mala's daddy wrote:I heard about BARF, it's the raw carcases food right?
I just wonder what do you exactly feed him? is it totally raw?
and how's the price for, say, a month supply?
BARF isn't necessarily the raw carcass deal, it just means a raw diet. BARF stands for "biologically appropriate raw foods". You get some who feed the whole carcass and that's it, and others (like me) who feed meat, bone, veggies (and some add grains), with a few other things.
My dogs eat about 70% raw meaty bones (for example, chicken necks and backs, non-weight bearing beef bones, turkey necks and backs, etc.), 15-20% muscle meat (ground beef, chicken thigh and leg with bone in, ground pork, lamb, fish, etc.), and the rest is a mixture of veggies (yams, zucchinis, beets, kale, lettuce, spinach, carrots, bean sprouts, raddichio, taro root, various squashes, beet greens, watercress, pretty much anything edible
), plain yogurt, apple cider vinegar, kelp, fish oil, and ginger. They also get offal (organ meats) a few times a month, they snack on smelts, a small frozen fish, and I've lately been giving them a supplement called "recovery", as Angel has bad joints, and it's good for all of them.
I get most of the stuff pretty cheap. I feed three dogs (55, 50, and 35 lbs) for somewhere around $50/month. Now that I'm adding the "recovery" supplement, it's probably a bit more, as that stuff is like, $50 a bottle!!! But really, they don't need it (except Angel), I just like giving it to them.