SmartBarf Food Supplement to Support Raw Fed Dogs
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A 100% natural source of various essential minerals, vitamins and nutrients. A dehydrated blend of over 50 different herbs & vegetables, seeds & nuts, fruits & berries, and pulses. Quick and easy to use - just add water. A 500gm bag, if fully re-hydrated, would weigh 2.5kgs. Enough for up to 35 servings for a medium size dog. No need to add other supplements. Ideal for all dogs.
How to use
2 – 5kg dogs:
0.5-1.5 teaspoons per day (100-250 daily portions per bag)
5 – 10kg dogs:
2-2.5 teaspoons per day (50-80 daily portions per bag)
10 – 20kg dogs:
1-2 tablespoons per day (25-50 daily portions per bag)
20 – 35 kg dogs:
2.5-3.5 tablespoons per day (15-20 daily portions per bag)
35 kg and over dogs:
4-9 tablespoons per day (6-12 daily portions per bag)
How to keep
While SmartBarf can be stirred into a suitable pet mince as a dry mix, it is better to rehydrate it first, by adding hot water and allowing it to cool before stirring it into the mince. Rehydrated SmartBarf can be stored in a fridge for up to 7 days, or frozen.
Ingredients: Herbs, Vegetables & Seaweed (40%): A range of leafy greens, root crops, Mediterranean herbs, medicinal herbs and seaweed.
Seeds & Nuts (40%): Various meadow, vegetable & herb seeds plus tropical and woodland nuts known for their oils, amino acids, minerals and health benefits.
Fruits & Berries (10%): Selections from orchard, Mediterranean & tropical fruits with native hedgerow berries are included for their range of antioxidants and vitamins.
Pulses & Beans (10%): Chosen for the positive effects they have on digestion, as a prebiotic and as a source of coenzyme Q10 for energy.
A number of ingredients have insecticidal, antiseptic, anti-fungal or antibiotic properties e.g. aniseed, fennel, mint, oregano, sage, thyme. Other ingredients were chosen for their gastro-intestinal effects, including digestion, breath freshening & flatulence, as a pre-biotic and improved liver performance e.g. aniseed, beetroot, caraway, carrot, evening primrose, hawthorn, locust bean, milk thistle, mint, nigella. Still others were chosen for their ability to improve memory, reduce stress & anxiety and to calm e.g. apple, basil, hawthorn, poppy, pumpkin, sage, walnut.
There are those that have significant levels of vitamins (A, B, C, E and K), or of trace elements (calcium, chromium, iodine, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, zinc) e.g. asparagus, banana, brazil nuts, broccoli, linseed, millet, perilla, poppy, pumpkin, rosehips, seaweed or of growth factors e.g. safflower, sesame, sunflower
Some ingredients have a good range of antioxidants, amino acids and omega oils e.g. apricots, basil, broccoli, camelina, goji, hemp, mint, niger, parsley, perilla, poppy, prunes, tomato or are themselves the source of supplements e.g. Coenzyme Q10 comes from peanuts and L-Tryptophan is extracted from pumpkin.
Finally, perhaps because of their phytocompounds, some appear to improve energy levels by impacting the lungs or the heart e.g. asparagus, basil, beetroot, chickpea, dates, oregano, peanuts, perilla, sunflower, walnut.
- No need to add coconut oil
- No need to add kelp
- No need to add hemp oil
- No need to add vitamin C supplements
- No need to add omega 3, 6 and 9 rich oils
- No need to add lecithin
- No need to add prebiotics
- No need to add brewer’s yeast
SmartBarf simplifies feeding!
I feed raw and I could never feed the variety of veg and other goodies that are in this mix if I made it myself. This has made my life so much easier and most importantly, the dogs enjoy it too!