To make your life even easier using SmartBarf, do have read our FAQ. If you have a query regarding our product then don’t hesitate to get in touch, we’d love to hear from you.
What are prebiotics and are they found in SmartBarff™?
Prebiotics are fibre-rich foods (oligosaccharides eg FOS, GOS, TOS, inulin) that are mostly digested by gut bacteria and 30% of SmartBarf™ is made up of these foods. They include apple, asparagus, banana, broccoli, cabbage, carob, cashews, chickpeas, chicory, flax, kale, pears, peas, seaweed and tomatoes.
The benefits of gut bacteria fed on good sources of oligosaccharides are the release of nutrients and by-products that protect and nourish their hosts and even affect their mental well-being. More specifically, they inhibit the activity of pathogens, promote the activity of beneficial bacteria, protect from the risk of mineral deficiencies by helping to improve mineral absorption and they lower the secretion of stress hormones.
Can all dogs have SmartBarf™, regardless of age or breed?
Yes, SmartBarf™ is created to benefit all dogs, from a Chihuahua to a Great Dane, and every dog in between. Age-wise, it’s best to start with SmartBarf™ once puppies are on solids and no longer require weaning.
How much SmartBarf™ should I give my dog?
SmartBarf™ powder per kg of dog’s body weight, i.e. feed a 15kg dog with 15g of SmartBarf™ powder, per day.
We recommend giving…
Toy breeds between 0.5 and 1.5 teaspoons per day
Small breeds between 2 and 2.5 teaspoons per day
Medium breeds between 1 and 2 tablespoons per day
Large breeds between 2.5 and 3.5 tablespoons per day
Giant breeds between 4 and 9 tablespoons per day
Can you give SmartBarf to a chihuahua?
Yes, SmartBarf™ is created to benefit all dogs, from a Chihuahua to a Great Dane, and every dog in between.
Age-wise, it’s best to start with SmartBarf™ once puppies are on solids and are no longer requiring weaning.
Can my puppy have SmartBarf?
It is fine for puppies. The recommended dosage is 1g for every kilogram that the puppy currently weighs. This means they will be fed a more dilute mix compared to an adult.
Does SmartBarf use environmentally friendly packaging?
In the opinion of SmartBarf™, we do. We have replaced plastic bags and tape with compostable cellulose and paper and use an unlaminated card box as well as removing all single-use plastics from our manufacturing process.