Why Shorten the Digestion Time?

One wouldn't think that shortening the time of digestion would have such an important affect on the result of nutrient utilization, but it does.

Robert Mueller · December 27, 2018

One wouldn't think that shortening the time of digestion would have such an important affect on the result of nutrient utilization, but it does. Gas is the ultimate result of improper digestion. We receive numerous calls from customers that complain about their dogs passing of noxious gas. This is a result of improper digestion of inferior ingredients. These ingredients are hard to breakdown and pass through the body quickly. 

Cooked ingredients tend to get hung up in the digestive tract longer which allows for more toxins to be released. Grain-based diets that take 12 to 15 hours to assimilate compared to the shorter 8-hour time frame for meat based raw diets. This is a significant advantage to eliminate gas build-up in the gut. 

The frequency of bloating is seldom a problem with raw fed dogs and becomes a real importance in consideration of feeding larger breed dogs. The volume of food necessary to properly provide the right amount of nutrition to these large breeds may lead to:

  • Toxin development
  • Bloating
  • GI problems

You can prevent these issues by feeding the BARF Diet®. 

Raw Food Tip:

"One of the first changes you will notice when you start feeding the BARF Diet® is a reduction in stomach upset and diarrhea, as well as smaller, firmer stool. When those chronic poop problems suddenly disappear or improve dramatically, you will no longer need constant vet visits, antibiotics, and carpet cleanings. Our natural, healthy, raw diet will supply your pet with all the nutrients that other diets are missing. Our BARF® dogs get compliments all the time about their beautiful, healthy trim bodies, and your dog will too!" 

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Robert Mueller

Robert Mueller

Robert Mueller, BSc, Pharm. is a registered pharmacist, author of “Living Enzymes: The World’s Best Kept Pet Food Secret”, and co-developer of BARF World’s BARF Diets® patties, nuggets and supplements – the first company to make the Biologically Appropriate Raw Foods (BARF®) diet conveniently available to animals everywhere. To receive more articles like these in your email inbox,click here to sign up for “The Intelligent Pet” weekly e-zine absolutely FREE!

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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!

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