Muscle Meat:Muscle meat is the main ingredient of the barf raw food diet. Is the primary source of protein in the food. There are two types of muscle meat: white muscle meat and red muscle meat.
White muscle meat is chicken and turkey, it has a low amount of myoglobin in muscle tissue as fibres do not need more oxygen for energy production.
Red muscle meat is pork, beef, and lamb. It has a higher amount of myoglobin in muscle tissue as fibres require high oxygen for energy production.
These meats are extremely important for the overall growth and wellbeing of our dogs. They are rich in protein, fats, minerals, and water-soluble vitamins.
Raw animal fat:
Canine requires fat for day-to-day energy level physical activity and metabolic processes.
Sourcing raw animal fat from fatty proteins is an ideal way to increase fat in lean meals or for highly active pets.
Fat does not equate to weight gain if the appropriate amount is fed for individual needs without overdoing calories and raw fat is not unhealthy or dangerous.
It is the most essential source of vitamin A vitamin B, iron, copper and folic acid. vitamin A helps with digestion, works as the best antioxidant and it helps the reproductive system.
Kidney, spleen, pancreas and brain:
Kidneys are good sources of selenium, vitamin B and vitamin D.
Spleen is a great source of amino acids and iron.
The brain is virtually a 1:1 protein to fat ratio and the fatty acid content in raw brains.
Organs are full of multivitamins.
The most common green leafy vegetable is full of fibre, magnesium, folate, and manganese. It has very low carbohydrates and zero sugar and starch.
Bones and Bone Marrow:
It is a great source of calcium
This vegetable is full of beneficial phytonutrients as well as essential nutrients beneficial for optimal health. Kale is high in Vitamin K, folate, and Vitamin C. It has high fibre, very low carbs and zero sugar and starch.
Carrots are a good source of vitamin K, vitamin C, fibre, and potassium. It is rich in beta carotene which is very helpful in vision, to fight heart disease and cancer.
It is full of vitamin C and fibre.
Broccoli:Broccoli is a good source of fibre and protein, and contains iron, potassium, calcium, selenium and magnesium as well as the vitamins A, C, E, K and a good array of B vitamins including folic acid.
Tomatoes are the major dietary source of the antioxidant lycopene, which has been linked to many health benefits, including reduced risk of heart disease and cancer. They are also a great source of vitamin C, potassium, folate, and vitamin K. The bright and vibrant red hue of many vegetables is due to lycopene and anthocyanin. Both are powerful carotenoids known for their anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits against free radicals.
Strawberries are a healthy, low-calorie, sweet treat for your dog, full of antioxidants, high in fibre and vitamin C. Here's a bonus. By giving your dog strawberries, you are also helping him stay healthy in more ways than one.
Blueberries are a great source of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and more. They exert a protective effect on LDL and protect the cells from oxidation. Studies show blueberries have anti-carcinogenic properties.
Sunflower seed is rich in omega-6, an essential fatty acid that must be gotten through food (your dog's body cannot make it). Omega-6 help stimulate skin and hair growth, maintain the reproductive system, and promote a healthy immune system. Many raw diets are often lacking in fat-soluble Vitamin E, and sunflower seeds are a great whole food source of the essential nutrient.
In addition to the Vitamin E levels in sunflower seeds, they are also high in vitamin B6 and B9!
Act as a natural dewormer to get rid of tapeworms and other intestinal parasites.
May help dislodge kidney stones and prevent them from reforming.
Omega-3 fatty acid content helps to improve the condition of skin and coat.
Fibre content improves and regulates digestion to prevent constipation.
These seeds are high in essential fatty acids but provide a different fatty acid profile in comparison to hemp seed hearts. Pumpkin seeds are high in linoleic fatty acid (LA) and lower in alpha-linolenic (ALA) fatty acids.