Over the past couple of years there has been an increase in the number of dog owners who have moved away from feeding their dogs on some of the more commercial dried foods.

The BARF diet has been popular with gundog and working dog owners for many years now and Albion Meat Products has harnessed this popularity by extending its range of meat products to include a Working Dog Range to go alongside its Standard, Canine Country Bowl Premium, Chunky and Freeflow ranges…

BARF follows the principle of evolution that dogs are descended from wolves and other wild dogs and although humans have changed their external appearance as well as special skills (guarding, protecting, hunting or lap-dogs), the dog’s digestive system however remains unchanged. Dogs belong to the family of carnivores, i.e. meat eaters with sharp incisors designed for more than just grinding vegetables and grain.

This most natural way of feeding your dog or cat is endorsed by many Holistic Vets including members from the British Homeopathic Veterinary Association and is often seen by many as being the best way to guarantee a healthy, long and content life for a pet.

According to Catherine Donnegan, Founder of Albion Meat Products which has been providing BARF-based, meat products for over 30 years now believes that feeding this diet to gundogs and working dogs helps to improve their health so they are less likely to suffer from injury. A good percentage of Albion Meat Product’s customers are gundog or working dog owners says Catherine and they find that by mixing quality meat products with a balance of mixed vegetables provides all the vitamins and minerals that a gundog or working dog needs for an active life.

According to Catherine,

“Tripe contains the lactic acid bacteria which is the main ingredient in probiotics. The same gastric juices that help cattle with digestion aid the canine in digesting food and efficiently utilizing food. It contains amino acids which are necessary for muscular development which is essential for gun and working dogs. Energy levels can be increased by adding more Beef and Lamb to the diet when working as higher protein and fat levels are then required. Chicken is also naturally rich in Omega 3 & 6 for healthy joints and a shiny coat and also contains chondroitin & glucosamine which is ideal for the joints and immune system.”

“The addition of raw bones to the diet offers stimulation and exercise for the jaw as well as introducing natural minerals in to the dog’s diet. The main thing about the BARF diet is that it helps to maintain the correct weight for the dog reducing stress on the joints so helping to prevent problems in the future”

Their new Canine Country Bowl Premium Working Dog range consists of three varieties, Meaty Feast, and Lamb Feast which provide a complete diet made up of tasty meat and vegetables and Salmon and Tripe ideal for dogs with sensitive stomachs and packed full of omega oils for the coat and skin.

Benefits of the BARF Diet

  • Tarter build-up on the teeth is eliminated, breath is improved and a dog will have stronger teeth.
  • Itchy skin conditions associated with allergies will be alleviated.
  • Chronic Diarrhoea often disappears and stool volume and odour is significantly reduced.
  • A dog’s weight will be brought into line and it’s easy to maintain a leaner, fit body.

To order your food online or for any further information on Albion Meat Products, visit our website: www.albionmeatproducts.co.uk or telephone: 01386 554095