BARF and frozen food for dogs in the Maxi Zoo online shop
BARF - Fresh meat for dogs
Wolves, the ancestors of our dogs, never eat canned or dry food. In nature, they eat whole animals and carcasses, directly and unprocessed. Supporters of the BARF method follow this principle: only fresh food ends up in your dog’s bowl.
Untreated raw diet as a nutritional philosophy
The abbreviation BARF stands for “Biologically Appropriate Raw Food” and was influenced by the Australian veterinary physician Ian Billinghurst in the 1990s. The BARF method was developed for the natural diet of meat-eating pets, primarily for dogs and cats. The motive for many dog owners is, on the one hand, the desire to prevent diseases of civilisation in animals such as obesity, food intolerances and allergies as much as possible – even if these cannot be excluded in the BARF method. On the other hand, the use of additives for finished products such as wet and dry food is seen critically.
By feeding untreated raw components, the dog is guaranteed the most natural possible supply of food. Fresh or frozen meat, bones, offal and possibly fish are put together in portions and enriched with vegetables or cereals. This feed mixture is introduced to the dog without further processing. Feeding under the BARF method requires extensive knowledge of nutritional physiology and food science on the dog owner’s part. Please read up on the topic well and ask the veterinarian or better nutrition specialist to create an individual BARF plan for you before you make the changeover for your dog. This prevents malnutrition or oversupply with individual ingredients. BARF meets the dog’s need for chewing in particular. The composition of individual feed components can be regulated as needed.
BARF - Frozen food
BARF as raw feed is becoming more wide-spread. Compared to conventional dog food, BARF is somewhat more costly and labour-intensive. In the Maxi Zoo online shop, you get a large selection of complete meals, usually in the form of BARF frozen food. For your own composition of the BARF food rations, meat and intestinal products such as tripe are available as frozen and canned goods. Vegetable pulp and flakes as well as special edible oils facilitate preparation. You can add supplements in powder or tablet form to cover your dog’s vitamin and mineral needs. The practical BARF complete menus are available in numerous flavour variants and combinations of meat types and vegetable additives. That’s how variety gets into the dog bowl. Pay particular attention to hygiene when working with BARF: handling raw meat, proper storage and cleaning of the bowls requires great care to prevent salmonella and other bacteria. In the Maxi Zoo online shop, discover a wide range of BARF frozen food from renowned manufacturers such as PETBALANCE and more.