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BARF

Raw meat: pork, beef, sheep, horse, moose, deer, goat, reindeer, chicken, turkey, salmon

bones & cartilage

sour dairy products & cooked eggs

Raw internal organs: heart, kidneys, lungs, liver

The following as grated: cucumber, apple, carrot, rutabaga, zucchini, lettuce

The following as mashed: banana, berries, (garlic)

BE CAREFUL WITH THE FOLLOWING:

Avocado, lemon, lime, orange, cherries, plum, apricot and tomato can be harmful for dogs!

If giving beetroot, spinach or rhubarb in the meal you should include something with calcium as these three absorb it.

DANGEROUS FOR DOGS:

chocolate - toxic
raisins - toxic
grapes - toxic
xylitol - toxic
alcohol - toxic
caffeine - toxic
eggplant - harmful
nightshade - harmful
onions - harmful
non-sour dairy products - harmful
sugar - harmful

Cooked bones are harmful as they can broke down into dangerously sharp pieces!

Big pieces of any raw root vegetables can be harmful as they can cause a block in intestines.

Fresh water fish are suitable only when cooked. Given as raw they can infect your dog with parasites.


Why feed your dog raw food ? The answer is very simple: it´s natural. When your dog is on BARF you know what it eats.

At the Toberoi kennel we have found BARF to be a simple and reliable way to keep our dogs healthy and in good physical fitness. That´s why we prefer BARF. The eldest of our dogs (Io, Tigr and Sui) have been fed with industrial food as puppies. From Tex onward BARF has been our choice and it has proven to be a success.

Regulating the diet of a dog on BARF is easy. When there is need for extra energy, i.e. during wintertime or heavy duty, you simply add extra fat to your dog´s meal.

If, on the other hand, your dog needs to loose weight, use low-fat meat and increase the vegetable -meat ratio for a while.

Paying attention is important when switching from industrial food to BARF. Never do this without advice from an expert. The transition needs to be gradual in order to give your dog´s digestion time to get accustomed to BARF. It is equally important that the size of bones and cartilage is appropriate for your dog in order to avoid complications such as choking.

It is easy to purchase food for a dog on BARF. For instance, you can get it at your local supermarket, a pet store or your butcher. If you wish to be economical favor domestic seasonal vegetables and lettuces over ready-made veggiemixes from your pet store.
When someone buys a puppy from us we instruct them on how to keep the puppy on BARF. We also encourage the new owners to contact us if unclearities arise to avoid possible mistakes. It is a good idea to keep in touch with the owners of your pups´ siblings. This is an easy way to keep track of the weight development of the litter and avoiding your puppy becoming obese. It is important to keep your puppy lean as it is healthier for the dog to be a bit too thin than a bit too fat.

The Toberoi line has been very healthy. Our puppies brought up on BARF haven´t shown signs of food allergies in adulthood as far as we know. Only two puppies until May 2014 have suffered from failure in growth. They are both BARF-fed dogs. Still it is our belief that BARF is not to be blaimed for failure in growth. We believe they are brought out by an unfortunate combination of heritage and environmental effects.