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BARF (Biologically Appropriate Raw Food) Diet

typed by Jodi at Mis B-Haven Doodles


Hello everybody, I'm Fraizer, the daddy to most of the Mis B-Haven Doodles out there, I just want to introduce to you what Jodi feeds us, as you can see it is pretty tasty....

We are fed the BARF (Biologically Appropriate Raw Food) Diet.

There is so much benefit to this diet over processed kibble dog food. It is 100% natural!!

There are never any preservatives!! & We LOVE it!!!


I am sure you are wondering "What the Heck? How do you feed RAW Meat to dogs? Won't they get sick? What about Salmonella?"

Absolutely NOT, dogs are natural predators & scavengers. How do you think dogs survived before man's processed dog food? They sure didn't depend on humans. A primary diet for natural dogs is chicken, because they are easy to kill & eat. So what about all this talk about "Dogs should NEVER eat chicken bones" -- Do you think dogs know that rule? No way, they eat the bones and do not have problems with it because of ONE simple fact,, The meat & bones are RAW! Cooked chicken bones splinter & can kill a dog if eaten. However, RAW bones are soft and are easily digestible for dogs, in fact raw meat and bones are MORE digestible for dogs than processed Kibble that you buy. Salmonella is not a problem for dogs because their stomach acids are so much stronger than ours and it will kill the salmonella bacteria. After all dogs over the past thousands of years are still thriving and still eating RAW chicken, RAW Beef, RAW Lamb, RAW Fish, RAW Pork. Its all RAW, NEVER EVER Cooked.

We are all concerned about "Is it cost effective?"

Well my answer is not really day by day, but in the long run YES it is definitely cost effective. If you are smart you will call around to local butcher stores, ask them for the left overs, this is usually, chicken backs, chicken necks, the insides of chickens etc.. ALL are a wonderful source of food for you dog. They usually sell that very cheap, some will even give it away just so they don't have to dispose of it. You can go to your local supermarket and get the discounted meat that has been on the shelf a few days longer.

But here is where you will save money in the long run.

When feeding the BARF/RAW diet, you won't have to have your dog's teeth cleaned, the bones they chomp on will naturally clean their teeth at every meal. Your dogs will have beautiful coats and an over all healthier body, therefore less trips to the Vet. This food is all natural, a MUCH lower chance of your dog having food allergies and then having to buy prescription dog food -- that is where you can spend the bucks on dog food. Your dog will have fewer bowel movements - my dogs go one a day if not every other day, AND their stools are smaller and less smelly. The reason for this is becaues there is less waste, everything that your dog is putting in his mouth is natural for dogs. The processed dog foods have a lot of fillers in it that are nothing but waste, therefore your dogs have to "GO" more often and in larger quantities. I for one enjoy the smaller poo piles.

Here is a typical meal for a 30 pound dog here at Mis B-Haven Doodles.
  • 1 RAW Chicken Thigh (1/2 pound on average)
  • ¼ of a cup of Plain Yogurt
  • 1 cup of RawVeggie Mix or Raw Veggies

My RAW Veggie mix is a recipe that I make once a week and the ingredients are.......

  • 1 Pack of frozen Green Beans
  • 4 Carrots
  • 5 Eggs with shells
  • Chopped up Broccoli
  • Apple
  • about 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 container of Alfalfa Sprouts

I grind all of that up in the blender


  • I add 1-2 pounds of raw hamburger meat
  • 3 cans of tuna, &
  • 3 cups of boiled white rice,(I don't see where the rice is used anywhere else, but it adds a little more thickness to the mix so it isn't so messy when I dish it out, just something that I do, you don't have to add it..)

I mix all of this together in a big bowl, & separate it, I freeze what I don't use right away & give my dogs a ladle full of it each along with their chicken.

I also give RAW Beef Ribs, Pork, & Other RAW meat.



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