Getting started with the BARF diet
If you are considering a BARF diet meal plan for your pets, there are some things that you should give some thought to before getting started, including:
Consult with your holistic veterinarian
Before making any changes to your pet’s diet, it is always a good idea to consult with your holistic veterinarian to ensure that a BARF diet is suitable for your pet’s individual needs and health status.
Do extra research
There is a lot of information available for a BARF diet for dogs or cats and it is important to do your research to ensure that you are providing your pet with a diet that is appropriate for them.
If you are transitioning your pet from commercial pet food to a cat or dog BARF diet, it is important to do so gradually to avoid upsetting its digestive system.
Store food properly
Raw meat and bones should be stored properly to avoid the risk of bacterial contamination, and it is important to follow safe food handling practices when preparing and serving the BARF diet to your pets.
Consider pre-made options
While preparing a BARF diet for dogs and cats from scratch can be time-consuming and effort-intensive, there are also pre-made options available, like our Bold by Nature raw diets, that you can consider as a BARF alternative if you don’t want to create the meals yourself.
Our raw recipes are designed to model the natural prey diet that cats and dogs would have eaten in the wild. They’re full of meats and fresh veggies that are made without added processes and are unproblematic to their digestive systems. Each raw recipe comes conveniently packaged in 3 lb boxes for cats and up to 24 lb boxes for dogs that you can keep frozen until your pet is ready to feast. These provide your pets with a nutritious, easy-to-feed option for pet owners looking to provide a healthy, flavourful cat or dog BARF diet.