Since I adopted Ginger, I was feeding her a high quality kibble, but soon noticed she was gaining weight and it wasn't due to lack of exercise. When I asked my vet they just told me to feed her less and walk more. That really didn't sound right or add up in my mind, so I did some further investigating and asking a friend/breeder, who told me "kibble can make dogs gain weight and it's not you." She then told me she feeds her dogs barf food and is extremely impressed with the results and the quality. After feeding Ginger the new barf diet, I'm extremely impressed. She has lost her "kibble rolls" and couldn't be more excited at meal times for her food! Thanks Barf World for producing such a high quality product :)
- Sarah Snider
Jamaica Plain, MA
I’d like to thank you for your kind words of acknowledgement. It is a rare treat to find an organization so devoted, and with such a clear agenda of absolute concern, and love of animals. I regard our furry companions as "Precious Life," so dear to our hearts, and would like to thank you for your dedicated efforts of bringing the real nutritional needs of our dear furry friends to focus.
With your efforts, we now have the means to break the bonds of bogus information the pet food industry ha so cleverly crafted. It is only common sense that the dead food they have falsely led us to believe was of nutritional value is actually creating health problems that have cost us untold expense and pain.
I am convinced after seeing the wonderful changes that have come over my dog, Marky in the way of weight control and fulfillment the raw food diet has brought forth, that I am now one of your biggest advocates of your nutritional philosophy. I have already convinced several of my neighbors and friends of the value of your BARF diet, and I’m positive they will soon become part of your devoted BARF family of followers. I fully agree that a raw food diet is the smart way to go as I also eat many raw veggies and fruits myself, and I am a true believer of the value it has brought to my own well being. Raw food brings to the table a host of exceptional nutrition, and living enzymes.
- Paul Dumas
Since on the BARF diet, Max (our 5-year-old golden) has more energy, he's more alert and I feel his sense of smell is heightened. I was skeptical at first but was amazed at all the positive changes in our boy! He can't wait to eat every day. We give him one patty in the A.M. and one in the P.M. We were also trying to slim him down - he was 101 lbs. It's been three weeks and he has lost 3 lbs...He's very handsome! Thank you for changing his life for the better!
- Kathy Slodowski
My two 9-year old girls were a good 15 lbs. overweight and had constant tummy gas issues. Since we switched and used BARF World's products, they have lost weight and their coats are beautiful. As far as tummy issues are concerned, they are totally resolved. You guys have given excellent customer service and I will spread the news. Thanks so much for healthier pets.
- Ursula Terrio
Crescent City, CA
After Kirby was neutered, he began to gain a lot of weight and even developed a limp. The vet suggested that Kirby had a thyroid problem and wanted him on prescription Science Diet food. I didn't want to feed Science Diet because I knew that it was not a good diet. I also had previously lost a cat to that food. So, I did a little research online and found BARF. It made sense so I decided to try it. Kirby is losing that extra weight, is much healthier, energetic and even stopped shedding as much.
- Emilio Pace
I am so glad I finally decided to make the switch to the BARF diet for my pets. My eleven year old Dalmation named "Dodger" has lost weight. He had some arthritis in his hind quarters, but now acts like a puppy, running and jumping around. He keeps up much better with our Black Lab "Bruce". I wish I had done this sooner, and will never go back to that other way of feeding. They both love it! BARF FOR LIFE!
- Donna Russell
Hi Evan and Amber,
I wanted to send you a quick note of Thanks. Our little Karma, senior epileptic English bulldog, is doing so wonderfully on BARF. She has gone a year now without any grand mal cluster seizures. She is still on her cocktail of three medications and we are religious about her getting them on time. BUT she hasn't had a seizure. That is the most important of all. Her seizures always require hospitalization to break the clusters and they are so taxing on our girl.
Karma has reduced her weight by about 6 pounds. Doctor would like to see another 6 pounds off but it is a slow process as Karma is such a good girl she gets quite a few treats for all that goodness.
For your purposes though, while we are averaging about $220 a month on food, our vet bills have dropped by more than double that. And, Karma and mom and dad are all a lot let stressed! One hospitalization for Karma's seizures usually runs us into the $4,000 range. I am not talking about those vet bills, I am talking about all the other malady, digital cyst, eye infection, bladder or other urinary tract infections that have been a norm in Karma's past.
You see Karma was rescued from an unrepeatable breeder. Her little body had produced many puppies. She was constantly crated and not provided with good nutrition. We tried and tried different well meaning diets but the day we found BARF, we found our girls answer to a much happier healthier life.
I just want to say thank you. Your support has been invaluable. Your productions are incredible.
You are the best.
- Catherine Moore
"Joker is my Jack Russell Terrier. We started him on the BARF Diet to help him gain weight. He is missing his back teeth, so getting him to put on weight has been a challenge. Not only does he love the food, but his weight has dramatically improved in the month or two that he has been on the BARF Diet. I have my Joker back to normal, squirrel-hunting in the backyard!"
- Charlotte Rodkey
Fort Walton Beach, FL
My German Shepherd-mix is a very large dog, weighing in at over 120 pounds at one point. It didn't matter what or how much he was eating, or how much exercise he was getting, he was just a big boy. When he was four, he tore his ACL, a year later he tore the other one. After having two surgeries in just over one year, I became very concerned about his senior years. After putting him on the best dry kibble I could find, we saw some improvement so thought we were heading the right direction. Two years later, and nothing was worse, but nothing got better either. I started researching again and found the raw diet. Realizing that I could not prepare this type of food daily for my dog, I looked for a company that did, and I found BARF. Having been on the BARF diet for three weeks now, my dog has lost weight and is walking easier. Feeding him is easy and he loves the food. So, in all I am very happy with switching to the BARF diet, Coco and I are both getting everything we need. Thank you.
- Elizabeth Peterson
Comet's coat was dull and he was very thin when we became his foster family a few months ago. He is a very energetic one year old English Springer Spaniel. When we changed him over from kibble to the BARF diet his coat became glossy and soft. Over the last month, by adjusting the amount of food we feed him to meet his energy requirements, he gradually is gaining to a healthier weight.
- Judie Svihula
Chapel Hill, NC
Ollie is a gorgeous 9-year-old "charparymer" mutt. Since he started BARF, he's lost weight, has got more energy, and his eyes are clearing up!!
- Paula Knudsen
Lia has been on the BARF diet for only 2 weeks and her weight is dropping back down to a healthy weight and she has more energy. She's more playful and bouncy too. She doesn't need to be coaxed to eat her food anymore and she's not trying to eat the cats' wet food instead. BARF has definitely turned around meal times for us and now everyone is happy!
- Heidi Hentila
I have two 18-month-old Boston Terriers that are thriving on the BARF Diet. I am quite knowledgeable about body building and knew that if I put my dogs on a high protein raw diet that their muscle mass would increase.
I found the BARF Diet on the internet and thought that the price was quite reasonable compared to similar products out there on the market. The patties are so easy and convenient to feed – just thaw and serve!
The first thing that I noticed after feeding my dogs the BARF Diet patties was that my dogs started to bulk up and their coats also began to shine like never before. One of my terriers, Risa, just delivered her first litter of puppies. According to the breeder books, Boston Terriers normally have 3 to 5 puppies per litter and must have a cesarean section done to deliver. Risa had eight puppies naturally and all the puppies are plump and full of life. She is extremely healthy and full of milk.
I have had many people remark on the excellent condition both my dogs are in. I am so ecstatic about the results the BARF Diet has had on both of my dogs and I have convinced my mother-in-law and sister-in-law to feed the BARF Diet to their pets as well.
I'll never go back to kibble!!!
- Lynn Ann Bogard
Tinton Falls, NJ
I have been feeding my soft-coated wheaten terriers BARF patties for over a year now and I am thrilled with the results. My first wheaten, a female, would eat anything at all and never had any digestive issues – but was always carrying a few extra pounds that we couldn’t lose. My male wheaten would eat only a few things and that did not seem to include kibble. I tried so many different brands of kibble for him and he did not gain weight. I tried adding cheese, then home-cooked supplements, then handmade meatballs and still he did not gain weight. He was so thin that it was holding us back in the show ring.
I was advised to try feeding a raw diet for both dogs but I resisted out of fear of germs and inconvenience. Then I heard a presentation on BARF frozen patties. I decided that since I had tried everything else, I would try this and see. To my amazement, both dogs loved the patties! They had energy and stayed healthy and vibrant. My female lost weight and my show male gained weight!! I find it easy to control their weight with the patties and I always know they will eat their meals.
I am very impressed with the food. When people see my show male they often ask what I feed him and I proudly report BARF frozen patties. Try them for your dogs, they will love them!
- Sandra Ross
Lexi has lost weight. She is down 10 lbs from when she was overweight. Her teeth are white. She really is a beautiful dog- people stop their cars so they can look at her!
- Nancy Ruiz
Marley loves the (BARF) food. He looks really good and everyone can't believe that he is almost 9. His fur looks really nice. He used to be overweight at 117 and now he's staying at under 100! On the diet his weight just came off easily and naturally. It is a big change. The vet says his weight is just right.
- Janine Dickenson
When we rescued Greta, she was a year old and 25 lbs under weight. She was in terrible shape. Even the vet that had a wall of kibble diet in her office, advised me not to feed raw. When I took her back to the vet after being on raw the vet said, "My God, what have you done to this dog!" I gloatingly told her it was the raw diet. The diet really turned Greta around. She switched to it immediately, with no problems at all.
- Jere Murray
My German Shepherds are losing weight which is good. Cody has hip dysplasia but he is walking and running better. His sister Mindy, when she walks or when she runs, has a lightness to her steps and Cody seems to have a better glide to his steps too which he didn't have before. Before he kind of dragged his limbs along, and now he sort of has that lightness in his steps as well. Also, when he ran, his front leg would swing out to the left, instead of going straight forward, and I don't see quite as much of that now.
- Robert Hughes
Santa Cruz, CA