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Comparing the BARF raw dog food diet with traditional feeding methods.

BARF is an acronym meaning Bones And Raw Food

As a dog owner you have many different choices of what to feed your dog. Most people of course, will simply run to the grocery store and grab a bag of kibble and call it good. It's pretty obvious why most dog owners prefer this method. It's by far the most convenient when compared to buying and preparing your own BARF raw dog food.

By law, at least 90% of the total weight of commercial dog food must be comprised of protein and or meat from animals, poultry or fish. However, what most people don't know is that due to the cooking process many of the nutrients in commercial dog food are lost. Granted the manufacturers will often supplement the food by "fortifying" it, but really this is just a weak attempt to replace the nutrients that have been cooked out. By comparison the BARF raw dog food diet keeps 100% of the foods nutrients.

Also, a great number of commercial dog foods contain grains such as wheat, corn, or soy. Not only are these ingredients not nutritionally good for your dog, but in some cases your dog may even have allergic reactions to them. Plus, many manufacturers will include artificial sweeteners, taste enhancers, lubricants and even something called Propylene Glycol. Of course the BARF raw dog food diet will contain none of these ingredients.

One of the best alternatives to a commercial diet is of course the BARF raw dog food diet. Dogs are built to digest raw foods. It's the way they eat in the wild. Their systems are designed to digest raw food.

Putting a dog on the BARF raw dog food diet will, however, take a little more time and effort than just heading off the grocery store. It will take some preparation and planning. Each meal in the BARF raw dog food diet is designed to be served completely raw and as such needs to be prepared individually.

There are also going to be storage issues. If you don't have a large amount of freezer space it will mean more trips to the store. Many dog owners have found the BARF raw dog food diet beneficial enough for their dog to make the time and take the effort to buy and prepare raw food.

So, in conclusion, BARF raw dog food will take some time and effort but in the long run, the benefits will greatly out weigh the drawbacks.


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