Hi there, knew nothing about barf diets until I came on here, interested in how much it costs a week to feed as opposed to other types of food.
Natural Instinct is £2.70 for 1kg which lasts Flo, who is 11kg, 5 days so that's 54p per day. She has a couple of bones a week as well which about 20p each.Hi there, knew nothing about barf diets until I came on here, interested in how much it costs a week to feed as opposed to other types of food.
I was as well when I worked it out as it's cheaper than the Origen kibble I was using. I now use Origen kibble for treats which is much cheaper than buyer little bags of commercial dog treats.wow thats really cheap , thought it was going to be really expensive, am impressed
When I first got Flo used the food the breeder gave me for a week - stress of moving can upset their tummies so a sudden food switch wouldn't help - then gradually switched her from breeders food to James Wellbeloved. At the time thought that was a premium food but subsequently found out about non carb/rice/grain Origen. Switched Flo to Origen a few months ago then decided to move to NI. If you are camping for 5 days then a pack of Ni would be OK as long as you have a fridge for 5 days. You could go for a premium food like Origen to start then switch to NI after you holiday - you could then keep any Origen for treats. Quantities for NI are on their website http://www.naturalinstinct.com/pages/Feeding-Guidelines.htmldid you put Flo on it as soon as you got her, we get our pup at the end of July and then have 5 days camping at end of Aug which he is coming to, so am concerned that the frozen meat is not going to be any good as not got a freezer
in the caravan. Maybe I should wait to put him on it when we come back. How do you know how much to feed a day, sorry have lots of questions
i will be very interested to see this, although i have been feeding raw for over 4 years i have only in the last year and a half started making my own as before i used a company who prepacked, but the quality of the meat sliped and the deliverys became unreliable meaning we were without meat for a week sometimes two waiting on the next deliver, even our local rep for the company was getting sick of it.I've been taking some photos of the JD BARF diet (as there are several slight variations on the theme - but it is what I do - so I only feel it safe to refer to it a JD BARF - to openly allow others to add their views) and once I have a full step by step set-up I'll post it ...........though you will note that I'm doing it for 23 dogs !!.............so if you want to give it a go - take a peek and make a 23rd of it !