BARF stands for Biologically Appropriate Raw Food. There are different ways to compose a raw diet, but all have one characteristic in common, they are rich in meat, organs and bones. Some may also have some vegetables, whose function is not only to be sources of vitamins and minerals, but also fiber, to keep balanced and strong the intestinal microbiome.
It is also a highly palatable diet, which by its composition meets the digestive physiological characteristics of dogs and cats, helps to promote satiety control and thus maintain an optimal body condition.
The BARF diet can be adapted to the different life stages of the animal and therefore is suitable for all healthy animals.
Natural Cooked Diet
Cooked diets can, like raw diets, be balanced and nutritious. The different forms and times of confection of the ingredients alter their nutritional profile, being this knowledge very important, because it allows us to adapt these new characteristics to the specific needs of each animal.
This diet is indicated for all healthy animals but also for all animals suffering from some pathology, especially gastrointestinal, oncological and immune system disorders. In many situations it can be used in the transition process between processed commercial diets for a BARF diet.
The ketogenic diet is a fatty-rich diet, namely medium chain triglycerides (MCT) and low in carbohydrates, which aims to promote a change in the body's metabolism, causing it to use as the main source of energy ketone bodies (from MCT) rather than glucose (simple sugar), and thus, cause the body to enter a state of ketosis.
It can be indicated as an integrative part of the control of some pathologies, namely oncological, diabetes mellitus and epilepsy.
Animals that perform this type of diet should be monitored to ensure that their body is in the correct state of ketosis. Medical monitoring is therefore important and fundamental, so that all adjustments can be made whenever necessary.