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Importance of pH Levels

There are various reasons as to why someone switches over to raw. One of these being that it helps balance the pH levels. Now you may be thinking, why is this important and how is this measured? There are various health concerns that can potentially arise if your pets pH is unbalanced for an extended period of time. 

Isabelle Manley · January 16, 2024

Importance of pH Levels

 

There are various reasons as to why someone switches over to raw. One of these being that it helps balance the pH levels. Now you may be thinking, why is this important and how is this measured? There are various health concerns that can potentially arise if your pets pH is unbalanced for an extended period of time. 

pH Range

The pH scale ranges from 0 to 14. One the lower end being more acidic, and the higher end being more alkaline, which is why the suggested level should remain at around 7. If a dog's pH balance is off, it can cause a range of health concerns such as kidney disease. This is typically caused by cooked and processed foods that put a strain on their organs.

 

If you are concerned that your pets pH levels may be off, you've come to the right place! All of our diets are grain and filler free and will help keep your pets pH levels right where they need to be. All of our diets are 100% raw, meaning that there was no heat involved in the process to make our diets. 

Detox Process

Feeding a raw diet will help specifically by putting less of a strain on their pancreas and kidneys and help them feel more comfortable. You may notice at first during the transition process that they may have runny stool, but that will clear up as their body detoxes from their previous diet. 

 

Since the skin is the largest organ on the body, you may notice that your fur baby is detoxing through their skin. This is a normal part of the detox process and within the first 90 days you will notice a complete transition with your pet. 

Feeding a Fresh Raw Diet

Most customers notice that their pets have firmer and smaller stools once transitioning over to a raw food diet. This is a good sign and means that their body is digesting all of the proper nutrients from the diet and only discarding what was unnecessary which is why in some instances their stool may even be slightly ashy. 

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Isabelle Manley

Isabelle Manley

Isabelle started with the BARF World® team in the summer of 2020. She is a Junior at GCU in Phoenix, Arizona. She is our newest Raw Pet Food Specialist. Isabelle assists in product research, marketing ads and ongoing marketing projects. She enjoys music and hanging out with her friends. She has 6 siblings, 2 half siblings, a cat named Poppy, and a dog named Jax, who are Brand Ambassadors for BARF® World.

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What is BARF?

“BARF®” is our acronym which means “Biologically Appropriate Raw Food.” All of our diets are Complete and carefully Balanced; a proprietary blend of muscle meat, organs, bone-connector tissue, finely ground bone, fruits, veggies, vitamins and minerals. It’s the diet nature intended for our pets to not just survive but thrive.