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    Default BARF Diets - Does Anyone Have a Good Recipe?

    I have started Bella on a BARF diet and want to know if anyone can add to this recipe of if it sounds sustainable.

    Raw zucchini, carrot,celery and squash, "minced" in the food processor. Add 1/3 vege mix to 2/3 raw chicken mince soaked in 1 x cup hot water. She has one cup of food per evening meal. Chicken necks for breakfast
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    Did you read my info in the "seizure thread" regarding Phytate in dog foods and canine seizures...VERY interesting reading!

    Vegies should comprise of approx. 20% of Bella's diet. Cook vegies first to make them easier to digest...blending them will help with digestion too.

    Use vegies and fruit such as: spinach and other leafy greens (check to make sure not poisonous), sweet potato (peel first and boil), cabbage & broccoli (small amounts), apples & pears (NO cores or seed), small amounts of banana.

    If you want to add grain...use brown rice and/or barley...NO WHEAT, CORN or SOY products.

    I would also add 1 teaspoon of cold pressed Salmon oil/Virgin Flaxseed Oil for essential fatty acids and 1 teaspoon of kelp powder (can get it from health food shops) in each of her meals...add crushed egg shells (Anne said to microwave them first to make them easier to crush).

    Remember...when you feed BARF...they eat less than they would with commercial foods, due to the foods being absorbed and digested at a different rate. Commercial dog food contains a lot of stuff that is not readily digestible to dogs

    The following information is taken from Diamond Paws Staffordshire Bull Terriers website regarding what they feed their Staffords

    BARF Adult Menu

    BARF Adult Menu
    Our diet is based on Dr. Billinghurst BARF diet books

    This Diet plan is for our Staffordshire Bull Terriers who are 3 months of age or older. Your plan may be different depending on your area and breed. If you are switching from commercial dogs foods then we suggest that you read this first.

    The Diet:
    60% raw meaty bones
    15% crushed vegetables & fruit
    25% meat mince & offal (organ meat, heart, liver, kidneys, brains, stomach (Tripe), intestines etc.)

    It is VERY important to start out slow, with a very basic menu. Start with chicken necks and a meat meal with NO veggies or supplements for the first 3 weeks when you switch your dog to the adult BARF menu. Then add very small amounts of the veggie mix each day until you are at the recommended level for your dog’s weight. At 5 weeks start adding your supplements starting with flax seed oil. Again use this for the first week then slowly add another supplement. This should takes weeks even months to get to a point where you are adding all the recommend supplements. We also suggest NOT to add the supplements to the veggie mix, rather add them to the evening meal with yogurt being added to conceal the supplements. You will feel it important to change your dog’s menu as you go along. This is only a sample, suggested menu. You also may want to add or subtract supplements or different veggies, meat etc. as you go along. This is the great thing about the BARF diet menu it is very flexible.

    Supplements: (when called for in menu)
    Check this site for a great explanation of supplements!
    Flax seed oil (usually 1 teaspoon)
    Salmon oil (also known as fish oil) (usually 1 1000mg capsule)
    Cod liver oil (usually 1 teaspoon)
    Kelp granules (usually 1 teaspoon)
    Evening primrose/borage oil (usually 1 1000mg capsule)
    Vitamin E (usually 1 or 2 teaspoon of
    first cold pressed Olive oil or 1000mg capsule)
    Vitamin C (usually 1 500mg table crushed)
    Apple Cider Vinegar with "mother" from Health food shop (1 teaspoon)
    All natural yogurt (1 or 2 tablespoons)

    ** Sasha’s blend (or another joint supplement) (usually half of recommend amount as precaution)
    ** Staffords are prone to arthritis. It has been shown that shark cartilage, glucosamine, chrondroitin and MSM are effective for preventing or prolonging arthritis. So we suggest adding Sasha’s blend or another joint supplement each day to your dogs diet. You should be able to get this at your local health food store or any homeopathic vet. You can also check some Internet sites as well.

    Ground Meat: (when called for in menu)
    Beef
    Chicken
    Turkey
    Roo
    Buffalo
    Chicken carcasses
    Fish (fresh human grade or canned in water only)
    Chopped Meat: (when called for in menu)
    Beef heart
    Kidney
    Liver
    Green Tripe
    Brains

    (Or any of these can be minced together and used as ground meat instead, making sure you are using equal parts of above)

    RMB’s: (when called for in menu)
    Chicken Necks
    Chicken Wings
    Whole Chicken carcasses
    Turkey Necks
    Turkey Wings
    Duck, Rabbit, Quall etc.
    Beef brisket, Beef neck
    Pork feet, pork necks


    Veggies: (add other veggies as desired, especially green leafy vegetables)
    COS (Romaine) lettuce main ingredient (no iceberg lettuce)
    Parsley (small amounts)
    Carrots (low amounts)
    Pumpkin (low amounts)
    Spinach
    Silver beet
    Tomato’s, but not the leaves though
    Beetroot
    Red, green, yellow capsicum (peppers) (not all at the same time)
    Cabbage or broccoli or cauliflower (not at the same time)

    Mixing the Veg mix: (also called veggie slop) (this is only a suggested way of doing this, find what is easy for you)
    1) Put mixed crushed vegetables (allot of green leafy veggies) (NO onions, potatoes, peas or beans) in a blender then add ripe fruit (whole apples, whole oranges, papayas, mangoes, kiwi, rock melon (cantaloupe) May be over ripe but not rotten, then add 4-6 eggs with the shells, 1oz (286g) fresh garlic and 6oz (170g) natural yogurt or equivalent of nondairy probiotic

    Sample Menu:
    The yogurt is added to help the aid in digestion. It also adds good bacteria to the gut for good health. If your dog does not have problems digesting these foods than this can be taken out of the diet. However, our dogs love yogurt so we add a scoop (about a tablespoon) each day. This is of course all natural (non-daily preferred) yogurt.
    Monday

    AM – RMB’s
    PM – Ground meat, veg mix, kelp powder, vitamin C, cod liver oil, salmon oil, Sasha’s blend, scoop of all natural yogurt
    Tuesday

    AM – RMB’s
    PM – Chopped meat, veg mix, kelp powder, vitamin C, salmon oil, vitamin E, Sasha’s blend, scoop of all natural yogurt
    Wednesday (light menu day)
    AM – Large recreational bone & chicken necks/wings (half of what you normal would give).
    PM – nothing or just yogurt
    Thursday (Fish Day)

    AM – RMB’s
    PM – fish, veg mix, kelp powder, vitamin C, salmon oil, vitamin E, Sasha’s blend, scoop of all natural yogurt
    Friday

    AM – RMB’s
    PM – Ground meat, chopped meat, vitamin C, flax seed oil, cod liver oil, salmon oil, vitamin E, Sasha’s blend, scoop of all natural yogurt
    Saturday

    AM – Large Recreation bone & Chicken necks/wings (just a few)
    PM – Ground meat, veg mix, vitamin C, cod liver oil, salmon oil, vitamin E, Sasha’s blend, scoop of all natural yogurt
    Sunday
    AM – RMB’s
    PM – Ground meat, chopped meat, veg mix, Vitamin E & C, evening primrose/borage oil, Sasha’s blend, scoop of all natural yogurt
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    And three weeks later shoot yourself because all you have done for three weeks is plan your dogs dinners for the next month

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    Quote Originally Posted by Occy View Post
    And three weeks later shoot yourself because all you have done for three weeks is plan your dogs dinners for the next month

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    Um, Shar, what's with cup of hot water in with the mince???

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    ohhh Clea, that BARF menu sounds a lot like the home made BARF menu's that i feed to Floydy boy

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    Heyyy, welcome back AF.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aussie Floyd View Post
    ohhh Clea, that BARF menu sounds a lot like the home made BARF menu's that i feed to Floydy boy
    That is a good balanced BARF diet for Staffords

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aussie Floyd View Post
    ohhh Clea, that BARF menu sounds a lot like the home made BARF menu's that i feed to Floydy boy
    So happy to see you back on line AF. Will read everything else later I am franticly busy today! Many thanks for all your research Clea!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shar Pei Rescue Victoria View Post
    So happy to see you back on line AF. Will read everything else later I am franticly busy today! Many thanks for all your research Clea!!
    no probs...anytime!

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