The market for cat food is very rich. Producers of feed dry and wet outdo each other in improving food that was high quality and tasted animals. However, there are proponents of another feline diet, namely: BARF
BARF comes from the words Biologically Appropriate Raw Food which means "biologically appropriate raw food." Its author is an Australian veterinarian. The basis of your diet is raw food. It must be the most similar to the natural nutrition of free-living cats.
The author of this diet is considered that the uncooked food is best for the functioning of the body cat, as it provides fresh ingredients, ie. Vitamins, minerals, fatty acids and antioxidants. This diet contains no preservatives, dyes, and cereal products, because they are natural cat food.
Products in diet BARF
The main products used in BARF diet are among other raw meat and bones (70-75%), offal (20%), raw additives, ie. Eggs, yoghurt, fish oil, cottage cheese (10%) and fruit and vegetables (0- 5%). Vegetables, fruit and bones should blend before serving.
The diet should be avoided several kinds of food:
- Whole or old bones,
- onions and cabbage, beans, peas, broccoli, cauliflower, radish or horseradish,
- Apple seeds, rhubarb, peaches, apricots - are poisonous to cats!!!
- Raw meat before administration – frooze out in order to prevent diseases
Does BARF suit every cat?
The vast majority of cats can be BARF diet, regardless of age. Before the introduction of a new diet should get some information from a veterinarian
or dietitian, especially if our cat is suffering from any chronic diseases. When applying diets must be remembered, of course, that all the ingredients were fresh and meat comes from healthy, young animals.
This diet has many supporters for several reasons. The use of the combined disappearance of skin disorders, bone diseases or inflammation, and failure of internal organs. By providing a large number of animal nutrient cat has more energy, improving the condition of skin, hair and oral cavity. The greater the resistance to the disease, eliminating inflammation, prevents infections and allergies. An additional advantage of the diet are the costs - are less than buying ready-made food, as well as reduce the costs of medical treatment at the vet.
What diet is the best?
A diet includes synthetic dyes, flavor enhancers, preservatives and cereals. They do not affect well on the cat's health. In the case of conventional cat food draws energy from carbohydrates, and in BARF protein and fat. BARF, however, is laborious and takes a lot of time compared to the administration of the finished feed.
According to it is important for the owner of the cat, he will decide what food will give your cat. But it is worth to take care of his health and fitness of the organism.