct, reduce odour and help prevent diseases. The first improvement you will most likely notice is your dogs skin and coat being in better condition, usually within 2 weeks you should notice a difference.

BARF comes in 6 different flavours for dogs which are Chicken, Lamb, Beef, Pork, Kangaroo and Combination. The most popular flavours we find are Combination and Chicken BARF. The least popular by far is the Kangaroo, we even stopped stocking this flavour at our pet stores. The packet sizes are 2.72 kgs and that gives you 12 patties in a box. For every 5 kgs your dog weighs you will give them 1 pattie, so if your dog weighs 20 kgs they will get fed 4 patties in a day.

How does BARF compare in price to the dry dog foods? The average price of a good dry dog food is about $25.00 for 2 kgs so you pay $12.50 per kg of good dry food, but BARF is about $20.00 for 2.72 kgs so you pay $7.35 per kg of BARF. So BARF wins in the price category.

The only way to tell for sure if BARF is right for your dog is to pop down to your local pet shop and try some out. That way you can judge what you think of it for yourself. For more information on BARF you can visit http://www.barfaustralia.com/ .

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

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