Elegance, Movement and Body
Bone and Raw Food Diet (BARF)
Just like the name implies, I feed a totally raw diet. The diet is based upon how canines are meant to eat.
I recommend purchasing and reading the books "Give Your Dog a Bone", "Grow Your Pups With Bones" and "The BARF Diet" by Dr. Ian Billinghurst; and "Dr. Pitcairns Guide to Natural Health for Dogs and Cats" by By Richard Pitcairn DVM PhD and Susan Hubble Pitcairn. Kayloma Collies uses ideas or recipes in these books for how the dogs are fed.
The dogs are basically fed a good meat and bone source, like a chicken back, for breakfast. And for dinner they are fed a small amount (1-2 Tablespoons) of pureed green vegetables, 1-2 Tablespoons of yogurt and 1-2 Tablespoons of Dr. Pitcairns meat mix supplement with a meat/bone source, again probably a chicken back. Kayloma Collies have been fed a raw diet for approximately 11 years. I started by making Dr. Pitcairns recipes in his books. It seemed like a lot of grain to me for an animal that is primarily a carnivore. I started researching other diets. I combined parts of Dr. Pitcairns diets with Dr. Billinghursts to come up with what I feed today. This diet I have been feeding for 6 years
All the meats are fed raw!!! Chicken bones do not splinter if fed raw, never cook the chicken bones and feed to your dogs.
Dr. Pitcairns healthy powder is added to both the meat mix and pureed vegies in the proportions used in the recipes in his book
If you would like to know more email Vicki at Kayloma@aol.com
|Bambi eating a chicken back, yes it's raw||This is the beginning of the pureed vegies|
|Backs cut up for dinner||Sophie's dinner!|
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