Joined: Sep 2006
BARF v Prey Model
My two are fed mainly on Burns fish and rice. The get the odd meaty bone, ribs or chicken wings to enjoy.
Last week I bought tripe from PAH and have been adding this in with their Burns. I realise this isn't a great idea, so want to change to feed them Burns in the morning and raw food in the evening. They are loving the tripe and I also offered some rabbit mince tonight, just a little. It was consumed with gusto.
So I have been surfing the net for several hours now researching into how to feed raw. There seems to be two schools of thought.
BARF which includes veggies and supplements (and I think more bone than the prey model feeders)
Prey Model which doesn't advocate the use of veggies (they say that in the wild dogs don't eat this from the inards of their prey) and don't seem to recommend supplements and aren't great fans of minced meats.
What is the general opinion here on both methods of raw feeding?
The thing that put me off in the past has been the number of supplements that some raw feeders seem to add.... If the diet is so natural, then why all the supplements?
But somehow I find myself here, half way towards being a raw feeder and I don't feel very clued up, even after all my reading!
Any help please?