Thinking about introducing your American Bully on a BARF? If so, this is the blog for you! Today we discuss the benefits and drawbacks of this diet — our goal is to help you decide what’s best for your paw friend.
The Benefits of BARF
The BARF diet can be very beneficial for dogs. The list below contains the most common improvements you can expect from this raw diet for dogs.
Improved Health: raw Bully dog food improves overall well-being, especially digestion. The American Bully can digest natural, raw food more easily than processed food.
Better Skin & Shinier Coat: the protein and healthy fats included in the BARF diet will improve both the skin and the coat of the Bully. It can also help with skin and shedding problems.
Enhanced Bone Health: the best food for the bones is — bones. The raw diet for dogs includes feeding them meat and bones from smaller animals. This will strengthen the dog’s bones, joints, and muscles, too!
The Drawbacks of BARF
Feeding your American Bully raw food may prove detrimental — sometimes even dangerous. The most common problems stemming from this diet are:
Weight Imbalance: dogs can become over- or underweight when consuming raw Bully dog food. This can happen due to the lack/surplus of certain nutrients. Weight should be monitored carefully after starting the dog on this diet.
Health Risks: raw meat can cause numerous health risks. Dogs might consume bacteria through raw meat and get seriously sick.
Yes or No to BARF?
We understand that you may be indecisive about whether or not you should choose BARF for your American Bully. Luckily, there’s plenty of information available, so before you decide to start your dog on this diet, check out the discussion forums at Capcity Bullys and consult your vet.
If you opt for it but are uncomfortable preparing the food, there are plenty of options for buying commercial BARF food. And if you have experience with this diet, feel free to share it in the comments.
We would love to hear your thoughts!