Dog Barf Diet

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Preservatives, colourings and flavourings can be harmful in the human diet, and they can also be harmful to dogs. We should be just as careful about what we feed our pets as what we feed to ourselves. It makes sense that if we can be bothered to prepare our own food we should also prepare good food for our pets.

Many people believe that we should not feed our dogs manufactured and cooked food, and that we should only feed them raw meat and vegetables. The “BARF” diet is based on these principles. There are many other sites which explain the BARF diet further. BARF can be an acronym for a couple of different things: “Biologically appropriate raw food” or “Bones and raw food.

I have made up my own recipe for “barf burgers” which is below.

Substitute other vegetables and adjust the proportions to suit you and your dog. I found that vegetables in the cabbage family should be avoided if you like your house to smell nice!

My dog had not enjoyed raw vegetables before this, but I was surprised that she ate this and it agreed with her digestion.

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Ingredients:
2 or 3 carrots
1 zucchini
2 sticks celery
1.5kg meat, such as turkey, lamb or chicken
1 or 2 eggs including the shell

Method:
Mince or puree all ingredients together, and divide into meal size servings. Try using other vegetables, but I have read that onions and garlic are toxic to dogs in any but the smallest quantities.

We freeze meal size portions and defrost them as needed.

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~ by aadbro on January 5, 2007.

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