Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: SouthEastern WI
A raw diet is exactly what it sounds like - feeding your dogs (and cats) raw meat and bones.Aren't bones dangerous for dogs to eat - like chicken bones? My vet said they will puncture the dogs stomach/intestines!
COOKED bones are dangerous. RAW bones are safe. We have members of the board that have been feeding their dogs raw chicken bones for over a decade and never had a problem.What do all those acronyms stand for?
BARF = Bones And Raw Food (this acronym is attributed to Dr. Ian Billinghurst, a Australian vet who is credited with starting the raw feeding movement)
SARD = Species Appropriate Raw Diet
SARF - Species Appropriate Raw Feeding (these both came about when Dr. Billinghurst copyrighted the use of the term BARF in regards to raw feeding)
RMB = Raw Meaty Bones (any food item that contains meat and edible bone)
MM = Muscle Meat (any meat without bone)
OM = Organ Meat (liver, kidney, brains, eyes)