The BARF Diet (Bones and Raw Foods Diet) attempts to recreate your pet's ancestor's diet by providing nutrition from raw foods. North Coast Pets carries all of the essential equipment a pet owner needs to transition their pets to the raw diet. From food dehydrators to meat grinders, our meat processing supplies will help you prepare raw meals for your pets. We also have food storage bags and other storage options to keep your pet's food supply fresh.
Please Note: If you want to feed a raw diet but don't want to handle raw meats, check out our DEHYDRATED RAW DIETS In the FOODS section!
Canines, or Canids, are carnivorous mammals. They have teeth called incisors used for ripping and tearing raw flesh or meat. The domesticated canines, or dogs, of today have the same tooth and jaw structure as their ancestors, the wolves, who lived and thrived upon raw meat, meaty bones and the predigested foods (such as grasses, leaves, berries and seeds) of their prey. In addition, the large intestine of all canines, both wild and domesticated, is short and straight by nature indicating the biological makeup of a carnivorous eating mammal. This canine trait, a straight large intestine, is vital to the health of carnivorous mammals. By passing foods more quickly, the digestive period of foods is shortened, leaving very little chance of harm from potential bacteria.
A raw diet recreates the way our pet's ancestors have eaten in the wild for thousands of years. Dogs and cats are carnivores. Left to their own devices, their typical daily diet, like that of their wild cousins (wolves and the big cats), would involve catching (or finding) and eating another animal. A raw diet returns our pets to this more natural form of nutrition, as if they had hunted and caught their ""perfect"" dinner.
When a carnivore eats an herbivore (plant and grass eating animal) like a rabbit or a deer, the carnivore eats some meat, some bone, some organ meats (liver, heart, kidney, etc.), and a small amount of green vegetation contained in the herbivore's digestive tract. These ingredients are the four main food groups of a good raw diet.
|What is BARF?||BARF....the name alone makes some people ill, but it sure will make your dog happy. The name Barf stands a diet the uses BONES AND RAW FOODS. Thanks to the internet, BARF has been sweeping the pet world. Both dogs and cats can eat a BARF, or raw diet.|
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Benefits of a Barf, or raw diet that no other diet can match:
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As a loving pet owner, you want the best possible products to make your pet's life the best it could be. North Coast Pets carries a variety of healthy pet products made from the most natural ingredients for your dogs, cats, birds, and more. Our all-natural dog treats (kangaroo treats, ostrich treats and rabbit treats) are all grain-free without preservatives. We also have flea control products to help prevent and treat the outbreak of fleas, and essential equine products for your horse including anti-cast strips, vitamins, first aid and grooming supplies. Take a more holistic and natural approach to caring for your animals to ensure a long and healthy life together.
If you are looking for top quality pet supplies for your dog, cat, fish, bird or horse, you have come to the right place. Come in and have a look around. Check out our dog grooming supplies featuring brand names like Laube, K-9 and Metro Dryer. Check out our new nutritional supplements from K9-Power and Nzymes. Many items like our Kangaroo Treats, Ostrich Treats and Rabbit Treats won't be found at your local pet store and are vet recommended for dogs with allergies. Most pet stores have never even heard of B.A.R.F., yet we have a whole section for people who want to feed their dogs and cats a biologically appropriate raw food diet. Daily Best Liquid Vitamins (formerly Pawier) and Salmon Skin Treats are a hit with our canine friends! Ball crazy dog? Get a Egge or a Tuggo Ball. Tether Tug is great outdoor fun for your pup. Positive reward training your dog can be easy with our new MCRS Magnetic Training System and the K-9 BSD Reward Launcher. Have you ever seen a Dog Trotter Treadmill at your local pet store? So please, come on in and look around. If you have any questions, feel free to ask a qualified representative.
Most of all.....HAVE FUN!
This website is in memory of Samson, our white German Shepherd and Delilah, our Doberman (pictured on many of our pages) . Samson succumbed to liver failure on 12/20/2009. He was the best friend that I've ever had and will be deeply missed by all that knew him. Without him, we would never have started North Coast Pets. On 5/05/2015 Delilah joined Samson at the Rainbow Bridge. She was 12.5 yrs old. Now she plays with her Samson until we are together again.
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You never know how much time you will have with them.