Everything about the Barf


  • Understanding the BARF

    "BARF" stands for: "Biologically Appropriate Raw Food", which translates as: Biologically Appropriate Raw Food. It's getting closer to how carnivores feed in the wild, raw meat and fleshy bones, fruits, and vegetables (animal's stomach). The "BARF" is not suitable for cats and ferrets, which are strict carnivores it is the "Raw Feeding". However, it is very suitable for most dogs. The "BARF" method was developed in the 1990s by Dr Ian Billinghurst, Australian Veterinarian, and the "RAW FEEDING" method by Dr Tom Londsale. In view of the more than encouraging results on the health of dogs and cats, the ""BARF" and RAW FEEDING movement" very quickly spread in the United States, Canada, England and then in Europe, making more and more of followers, including more and more veterinarians, veterinarians osteopaths, behaviorists, naturopaths, generalists among professionals sensitive to the well-being of their animals and convinced by the naturalness as well as breeders, and simple owners, amazed at the positive effects visible on their mate once fed naturally!. Today many books are available on raw feeding domestic carnivores.

    The "BARF" method, for dogs, consists of giving raw meat, raw fleshy bones (which will naturally clean the teeth), organ meats, mixed raw fruits and vegetables, and supplements (brewer's yeast, seaweed marinades, herbs, eggs, yogurt, vegetable and fish oils…) This is the best known method, the most reassuring for owners, and the most "acceptable" for veterinarians, thanks to the addition of vegetables, fruits and complements. source: Give your dog a bone, Ian Billinghurst The "RAW FEEDING" method, which is suitable for dogs, cats, and ferrets, starts from a very simple concept: to reconstitute a whole prey. These meals therefore consist of meat, fleshy bones, offal, green belly (only for dogs, cats and ferrets being exclusively carnivorous), all in very large pieces (which the animal must shred), and fish and whole prey when possible. For dogs, Dr. Londsale suggests 70% raw bones surrounded by meat, the remaining 30% can be composed of offal, green belly and good quality table scraps (fruits, vegetables, etc.) Source: Raw Meaty Bones, Tom Londsale For an ideal ration calculation, the percentage varies according to several criteria: puppy or adult dog, dog breed, activity, we can say that it goes from 2% of the dog's weight to 6% for a growing puppy. . Contact us by email to receive your dog's personalized calculation sheet, indicating his name, age, breed, daily activity (little, medium, a lot), and if you wish to feed him at BARF Ménager, (you assemble yourself) or complete meals in trays.

  • Raw or croquettes

    Lots of people give croquettes! This is what is most common. You can find it everywhere. And we often do what most people do. But that doesn't mean it's the best solution. Industrial feed has developed strongly in recent decades, "forcing" us to feed our animals with kibble or canned food. Today, giving your pet kibble makes the most sense. "Croquettes are the best for them" etc... Who says...? kibble manufacturers whose annual turnover exceeds, according to a study by Euromonitor, 54 billion euros in 2013. Currently, with all the food scandals on "cooked" meals and others, nothing beats "homemade", which is valid for us, is valid for our pets! Think! Since when are super-industrial, over-cooked, synthetic vitamins and chemical preservatives "THE" best for health, even though nutritionists recommend that we humans eat healthy, and as fresh and natural as possible? 'avoid industrial food and consume local and farmer. So why ? Who managed to put it in everyone's head that kibble is the best for their health? : publicists, resellers, the kibble lobby. (to find out more: http://comportements-chien.blogspot.fr). The best diet is the most natural possible! Now let's talk about cereals, a carnivore does not eat cereals.

    In all literature you can read that the cat is a carnivore, and the dog an opportunistic carnivore. So why offer them foods containing around 50% cereals? Already because cereal flour is not expensive, less than meat, and then because it works well to make small puffed dumplings (try making popcorn with a piece of meat... it doesn't work, it takes starch!) So our animals are forced to eat grain, because it's more convenient and cheaper to make their food... What a good reason! Unlike humans, dog saliva has neither amylase (enzyme allowing the catabolism of complex carbohydrates - starch) nor cellulase (enzyme allowing the catabolism of cellulose - also carbohydrate and main constituent of plants). In dogs, this work of degrading carbohydrates will therefore fall entirely to the pancreas. The more the dog's diet is rich in carbohydrates (mainly contained in cereals), the more the pancreas is solicited. Some will say, "the dog has evolved, it is now omnivorous!" » FAKE ! The dog has indeed evolved, since its domestication, it has "acquired" the ability to digest some starch. A little and not 50% of his ration! It's not necessary for him, but he CAN digest some well-cooked starch in his ration. A joke: "If the dog eats raw meat, he will become aggressive!" Eating raw meat will actually change your pet: it will become happy to eat, healthy, with a beautiful shiny coat, and full of energy (since it no longer has all that very hard starch to digest in the digestive tract), but in no case will change its behavior, a cow eats grass, a lion meat, it depends on their metabolism, and not on their "character". Raw foods contain everything your pet needs to be healthy! Just like in nature!

    The quantities are to be adapted according to different criteria: does my dog ​​exercise or not? does my dog ​​live outside or not I live in a very cold region or not what is the current season? how old is my dog? how many km does he travel per day? did he digest the last meal well? how are his stools? is he healthy right now? Did I give him any other foods or treats?

  • Quality Commitments


    "The idea is not to" upgrade waste to make food "but the opposite, starting from the nutritional needs and responding with high-quality ingredients and well-controlled manufacturing processes," c 'Is this idea that our supplier puts forward, they are a SARL, an agri-food company possessing all the equipment and the infrastructures enabling it to prepare the feeding of our dogs and cats respecting all the last norms of hygiene and Food Safety. All products containing meat are processed, packaged and frozen, scrupulously respecting the same standards of hygiene and food safety as for human food (control on reception, control of the cold chain during all the preparations, production sheets Detailed recordings, recording of cleanings, bacteriological controls of batches ...).

    This is why meat and preparations are made in specific rooms at controlled temperature.
    Analyzes are carried out regularly at an independent laboratory in order to assure their resellers customers of perfectly healthy and irreproachable products.
    The emphasis is also on transparency, in fact it is important to know in detail what we feed our companions, so our products benefit from a complete labeling and "honest".
    Therefore, there are no ingredients present in the product that are not mentioned on the label and conversely, any ingredients mentioned on the label will be present in the product.
    Very high importance is given to the quality of the ingredients. Beyond revenue, it is essential to work with quality raw materials. That is why, over the years, our manufacturer has selected serious suppliers, themselves committed to a quality approach and guaranteeing the quality of their products.
    The meat arrives at their premises immediately after cutting at the slaughterhouse, they are packaged and frozen in the stride, in order to guarantee super fresh and healthy products.
    All meat and offal come from animals born, raised and processed in FRANCE, Normandy / Brittany / Pays de la Loire region
    No imports of foreign meat (except rumen)
    Our recipes do not contain:
    - no appetite factor, our products are naturally good!
    - no additive,
    - no coloring,
    - no preservative,
    - no GMOs.