A practical introduction to the trend towards feeding dogs in a natural and
species-appropriate way. With the debate about the most appropriate way
to feed “man’s best friend”, more and more dog owners are realising that
feeding raw meat, combined with fresh vegetables and oils, is a cheaper and
more importantly healthier alternative to dry dog food and tinned meat.
Some of the positive effects can be seen in healthy skin, a glossy coat, less
body and mouth odour and a strong immune system.
The author explains the raw food diet for dogs in a clear and practical way,
demonstrating a daily routine, describing the ingredients and dispelling the
prejudices. Silke Böhm compiles shopping lists, describes meats that are
especially benefi cial for dogs and keeps at the ready negative lists of harmful
substances. Suitability for daily use and practical relevance are in the foreground,
making the raw food diet easy for anybody to manage.
About the author
Silke Böhm is closely involved with the BARF diet, not least because her
own dog suffers from an allergy. She very quickly gained control over this
problem with the help of Dr Monika Linek, a vet specialising in skin diseases,
who gives detailed information on this topic in the “Allergies” chapter.