WHAT IS RAW AND BARF FEEDING ALL ABOUT?
It’s called lots of things – raw dog food, fresh dog food, PMR, even BARF!
They are based on the biological facts that dogs are carnivores, (or some even argue evolved omnivores), and as such they should be fed a fresh meat and bone diet. A quick glance at a label of even the most premium of dry dog foods is all it takes to understand how much colour, additives, grains and fillers are in incorporated. It really gets you questioning whether it’s good for your dog.
The acronym BARF was coined in Australia by Dr Ian Billinghurst. It stands for Bones and Raw Food (but was later tweaked to Biologically Appropriate Raw Food).
PMR stands for Prey Model Raw which similar to BARF, is based on a belief of feeding ‘prey’ style meals such as whole kangaroo tails, fish skeletons etc. The primary difference between BARF and PMR is the inclusion of fruit and veggies in BARF whereas PMR is purley meat, bone and organ.