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Why the BARF diet is Puuurfect for your Cat

Cats require a raw meat diet just as much as dogs. Learn how the BARF World diet can benefit your cat!

Stephanie Minturn · September 04, 2018

There has been a lot of buzz about raw feeding for dogs, but what about our feline friends? The truth is, they require a raw meat diet just as much as dogs. Cats are obligate carnivores. They are accustomed to chasing and eating small prey such as rodents, reptiles, amphibians, birds, insects, and small fish. Think about it, can you imagine a cougar eating a bowl of kibble? No way! By feeding raw, you are providing your cat with a diet which closely mimics that of mother nature. I say closely mimic because in the wild, even smaller cats eat their entire prey...feathers, bones, glands, organs, blood...all of it. As much as we would like to impersonate mother nature, it would alittle be odd for BARF World to mail you a frozen chipmunk, so we take a step forward and simply take out the grunt work for your cat! 

Currently, at BARF World, we are developing a feline diet so revolutionary that your pets won't be able to turn it down! With the help of Dr. Richard Patton and the experience of Robert Mueller Sr, BARF is releasing a diet rich in quality proteins, fruits, vegetable, bone and other vitamins and minerals necessary for the health of your pet. Does that mean that your cat can't enjoy all the benefits of a raw meat diet now? Absolutely not! What many people don't know is that the original BARF World diet is also a complete and balanced diet for cats! In fact, we are only changing the recipe slightly. The new diet will entail proteins which are specifically delectable to cats, offer more convenient packaging and some special added nutrients to help your cat feel his very best. There has never been a better time to switch to raw! BARF is already a complete diet and with frozen patties, nuggets and freeze-dried nuggets, you have plenty of options. 

What makes BARF so great for cats? First, the essential amino acid, taurine is plentiful in the BARF World diet. Taurine is derived from animal-based proteins which is the base of the BARF diet. It is essential for healthy digestion, vision and cardiac function. It is also critical for reproduction and an optimum immune system. Cats have the ability to produce taurine naturally but in such scanty amounts that it is necessary to receive it in the diet. 

If your cat is on a grain based diet, one mineral your cat may be deficient in is calcium. Early signs of a calcium deficiency can include restlessness, stiffness, weakness, irritability, muscle tremors and hypersensitivity to touch and sound. These signs can signify that there is a problem looming. The ground bone in the BARF diet provides all of the necessary calcium your cat needs. Calcium is involved in many bodily processes such as blood clotting, nervous and muscle system functioning, as well as hormonal functioning and metabolizing Vitamin D. Without bone, the raw meat diet simply isn't complete. 

The benefits of the BARF diet for cats is similar to the benefits for dogs. This is what you can expect to see in your cat... 
  • Healthy Teeth & Breath
  • Elimination or Reduction in Allergies and Skin Conditions
  • Soft and Shiny Coat
  • Optimum Immune System
  • Enhanced Digestion & Absorption of Nutrients
  • Reduced Stool Volume & Odor
  • Reduction in Degenerative Disease
  • Healthy, Lean Body Mass
  • Increased energy and Overall Mood

If you would like to learn more about the BARF World diet for cats, please call us at 1-866-282-2273 to talk to our Raw Food Specialists or visit BARF World by clicking here



Stephanie Minturn

Stephanie Minturn

Stephanie is a Registered Nurse and proud mother of 4 who has always loved animals and the purity and beauty they bring into the world. She enjoys researching current trends and evidence-based practice in the pet industry and relating it to the healthcare industry for humans. She has passion in discovering new-found knowledge with other pet owners like herself.


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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.