Is raw food safe for my dog?
Completely safe. Wild dogs do not have the luxury of having their meals prepared for them and eat a wide variety of foods including game, insects, bark, soil and birds — complete with their bones and feathers. Usually they'll gulp down whatever they can find and every meal is totally raw. Consequently, they outlast many animals on this diet. Wolves rely on their stamina and strength to survive and obtain a nutritious diet that is safe and illness free from purely raw food.
The BARF diet recreates this experience (without the insects, bark and bird bones...) using fresh raw meat, ground bones, vegetables and supplements for those extra needed vitamins and minerals.
Some dog owners wonder how vegetables fit into a wild dogs meal plan? After all, you don't often see a pack of wolves gathered around a carrot patch! Wild dogs consume vegetables, including herbs, from the gut of their prey. This vegetable matter is raw and partially digested. They've also been known to eat feces filled with vegetable matter, which comes from their prey's bowels.
Will your raw food really improve my dog's teeth and breath?
Absolutely. The bone marrow included in this diet naturally cleans a dog's teeth. Bone marrow is not found in most commercial dog foods. The bone and raw food diet also does not have any sugars, preservatives or fillers (sawdust, peanut shells, etc.) that can cause tooth decay and are often used in commercial foods.
Will it help with my dog's weight issues?
Yes, it will. There is no fat in this diet and no processed fillers. Being all natural and fresh, your dog's body will make use of the food instead of storing the indigestible matter as fat. Overweight dogs will naturally lose weight. Underweight animals will need to increase their intake slightly due to to the lack of processed ingredients.
Will it stop shedding/skin issues?
Most skin and shedding problems arise from yeast found in commercial dog foods. A raw diet will enhance a dog's skin and often bring shedding issues under control.
Where do your ingredients come from?
We source high quality ingredients grown or produced locally. Our meat comes from CFIA (Canadian Food Inspected Agency) suppliers. Supplements are provided by illet seeds.
Does a Bones And Raw Food diet really help with doggie behaviour?
Much like people, animals can be effected negatively by fillers and other low quality ingredients in their food and supplements. Dogs lacking in energy tend to have an increase in energy once they begin eating our specialized diet. Very high strung dogs tend to be calmer and better behaved as they are not reacting to the fillers found in commercial foods.
How much does it cost?
Please see our products page for our various diets and prices.
How do I store it?
The raw diet food should be stored in the freezer. It will last in a fridge for up to five days.
How much does a dog need to eat a day?
For every 10 pounds a dog weighs, he/she requires 1/4 of a pound of raw food a day. This would be increased for dogs in their optimal growth period and for pregnant or nursing mothers.
Why does my dog drink less on this diet?
Unlike commercial foods, our K9 Kitchen BARF diet includes raw, wholesome vegetables. Dogs get the natural waters from these veggies and thus need to intake less water.
Watch Behaviour Issues Disappear
Much like people, animals can be effected negatively by fillers and other low quality ingredients in their food and supplements. Once a dog starts in on our specialized Bones And Raw Food diet, those lacking in energy tend to have an increase in energy. Very high strung dogs tend to be calmer and better behaved as they are not reacting to the fillers found in commercial foods.
Give It A Try!
We feel it is essential that all dogs eat a Bones And Raw Food diet. We also recognize the importance of being willing to let your best friend try a new menu, unsure if there really will be any positive changes. Therefore, we provide a FREE sample package. We believe in the value of this diet so much and know that even a few day's worth of food will begin to bring beneficial changes to your beloved pet. Just try it and you be the judge.
Give Your Dog a Bone: The Practical Commonsense Way to Feed Dogs
By Ian Billinghurst (the dogfather of the raw food diet)