I know this has been discussed in brief terms before here in PT, but I'm still very interested in learning more. After doing some online research here and there over the past few months, I have found myself more intrigued. I know there are several books out there and I'm sure by purchasing one I will find the answers I'm still searching for. I understand that there is the possibility of no 2 dog's having the same diet (sort of speaking), and with us having so many dog's, I am a little iffy on the price factor. I know that cost should never be compared to the over all health of your pet, but being military we aren't the richest people in the world
I have visited several different sites including http:/www.barfworld.com and I see on that siite they sell pre-made packages, however at that cost it frightens me a little. I am like whoa
just to feed Dakota our 120+ pound rottie would be quite costly. I understand I can go to a meat market (as we have one right next door) and this might be a little cheaper in cost.
I am also getting confused by the "added" supplements that must be put in their diet as well if we choose to switch to the BARF diet.
I know there are a few member's of PT that have their dog's on the BARF diet, so I'm hoping for a little added info on cost, supplements, diet plan, etc.....
Should I purchase one of the books out there and take it from there?
The "premium" manufactored dog food they are on right now is working for them, and since we have made the switch to this food we have seen a positive difference in their coat, behavior, and activity level. We also give them a multi vitamin and 2 of our dog's are on a fatty acid supplement (oil) to help with their dry skin and coat problem (which has decreased quite a bit).
For you BARFers out there what is your suggestion? Should I continue my research and buy one or more of the books available about the BARF diet, or is there a more simple solution like "learning as we go" sort of speaking?
All suggestions/opinions are much needed as I (we) are still in the "deciding" stage of making the switch.