Recommended for BARF diets: Cereals and fasting
Once or twice a week, I have been fasting my dog (and myself) for one meal, between 12-24 hours, following this with a meatless bowl for his next meal. I have found it seems to aid in quelling random bile vomit that he used to get and probably gives the digestive tract a well deserved break.
Before I did this, he would vomit bile during the day or night, mostly before his next meal. He would sometimes puke up bone fragments with it. His poop would also became lightly colored and somewhat hard, a sign there is too much bone in the diet.
I took a page from the Complete Herbal Handbook for Dogs and Cats, as well as how dogs always used to be fed: table food! So now whatever I make, dog usually gets a share put aside.
Ingredients I commonly use are: Rice, lentils, oatmeal, Cheerios, Mini-wheats, Shredded wheat, Bran cereals, beans, granola sans raisins,
And then for health: garlic (especially garlic), all berries, all nuts, all seeds, lime, yogurt, eggs, all vegetables except onions,
To taste: tahini, peanut butter, raw honey, molasses, actual maple syrup,
In addition to aid digestion: thyme, oregano, cumin, parsley, kelp, cayenne, ginger, rosemary, marjoram, olive oil, coconut oil, cod liver oil.
Obviously grains legumes etc must be cooked as you would eat them, but everything else I feed raw minced up otherwise dog won't take them.
Hopefully this helps if you are experiencing any adverse affects from the diet.
Last edited by jae; 12-09-2013 at 12:20 PM.