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How do you open our BAF-to-GO parcels the best way?

1. Place the parcel directly in front of you on a table or a firm straight surface, with the dark blue foil facing down. Hold the foil of the BAF-to-Go at the outermost edge with one hand.

2. Now place the side of your free hand against the content in the foil, so that you can spread the content away from you. The content of the package is now completely on one side of the package.

Now use a pair of scissors to cut the foil at the upper empty end.


What if the goods arrive thawed or partially thawed?

That's no problem at all, fully defrosted food which has not exceeded the core temperature of + 7 ° C, can be refrozen safely and without loss of quality.
So, don't worry if the goods arrive partially thawed at your home.

Why is feeding raw meat healthy?

It is undisputed that the wolf is the ancestor of today’s dog. Although the external appearance of the dog has strongly changed till the domestication, the species determining characteristics remained.
Just as the wolf, the dog also belongs to the carnivorous – he is a meat eater, but not exclusively.

The wolf mainly lives from meat, but also eats the innards of his prey – he eats it almost completely including the stomach content. Besides the animal protein, he also receives carbohydrates and fiber – a perfect blend of nutrients, vitamins and minerals.

To guarantee an appropriate, natural and healthy diet to your dog, the food should not only contain meat, but also be supplemented by a vegetable share.
For this purpose well suited are cereal and/or vegetable flakes, which can easily be mixed with the meat. Alternatively, you can use boiled rice or cooked vegetables etc..

What is BARF?

It’s a trend in the US for many years of making the dog’s diet as appropriate and natural as possible. The abbreviation stands for „Bones And Raw Food“. The term was invented by the American Debbie Tripp. It refers to both, the people who feed their animals with raw fresh meat and the food itself. BARF offers a unique combination of raw meat, rumen, vitamin-rich vegetables and precious oils - without harmful additives, perfectly adapted to the nutritional needs of your dog.

What advantages does BARF have?

BARF provides your dog with species-appropriate, fresh and balanced food. A perfect mix for more vitality! The numerous benefits speak for themselves:

• stronger immune system
• improved muscular system
• stronger tendors and ligaments
• less growth problems
• fewer symptoms of arthritis
• limited risk of bloating (gastric tortion)
• no tartar build up
• healthy and shiny fur
• no unpleasant dog smell
• lower parasite infestation
• smaller droppings
• less expensive

How should the switch to meat be done – immediately or gradually?

Usually, a change in diet can be made without any difficulties. However, in case of highly sensitive dogs, a gradual switch makes more sense. The procedure is quite simple: Admix to the previous amount of food more and more meat every day. It is important to make sure that the total ration stays the same.

During the first time, we also recommend to feed several small meals.Most dogs respond to a change in diet completely normal. But there are also dogs that respond during the transition phase with liquid feces. However, this is no reason for concern - it is merely an indication that the intestinal flora adjusts to natural, vital bacteria.

How much should I feed?

The amount of food is very different and depends on age, breed, activity, climate and so on. On average, a healthy adult dog needs about 2% of its own weight food per day. If your dog weights for example 30 kg, you should give him 600 g of food, of which 70 to 90% should be meat and innards, and 10 to 30% flakes, vegetables or other ingredients.

It is always important to pay attention to the individual needs of your animal and to adjust the amount of food if needed. It is not difficult to check whether your dog is too fat or too thin: Swipe your dog’s sides - if you can easily feel the ribs here, he has just the right weight.

Why has green rumen different colors?

The color of the rumen is no indication of freshness. It varies from light grey to almost black, and is dependent on the food the cattle were fed with – pasture grass or prepared food. Your dog will like the green rumen anyway ...

Nothing but meat – does my dog not need more variety?

No! Naturally meat is the basic food for a dog. Species-appropriate and healthy. Of course it is possible to vary the meat in order to stimulate the taste buds of your pet a little. But no more variety is needed. Your dog will show it to you!

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