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BARF Blog: Raise Your Paw for Raw

The latest scoop on pet health and nutrition.

Nov 12, 2019

Is Variety Really That Important?

We have all been taught that meals for humans should include a balance of variety from all major food groups.  The same is true for pets, although the contents of their major food groups and preparation requirements are different.

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  • Robert Mueller
Nov 05, 2019

Is Your Cat Really A Wild Cat Inside?

If I asked any of my cat friends this question, I would no doubt get a resounding “YES!”. It’s not hard to imagine by watching the behavior of your favorite feline friend.

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  • Autumn Colunga "The Pet Yogi"
Oct 29, 2019

Should You Feed Your Puppy a Raw Diet?

You’ve found your ideal puppy; you’ve been looking for dog names, bedding and chew toys, and now you face the huge task of figuring out what food to feed him. We feel your pain. 

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  • John Woods
Oct 22, 2019

Dog Food Comparisons

In an article I read this morning about the ingredients in grain based, dry pet food made me think,  “why would anybody want to feed a product to their dog that contains so much unwanted waste from the human food chain”.  Understanding the sourcing of ingredients would make an interesting topic for 60 Minutes. 

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  • Robert Mueller
Oct 15, 2019

What do you Mean, “4D” Dog Food?

Every so often I am revisited by this question. Obviously pet owners are concerned with information about ingredient sourcing that cautions them on the use of “4D” ingredients. 4D stands for ingredients that have been sourced from Dead, Dying, Diseased, or Disabled animals.

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  • Robert Mueller
Oct 08, 2019

What's That In The Water?

Have you ever felt the bottom of your dog’s water container? If you have, you may have noticed there is a slimy residue build up. The scientific explanation of this is called, “biofilm”. It’s actually an organic bacteria. However, organic doesn’t always mean it’s good. How does it get there? Is it dangerous? And can it be prevented? Let us consider. 

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  • Autumn Boga - “The Pet Yogi”
Oct 01, 2019

Fasting Facts

Whether you are new to raw feeding or are ready to return, you may be wondering, “What is the best way to switch my dog over to Raw?”.  Here, at BARF® World, we recommend  Two options: Whichever option you choose, I encourage that you fast your pet before starting them on a Raw Diet.  

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  • Robert Mueller
Sep 24, 2019

Digestive Similarities

An article written by Dr. Ian Billinghurst in 2005, has an interesting point presented that involves the origin of canine evolution. He pointed out that evidence clearly exists which point to dogs evolving from the wolf.

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  • Robert Mueller
Sep 17, 2019

Digesting Cooked and Processed Foods

Veterinarians and scientists have told people for a century that an animal’s body produces vitamins and enzymes to compensate for those destroyed by cooking and processing. They conclude that it is healthy to eat cooked and processed food because the animal can produce a supply of pancreatic and stomach fluid to digest the food. They infer that vitamins and enzymes spontaneously appear. Just as money grows on trees.

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  • Robert Mueller
Sep 10, 2019

The Origin of Disease

We are industrially, environmentally, dietarily and medicinally poisoning ourselves and our pets into disease. Plenty of evidence exists to support that environmentally pollution is hazardous and creates volatile toxins. We are aware that deficiencies and volatile toxins can cause disease.

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  • Robert Mueller

What is BARF?

"BARF®" is our acronym that means Biologically Appropriate Raw Food. It is a complete and carefully balanced blend of raw meat, fruits, vegetables 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!