The BARF Diet or raw food diet
The BARF diet or raw food diet is an acronym which also stands for Bones and Raw Food for dogs is a highly recommended German shepherd raw food diet specific to this breed. Many people highly believe in the benefits of feeding a dog the Barf or raw food diet. After all, the canine pack animals in the wild did not have the privileges of a home-cooked meal or prepared dog foods. They ate a strict raw food diet. What was available was small prey for meat along with fruits and vegetation. As with any other food plan, there can be some pros and cons to the Barf raw food diet.The diet can provide your puppy or adult dog with a healthier, shinier coat of fur, less skin conditions, more energy, brighter eyes, clean teeth and gums that is provided through the bone-chewing process, rare issues with allergies and joint proble
Other benefits that you may notice in a natural Barf raw food diet includes better digestion since these foods pass through the system much easier, fresher breath and an improved disposition in your dog. Dogs that are fed the Barf raw food diet rarely face obesity issues because of the natural foods with no added grains. It is also lower in carbohydrates with no chemicals, sweeteners, additives or preservatives. Some of the cons to be aware of involves contaminates, bacteria, salmonella and E. coli. Raw meats must be extremely fresh when giving it to your dog. You should also monitor your dog when being fed a raw food diet or given bones to avoid choking and airway obstructions which can also lead to bowel and intestinal problems. This is especially true with large dogs that seem to “bite off more than they can chew,” swallowing large portions that are harmful for the pet. In some dogs, the Barf raw food diet can lead gastrointestinal inflammation and diarrhea. It can also be a more expensive way to go. It is important to have healthy German shepherd food for your dog or puppy whether a raw food diet or dry.
The best you can do is try it to see how your dog can handle this raw food diet since all their ancestors have survived well on it for years. The benefits far outweigh the cons of the diet. Components of the Barf diet includes fresh raw ground beef, muscle meats that are usually still on the bone, liver, kidneys and other organ meats, bones that are both fresh or ground, apples and other fresh fruits, vegetables like spinach, celery and broccoli, raw eggs and some dairy products like plain yogurt. A raw food diet is an excellent choice for your German shepherd food.