BARF Diet For Dogs - Not As Gross As It Sounds!

Written by Tara Pearce

Are you just starting to researchrepparttar BARF diet for dogs – also known as “bones and raw food” orrepparttar 136768 RAW diet? It can be confusing – I remember asking TONS of questions when I first started. How do you know how much to feed? WHAT do you feed? Can you mixrepparttar 136769 BARF diet with processed food? How long does it take to preparerepparttar 136770 raw food? How much does it cost to buy allrepparttar 136771 BARF products necessary? Should you feed raw meat and vegetables? Well, onrepparttar 136772 last question, only you can decide what’s right for your dog, but I’ll answerrepparttar 136773 rest of your questions as best I can.

How do you know how much to feed?

It really depends onrepparttar 136774 weight of your dog. Most people recommend 2-5% of their body weight. Just make sure you know your dog’s weight before starting, and then watch their weight and adjust depending if they gain/lose/maintain.

WHAT do you feed?

Raw meaty bones, like chicken necks and backs for example. Muscle meat which has no bones. Organ meat, like lungs, liver, kidneys, etc. Some people also include raw vegetables.

Can you mixrepparttar 136775 BARF diet with processed food?

It’s not recommended as processed food, or kibble, is digested in about 10-12 hours, and raw food in about 4-6. This can lead to serious health problems. That being said, some people do it quite successfully – but I wouldn’t.

My Tips to Take Care of a New Dog

Written by Tara Pearce

So you’re bringing home that cute little puppy fromrepparttar best breeder after doing all that research, or you foundrepparttar 136727 most adorable “mutt” atrepparttar 136728 pound, where you were just going to look, you swore. And now you realize that you weren’t as prepared as you thought. Maybe you’re planning in advance forrepparttar 136729 new bundle of joy. Either way, we’ll give you some valuable tips we’ve learned overrepparttar 136730 years of bringing home little bundles of terror – I mean joy :)

Learn as much as possible about potty training, and expect none of it to matter, especially when you step in their deposits at 3 a.m. inrepparttar 136731 pitch black – it WILL happen!

Buyrepparttar 136732 smallest bag of puppy chow you can find. Your dog will haterepparttar 136733 first one, andrepparttar 136734 second one andrepparttar 136735 third one. Buying small will help you overcomerepparttar 136736 horror ofrepparttar 136737 money you’ve just spent onrepparttar 136738 7th brand of dog food in 2 weeks.

Strip naked or atrepparttar 136739 very least to a swimsuit before bathing your dog. You WILL BE WET. No way to avoid it, even in a 2 foot deep sunken bathtub. Personal experience talking here.

Prepare yourself forrepparttar 136740 fact thatrepparttar 136741 toy you thought was SO COOL inrepparttar 136742 store, will be sniffed and promptly ignored untilrepparttar 136743 end of time. Your dog will only likerepparttar 136744 toys that will drive yourepparttar 136745 most crazy. One ofrepparttar 136746 favorites in our house (NOT purchased by us) is a big skunk with a plastic bottle inside. Inside said plastic bottle is a marble. Aaaaaargh. ‘Nuff said.

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