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Do you want a short and simple guide to raw feeding your dog?

Have you thought about raw feeding your dog but didn’t know where to start?

Are you already feeding your dog a commercially prepared raw ready meal but now want to save money by creating your own?

We have updated our guide and you can get it for free….you don’t even need to give us your email address!

For your free copy, click here and find the link on the page.

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Our ‘Finest’ SmartBarf ever!

As all good raw feeders know, vegetables need to be finely chopped in order that dogs can get the benefits of the nutrients contained in herbs, fruits and leafy greens. We have now invested in new equipment that allows us to use sieves with holes that are 33% smaller than before and so our dehydrated blend is finer than before….which means that our current blend is our ‘Finest’ SmartBarf ever!

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SmartBarf stocked in more places

We’ve got more stockists in more parts of the country than ever before. If you are already buying other items from them, why not add a couple of bags of SmartBarf to your next order.

Berriewood Pet Supplies (Essex)
Pet Grub (Sheffield)
Paws Trading (Agility Shows)
Balanced Being Veterinary Centre (Wetherby)
Naturally Healthy Dogs (Herts)
Raw 2 Paw (South West)
Cookes Pet Supplies (Rotherham)
Paws and Claws (Frodsham)
Positive Animal Solutions (Lincs)
Albion Meat Products Ltd (Worcs)
Carol Birks (Obedience Shows)

Their full details can be found on our stockists page

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Do your dogs drink SmartBarf tea?

On a whim, and after enjoying a herbal tea myself,  I decided to make my dogs a cup of SmartBarf tea (1 tablespoon plus boiling water from a kettle and left for 30 mins to cool down). I didn’t even need to bribe them by adding a drop of goat’s milk! They lapped it up in less than 60 seconds and licked out every crumb of SmartBarf.

For those of you that only feed your dogs raw meaty bones, this might be the way to add some veg into their diet.

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Dog Food in the News

You may have seen recent newspaper articles about the contents of dog foods but are you aware that there is a whole TV program dedicated to finding out what is in dog foods. With last year’s food scares involving Romanian horses in supermarket convenience meals, I wonder what they will discover in commercially prepared dog food!

The Sunday Telegraph
The Daily Express
The Daily Mail(1)
The Daily Mail(2)
The Daily Mail(3)
You and Yours (Radio 4)
Channel Five – 9pm Thursday, January 30

 

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The easy way to make your own complete meals for your dog

Firstly, for those of you who only feed minces:

  1. Gather up 10 packs of mince of equal size (doesn’t matter whether they are 1lb bags or 500gm bags) and 5 eggs. One of the minces should be an oily fish and one should be a mix of offals. The other 8 bags can be any suitable meat and bone mixes, the greater the variety, the better. If you think these mixes are more than 12% bone, then only use 4-6 bags with bone and 2-4 bags without bone.
  2. Add SmartBarf (5gms for every 5kgs your dog weighs) into a mixing bowl along with a similar amount of warm water from the tap.
  3. Add any 2 packs of mince plus 1 egg. Ideally, don’t mix the fish with the offal as they can both be an acquired taste.
  4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 for the remaining 8 packs.
  5. Mix everything together and empty into bags or plastic tubs for freezing.
  6. Defrost as required.

Secondly, for those of you who feed a mixture of chicken carcasses and mince:

  1. Gather up 10 packs of mince of equal size (doesn’t matter whether they are 1lb bags or 500gm bags) and 10 eggs. Two of the minces should be an oily fish and two should be a mix of offals. The other 6 bags can be any suitable boneless offal-free chicken-free mince, the greater the variety, the better.
  2. Add SmartBarf (10gms for every 5kgs your dog weighs) into a mixing bowl along with a similar amount of warm water from the tap.
  3. Add any 2 different packs of mince plus 2 eggs. Ideally, don’t mix the fish with the offal as they can both be an acquired taste.
  4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 for the remaining 8 packs.
  5. Mix everything together and empty into bags or plastic tubs for freezing.
  6. Defrost as required.

In both cases you will have meals with a suitable balance of oily fish, offal, bone and veg.

  • If faeces are too hard and chalky, reduce the number of boney minces by one and increase the number of bone-free minces by one.
  • If your dog appears to be still hungry and isn’t losing weight or muscle tone, add some luke warm water to its meals.
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New Year, new you?

Will your New Year’s resolutions include getting fitter and eating fewer convenience foods? If it’s a route towards a healthier you, it’s a route towards a healthier dog.

Why not try them on a raw food diet, especially if they suffer from allergies or skin complaints.

You can join one of the many Facebook groups for tips on how to do this properly and you can also download the free concise raw feeding guide that SmartBarf has produced.

your FREE guide to raw feeding your dog by SmartBarf