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Figuratively and Literally, My Dog is a Chowhound! (off topic)

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Figuratively and Literally, My Dog is a Chowhound! (off topic)

Johnlw | Jul 3, 2002 07:43 AM

My dog Rival is now a chowhound indeed! I have put him on the BARF Diet. BARF, in this case, stands for either ‘bones and raw food’ or biologically acceptable raw food. It smells like hell. I get it from Dogs & Company in (where else) Columbia.

Here is what they say about it—
A natural raw diet has been shown in many cases to eliminate MANY dogfood-related problems such as:
Problems with anal glands
Skin problems
Allergy problems
Weight problems

You are not feeding your dog the artificial preservatives and colors contained in many dog foods.

The raw diet does not expand in the gut as dry kibble can.

Palatability is excellent.

There are no rancid or questionable fats.

Condition of dogs on a proper BARF (Bones and Raw Food) diet is amazing. Muscle mass, coat condition, energy levels, are all greatly improved on a raw diet.

Dogs on a BARF diet do not require veterinary dental care. The chicken bones and the larger knuckle bones clean the teeth and stimulate the gums naturally.


What I noticed first is that it eliminated the flatulence he had on regular dog food. He is fit, healthy, and strong and should stay that way.

My wife thinks I’m nuts, my son is on the fence about it. Rival likes the food, although he likes any food.

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