BARF should be thawed at room temperature or in warm water. It must not be exposed to high temperatures or cooked. It must not be defrosted in a microwave. Heating destroys minerals and vitamins in raw meat. The most sensitive enzymes in raw food are destroyed already at 37 °C.

Once opened and defrosted BARF can be kept in the refrigerator for 24 hours. BARF that was defrosted, but not opened, can be refrozen, but this is not recommended due to the loss of nutrients.

When taken out of the fridge, BARF should be served only after it reaches room temperature.

Photo by GETI PhotoStudio.

 

NUMBER AND SIZE OF MEALS

It is recommended to feed an adult, healthy dog, once a day. However, if a dog is used to eat 2-3 times a day, you can freely continue feeding in the same way.

Puppies, pregnant and lactating female dogs, as well as dogs with health problems, should be fed several times a day.

Meal size depends on dog’s weight, activity and age. The recommended amount for feeding is 2-5% of dog’s body weight per day; for an adult, moderately active dog this is usually 2% of their body weight.

ADULT DOGS:

Masa psa

Dnevna potreba za hranom

Umjereno aktivan pas (2% tjelesne mase)

Aktivan pas

(5% tjelesne mase)

2 kg

40 g

100 g

5 kg

100 g

250 g

10 kg

200 g

500 g

20 kg

400 g

1000 g

30 kg

600 g

1500 g

40 kg

800 g

2000 g

50 kg

1000 g

2500 g

60 kg

1200 g

3000 g

 

Štenad:

Očekivana masa psa u odrasloj dobi

Dnevna potreba za hranom

(3% očekivane tjelesne mase)

2 kg

60g

5 kg

150g

10 kg

300g

20 kg

600g

30 kg

900g

40 kg

1200g

50 kg

1500g

60 kg

1 800g

 

Male pasmine pasa smatraju se odraslima kad navrše godinu dana, srednje pasmine u dobi od godine i pol, a velike pasmine pasa u dobi od dvije godine.
Ako je vaš pas mješanac i niste sigurni kolike će tjelesne mase pas biti u odrasloj dobi, dnevni obrok možete odrediti prema trenutačnoj masi i dobi šteneta.

 

Dob šteneta

Postotak od trenutačne tjelesne mase šteneta

2–4 mjeseca

10–8%

4–6 mjeseci

8–6%

6–8 mjeseci

6–4%

8–12 mjeseci

4–3%