Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Primal puppies

Long before my family started eating mainly natural foods our Australian Shepherd, Betsy, followed a primal diet.  Paul heard about the BARF (Biologically Appropriate Raw Foods) diet and we decided to give it a try. BARF is basically a primal diet for dogs. About 75% of her diet is raw but we do feed her cooked meat when it is more convenient. Betsy has not eaten commercial dog food for over a year and a half.  Honestly, I don't think she would eat it even if it was offered now.

When people hear about Betsy's diet they often worry because  they think dogs shouldn't eat table scraps.  In many households this is true.  Table scraps that consist of bread and sweets are not healthy for people and are certainly not healthy for pets.  Betsy eats 99% meat with the occasional homemade treat.

This way of eating has worked well for Betsy.  She is completely healthy.

What do you feed the furry members of your family?

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