Before we begin. If feeding raw, we highly recommend consulting a dog nutritionist or following tried and tested recipes. Alternatively, you can buy nutritionally balanced ready prepared meals. Dogs are omnivores and need a combination of meat, veg and botanicals.
Raw BARF Nutrition
The nutritional benefit of a balanced Biologically Appropriate Raw Food (BARF) diet is undisputed. A well-managed BARF diet is nutritious, digestible and as close as you can get to what your howling hound would be eating in the wild. It can have a positive impact on their coat, poop size and general health.
Logistics & Hygiene
When it comes to the logistics and hygiene, raw can become a little gristly. To freeze and prepare a large quantity of raw meat and ingredients can be time consuming and challenging. When travelling you may not have access to a freezer and it can be a lot to ask your dog-sitter to store and manage your dog's nutritionally specific diet.
Dog’s saliva is naturally antibacterial and breaks down salmonella and e-coli, so they are unlikely to get ill or pass on any bacteria. That said, you need to be careful when preparing raw meat and make sure your hound doesn't slop any of that harmful bacteria while enjoying their dinner. This is where hygiene can become an issue.
Traditional Dry Kibble (not Beco Food)
Traditional low-quality dry kibble lacks the nutritional benefits of raw feeding but you benefit from convenience. A simple clean scoop into the bowl and you can take your bag of food (pretty much) wherever you go.
Traditional low-quality dry kibbles (not Beco Food) are made from a high % of grains and meat meal. What is meat meal? It is a low-quality meat product made from all the bits and bobs of animal’s that humans can’t eat, then cooked at up to 400˚C. More on Meat Meal. These dry kibbles lack the nutritional benefits and digestibility of raw feeding.
Best of Both - Beco's Fresh Meat Dry Kibble
As with raw feeding, Beco Food uses 100% fresh human-grade meat with nutritious veg, superfoods and botanicals. It is a naturally complete food for dogs of all ages, breeds and sizes. Beco Food is cooked at 90˚C, so all the naturally digestible fats, oils, proteins and fatty acids from the fresh meat, along with the vitamins and antioxidants from the veg and superfoods, is locked into our little biscuits. Only the dangerous bacteria is cooked out.
Beco Food has the digestible nutrition of BARF raw feeding with the convenience of a dry kibble. Give it a try today.