VON BARF STARTER
VON BARF STARTER is formulated for BARF “beginners“ so that they could adapt to raw food. This formula is intended for dogs of all ages and breeds in the first few weeks (2-4 weeks) of switching to a BARF diet.
The ingredients in VON BARF STARTER are slightly different that the ones in VON BARF CLASSIC. The content of ground bone is reduced to prevent hard stool. This formula does not contain garlic, since garlic can cause nausea and vomiting in dogs with internal parasites. Therefore, it is highly recommended to deworm your dog before switching to a BARF diet.
- Ground beef bone and cartilage
- Seasonal vegetables and fruits
- Beef heart
- Beef liver
- Sweet red pepper
Beef is purchased from the best meat suppliers. Meat undergoes regular veterinary inspection and is classified as “human grade“.
Liver – a rich source of vitamin A, essential fatty acids, folic acid, vitamin B complex, especially vitamin B 12, iron.
BONES AND CARTILAGE
BONES are the best source of minerals for dogs. When bones are the source of minerals, there is no fear of an unfavourable ratio of calcium and phosphorus, because the body will absorb the minerals it needs, and the rest will be excreted in the stool.
Except as a source of minerals for dogs, bones are also important in achieving an optimal stool consistency, which supports the natural emptying of anal glands.
Ground cartilage is a rich natural source of substances important for good joint health (glucosamine, chondroitin).
Glucosamine is a proteoglycan (glucose + amino acid glutamine), which is highly concentrated in connective tissue. It is needed for the synthesis of larger molecules that keep joints healthy, i.e. well lubricated and mobile. It is important in the treatment and prevention of joint injuries, osteoarthritis and other degenerative joint changes.
Chondroitin is a complex carbohydrate found in human and animal connective tissue. It keeps the cartilage healthy by binding water molecules (the creation of synovial fluid that feeds and lubricates joint cartilage and ligaments), blocking enzymes that break down cartilage and encouraging chondrocytes (cartilage cells) to synthesize collagen and proteoglycan.
Vegetables and fruits as the source of beta-carotene/vitamin A, iron and crude fibre.
Sweet red pepper is an excellent source of vitamin C. Although dogs can synthesize vitamin C, under stressful conditions it is also important to absorb it from food.
No preservatives, artificial colours, flavour enhancers, pesticides and other additives commonly found in dog food.
NO CEREAL AND WHEAT
It is simple and safe to feed VON BARF STARTER to your dog. The amount of food needed for one meal should be thawed and served at room temperature. This food should not be exposed to high temperatures, cooked or heated in the microwave.
Once defrosted BARF can be kept in the refrigerator for 24 hours. When taken out of the fridge, meal should be served only after it reaches room temperature.
NUMBER AND SIZE OF MEALS
It is recommended to feed an adult, healthy dog once a day. If a dog is used to eat several times a day, you can freely continue feeding in the same way. 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 dog this is usually 2% of their body weight.
It is recommended to weigh the dog before switching to BARF, and 2 to 3 weeks after. Depending on what you want to achieve (maintain the same weight, weight loss, weight increase), adjust serving size accordingly.
|Average Nutritional Values||100 grams|
|Energy||757 kJ /181 kcal|