Zena is the reason why I initially went to raw food because I tried every kind of dog food for her allergies. She was getting ear infections and skin allergies (which white dogs are prone to). It was a nightmare!
The vet said, "Well, we could put her on shots," and I thought, "No. That's like putting a Band-Aid on a broken arm."
So I started doing BARF for Zena and then: no more ear infections. She used to itch herself under the armpit which is a tell-tale sign of food allergies. She would rip herself apart to the point where she was bleeding. It was horrible. But not anymore. It definitely works!
- Alex Shafir
I've had Gemma on the BARF Diet since day one. Everyone remarks how shiny her coat is and how wonderful her teeth are. She doesn't have that doggie smell and her "business" is pretty nice. I LOVE this food!
I tell you: Gemma has a dog friend - whose a white lab - and when they run (and they really do run, like a free run along the beach or across the fields) you can see how fit she is. You can see all of her muscles. She looks good!
- Paulette Duffy
North Kingstown, RI
I love, love, LOVE my holistic vet and he is the one who gave me the initial information about BARFworld's product. Because I trust him implicitly, I was more than willing to give it a go. My dogs haven't been on it long enough (only about a week) to notice a substantial difference yet but the product looks and smells and whole lot more appealing than even the best quality kibble, is less trouble than any canned food, and the customer service has been unparallelled.
- Kristi Fowler
My dogs have been on the BARF diet since they were "adolescents". They are full of energy and their coats are thick, shiny and soft. I get compliments all the time on how good they look. They are healthy, happy and have no joint issues.
- Vanessa Murray
Between the ages of 3 to 6 or so we battled continuously with skin issues so bad that if it had not been for finding your food I would have ended his suffering. Spent a fortune on tests and pills and kept him alive by using antibiotics practically continually to keep skin infections at bay. He still has an occasional itchy spot from an insect bite or flea bite which he still seems to be highly allergic, but for the most part he can go outside and chase rabbits and patrol the yard without consequence!! Even though at 13 he's quite old for a schnauzer, thanks to your food he's still happy, healthy and strong. BARF changed and saved his life and I still have my little buddy!!
- Mary Lou R.
Magoo 9yrs old and his mom Kayla 14yrs old. Golden retrievers. Both love the barf diet. Magoo has allergies and does better on raw food.
Kayla is has worn down most of her teeth so the barf patties are perfect for her. Her appetite has improved on this diet.
We also feed it to Johhny who is a 5yr old mastiff mix and Steele a 7 month old weimeranar mix. Both are strays that came to us. They love the diet and their coats look awesome!
- Tarrin Warren
Taika is my Finnish Spitz who has been on BARF all her life. It has just been easy. Her digestion is great, her weight is great, her energy is up, up, up always! It's so easy to prepare- I'm just delighted on all accounts. Her coat is glossy, which is due to proper nutrition. She has a good immune system. Eating correctly certainly bolsters one's health and she is a walking example of canine health.
- Suzanne Macaulay
Colorado Springs, CO
My goldendoodle, Daisy recently started dog agility training and she's just flying through those hoops. It's hard to keep up with her! She's been on the BARF diet since she was a puppy. After my last two golden retrievers were diagnosed with cancer, I decided I had to do something to protect Daisy from the same fate. So I started feeding her the BARF Diet. She is doing so well on it that I'm now in the process of converting my Bengal cat, Kitty to the BARF Diet as well.
- Sharon Gardner
"I´ve had Pierre, my Aussie, on the BARF diet since I adopted him as a puppy. He is now a little over a year old, and thriving on this food. He is happy, healthy and beautiful. It is wonderful to have his food delivered to my door every month. Not only that, the customer service is amazing.
BARF, Pierre and I love you.
- Rocio Sandhu
South Pasadena, CA
I adopted a 3 week old Schnauzer mix who;s mama was rescued from a puppy Mill. When I brought Rio home he kept scratching and looked very uncomfortable. I wasn't sure if it was the food the rescue group had him on or not. I immediately went onto the web searching for better, natural food to give him. That's when I found BARF. After I ordered it, I saw a complete change in Rio's skin and coat after a month. He completely stopped scratching and guess what? His breath doesn't even smell. He is now 8 months old and he love's his food. He will do back flips for it.
- Valentina & Jean-Claude Rovaldi
South Glastonbury, CT
Petunia was rescued with mange and hardly any hair in the winter outside Buffalo, NY. Her foster family nursed her back to an adoptable state. And I was lucky enough to adopt her in June 2011. I've been feeding her BARF since I got her. My parents have been feeding their Bernese BARF since getting him as a puppy. My dad researched the best food and decided it was BARF so I figured when I got little bundle of love who had suffered so many health problems BARF was the only choice. Needless to say it was the right choice. Petunia loves it and now she's as healthy as can be. She has a ton more hair and just is so happy and healthy. I found a great vet who thought BARF was a good choice for Petunia so between BARF and my vet, Petunia is living like a normal happy healthy life. She's my baby and I'd do anything for her so I won't feed her anything but BARF. The skin problems and lack of hair are no longer an issue. As you can see from the pictures she's so cute, happy, and healthy.
- Christopher Coggins
"The BARF diet has cured my dog Dexter of severe diarrhea. When Dexter's on the raw diet his stools come out good but when he's on kibble it comes out loose. Both dogs have so much more energy and never looked better. BARF World has educated me very well on this diet and I'm much happier being able to give my dogs a healthier lifestyle. "
- Orrie Markfeld
North Woodmuir, NY
Being a Raw Vegan myself and understanding how to obtain optimal health it is VERY refreshing to have a shipment sent right to my front door every two weeks versus making the food myself. Not to mention he is thriving on this food more than ever. At 8-years old, he acts like he did when he was a puppy...WE LOVE BARF WORLD and are both forever grateful !!!!!! As you can see, among all the different ages, he still looks just as youthful as the years before, except a little more gray. He has always been on a high raw diet, but now he is thriving more than ever at the age of eight since discovering BARF WORLD. You are all amazing from the food to the customer service.
- Marisa Morabito
From Tank: This is ALL ABOUT LOVING MY BARF Diet!!!!!
I keep my dish with me, just in case there might be more in it. REALLY! I LOVE my food now, and I am eating it with gusto! Before...well, eating was a chore. Not any more. I lick my bowl, and then some.
- Madeleine Blake
I began using BARF in 2010 and have been extremly happy with the product and the excellent service. I had been introduced to the idea of a "raw" diet for my dogs and researched it extensively. BARF proved to be the easiest, most practical and more importatnly, my dogs love it and are very healthy!
- Lynn Blades
I spell his name Roscoe, he's a big 3 yr old Basset/Beagle mix, almost 60lbs!, and not chubby anymore since he's been on the BARF.
He started displaying symptoms around October/November '12 when his ear discharge became noticeable and then his nose started to scab and crust over before turning raw. And the area near his eyes had scabs. We tried some topical meds from the vet and switched him from Blue Wilderness holistic kibble to Science Diet.
Nothing worked and then we tried BARF in January but didn't give it enough time since symptoms were worsening and I got nervous.
We went back to the vet, changed his diet back to Science Diet and put him on a few rounds of steroids (prednisone) as well as eye meds and ear drops. As soon as the steroid round ended, symptoms returned. Last option was a drug called Atopica and at this point he diagnosed Roscoe with lupus.
I decided to try BARF instead since Atopica had some serious possible side effects and this was when the vet said he would see me in a month.
8 months later, he's the healthiest dog I can ask for and loves his BARF Diet patties. Quite a transformation from the sick dog he was.
I try to tell other dog owners about the benefits I experienced all the time, so their pets can be just as healthy as Roscoe.
- Kirill Galperin
I had a most charming conversation with Chris, one of the phone reps for BARF World. While I was bending Chris's ear about how much my dog adores your food, he asked if he could send me an e-mail and have me send in a picture of my dog, that possibly it could be posted on the web site. I have not received the e-mail yet, so I thought I would just send in the two best pictures I have of my dog.
His name is "Grant", he is almost 11 months old. He is a living, breathing testimony to this wonderful food. Thanks very much and keep up the great work!!
- Katie Smith
I rescued a red doberman (Dharma) and have been feeding her barf diet and using the E-BARF Plus supplement. Her coat is so soft and it shines, her eyes are bright and she's full on energy. I have looked at other supplements that friends have told me about but none come close to what BARF offers. People always stop me and comment on her beautiful coat.
- Judy & Bill Leonard
Whitehouse Station, NJ
Milly's been on the BARF Diet from the beginning and she's doing fine. We never go to the vet unless its for a shot. I'm so pleased with that. Both of my daughters have pets on BARF too.
Also, her coat is gorgeous and we have no shedding. She is such a doll. Everywhere we go people just can't get over her cute, little face.
- Jean Huffaker
Isis was always on a raw diet but something happened with a shipment of food not showing up, forcing me to buy more people food, which leads to tons of money! i went searching online for other options and my heart literally went to my stomach when I found BARF world! You are not only cheaper, but quicker and even more convienant. Isis cant wait for meals and loves your food! I'm thrilled that your company cares so much about the health of my dog - it makes such difference!
- Mary Vaughn
We have a 4-year-old German Shepherd and a 17-year-old cock-a-poo and both of these healthy canines have either grown up on the BARF raw diet or spent much of their golden years benefiting from this excellent food.
We chose BARF on the recommendation of a trusted friend, but time and experience has proven that the advice was solid. Our animals are healthy and happy in no small part due to the excellent nutrition they receive from this great food.
We know how important a good diet is to the life and happiness of our animals and we give them the best we can to insure that they will be a part of our family a long time. The only other things we add are love, exercise and excellent veterinary care when needed.
Thank you BARF for providing excellent nutrition for Heidi and Dawg.
- Norma Sweeny
Pancho loves his B.AR.F. World chicken nuggets. He is more active, has more endurance and he seems happier. Maybe someday he will be able to jump and play like other dogs.
- Arthur Rochester
Studio City, CA
My GSD, Boomer swallowed two small, stuffed toys at class one day. One of them stuck to his intestines and became horribly infected. A month of ultrasounds, antibiotics, and three big surgeries brought him near death. The doctors were all amazed that he lived. Then, at the hospital, they tried to feed him dry dog food. He refused. They tried canned dog food. Again - a refusal. The hospital was over an hour from my home, so I was not constantly with him. When they called about his refusal to eat, I told them he ate only raw food - BARF, of course. When the doctor brought some ground beef for Boomer, the doctor almost lost a hand. After that I was there with the BARF. Boomer is 10 now and in perfect health. I attribute his recovery to his diet. Thanks BARF PEOPLE!
- Anne Hodde
Santa Fe, NM
Here are a few pics of my pups, Toby and Pepper. They are healthy and happy on a raw food diet with the BARF Plus supplement.
As I told you on the phone, Pepper was a stray dog that we adopted. When she arrived at about 9 months of age, her coat was dry and coarse. After about 2 weeks on the raw diet we really saw her coat start to change. Now, at 13 months, her coat is so soft and shiny...what a difference.
Toby was weaned on a raw diet and I've continued it. At 18 months, he shows absolutely no signs of allergies common with other golden retrievers.
I'll never go back to kibble!!
- Andrea Fogleman
Cleo loves her food. She gets fed in the morning and in the evening. If it gets past the certain time and she hasn't been feed yet she will let me know. She is in the great shape and she has lost 3lbs. She has so much more energy now and is a happy little thing!
- Heather Barefoot
My 3 dogs, Tucker, Geronimo and Butch are all doing well on this food.
- John Rosemore
Diego is doing great on the BARF Diet. Ever since I've transitioned him to BARF, a lot of his skin issues have gone away, and a lot of his weight issues have improved, it's been amazing! It's great since the dalmatian breed is prone to allergies and urinary crystals.
- Saul Schulman
San Diego, CA
I rescued Fritz last year. A good friend who feeds raw, recommended the BARF World site. She said that feeding raw really made a difference in the rescue dogs that were coming in. I could definitely tell the difference in his stool. It was much more condensed. I live in a condominium and have to pick up after him when we walk all the time. It was a good difference to see.
- Lois Ramler-Vahlsing
I have been feeding BARF for a long time now. We started on it because Lucy, our mini poodle, was having terrible digestive problems. She had a crisis and had to be hospitalized. She was vomiting and losing weight quickly- just wasting away. We had to force feed her just to keep her alive. But she came out of it and now she is doing as best as she can possibly do. I think the change to raw saved her life!
- Charles & Jill Ross
New York, NY
We went through a month of trial and error with other foods trying to stop the diarrhea. Nothing would work for Arrow until we started him on the BARF Diet. After the first day, he was perfect. It was really incredible. I can't say enough about this food- we love it!
Our other dog Phoebe is a 12 year old bichon and she is in such excellent health due to the diet. I wouldn't ever do anything different for my dogs.
By the way, Stryder and Phoebe love the Wild Alaskan Salmon oil, as they do their BARF diet.
- Wendy And Thomas Kulterman
I have to say, I was really impressed with how BARF was packaged. Oh man! It arrived frozen solid- it was great. I've ordered raw food from other companies- one charges you an arm and a leg for the shipment, which is only Styrofoam lined box, not as nice as yours, with gel packs. BARF's was impressive. Since I've been mail ordering raw food, I thought I knew what to expect but WOW. It was really nice, I am just happy as a clam.
- Nancy Liebes
New Castle, IN
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
Jebediah (my cocker spanial) has had diarrhea his entire life. Really yucky, runny poops. We were so eager to try your food that we just quit the old food immediately and started with your food. We thought he might have a little trouble based on his past stomach issues - but his poops began to immediately improve. I told my husband that I have never been this excited to see Jebediah's poops!!! It is wonderful - solid and smaller. A lot easier to clean out of the lawn!!! We have told all of our friends and family about BARF. I just pray they will all listen. Our pets are suffering needlessly . . . but not mine!!! Thank you BARF!!
- Ruth And Pete Rauch
I originally started on the BARF diet for my labs. I didn't like the foods you could get in stores because of all the garbage in them. I was dissatisfied with the food that they were getting so I started researching a better diet for them. They did well on it and now both of my poodles are on it too! Their energy and the life quality of my dogs has been the thing I love the most about the diet.
- Janet Pickel
Citrus Heights, CA
"Everything I read about raw diets makes sense and it's a great way to eat. Bailey's been on the BARF diet his whole life. The breeder we got him from fed him a raw diet as a puppy and while I wanted to continue this for him, I didn't want to hassle with doing it all myself. BARF makes it easy so I'm happy. I do also give him some chicken wings and he does well on those but he loves your food! And the evidence of how good the food is is how well it is digested. I mean his poops are almost nothing. Plus everyone compliments him on his soft coat - it's shiny and his nails grow like crazy. He is a healthy boy because of a good diet."
- Mark & Karen Cleary
Cricket usually just lounges around with no energy at all. In the first few days she had more get-up-and-go. She loves it. I've been very impressed with it.
- Sharon Adams
Our family is hooked on BARF. The reason for us being hooked is quite clear- our previous dogs were street dogs and we spent thousands of dollars having growths removed from them. We took them to the holistic vet and told him about our experience with the cost of growth removals and he told us "feed BARF, there will be no growths." We really are very much impressed by the diet and the health of our new dog, Wizard. He is now 3 years old and has never had any abnormality. He's just been marvelous and we attribute that to the diet. We also supplement with the EBARF+ Probiotic Powder and the Alaskan Naturals Salmon Oil. Wizard was great with BARF alone but I have noticed an even greater sheen while on the supplements. The combination of the diet and supplements really go well together. Everyone at BARF World treats us so well, they really take good care of us.
- Skeet Perry
With the AutoBARF Gold automatic shipping program, my Golden retriever Sam's food comes exactly when it needs to come. The BARF Diet patties are so easy to feed and he absolutely loves it!
- Christine Fritze
We are a Hall of Fame Excellent Kennel #27 with the Australian Shepard Club of America (ASCA) and AKC. We raise are dogs to meet the ASCA Breed Standard and compete in Conformation, Stock Trials, Agility, Obedience and Rally. Are dogs are first and foremost are pets, but they are true athletes and while I can't afford to feed eight 50lb dogs your BARF formulas, I do add raw chicken necks to their meals of Super Premium kibble twice a day. The girls that will be bred go on your formula once their bred and stay on it until two months post weaning of puppies. Of course the puppies are weaned on to it, once we start weaning them off of their four legged mom. If your food was not so expensive believe me when I say the entire kennel would be 100% BARF fed, its just not feasible with the costs of showing & trialing dogs. I only breed a litter when I need something for myself, therefor its not a money making proposition for me. I will say I'm TOTALLY happy with your foods!
- Trisha Herring
Fort Valley, GA
You guys are good. It always comes out automatically on time and its good food. It's great when you don't have to think about it- time is money!
- Carol W.
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
We've been using E-BARF Plus for 4 years now. I've noticed that if he doesn't use the supplements his problems come back. He is a yellow lab with allergies and a sensitive tummy. Our holistic vet recommended E-BARF Plus and it worked. And I just wanted to say, anytime I call (BARF World), everyone is always so nice and gives great customer service. They are always inquisitive about how our pets are doing. Its amazing the level of concern there is about our pets- I appreciate that very much!
- Derek & Tricia Albert
Oro Valley, AZ
I know what artificial colors and flavors do to humans and what allergic reactions to these types of things can do to people so I began to think, "Why do we think dogs area immune to that stuff"? I started to look around at what was available at the stores for our pets and was not satisfied. I tried so many different diets before I decided to start making my pets their food myself. After nine months of making my pets food, I was exhausted. They were doing well - but I wasn't! So I decided to try the BARF Diet. I'm so glad that I did! It is so much easier and my dogs are all doing so well. Their stools are firm and they are very healthy.
- Connie Jo Crowder
Max, my poodle, did not like his kibble diet at all. We had heard from our breeder that the dry food is not good for them at all- and he HATED it. I tried adding wet food to get him to eat it but he would still take it out and not eat it. On BARF there is no gas, he eats everything and HE LOVES IT. Defrost it in the fridge, feed it and he licks the bowl clean. It does cost a little more money but he is doing well and loves it- its worth it.
- Susan Einzig
North Hills Roslyn,
I'm sure my dachshund, Bismarck, would try to eat the whole bag of BARF Diet if I gave him the opportunity to. He has been on it for most of his life. Coat looks great, teeth are good, no allergies. He's happy and frisky. Even after a long run he still has more energy than me!
- Chris Haag
Lucky was a digestive nightmare when I adopted him. He would only eat 1 meal a day. I tried several different foods and even cooked for him. Once I started BARF he had more energy, no lethargic behavior and is excited to eat. Thank you Barf World.
- Jill Nordin
Lake Elsinore, CA
I recently ordered the BARF diet for my 4.5 lb Chihuahua "Hank". He was suffering from Colitis, Itchy Skin and had to have his anal glands expressed frequently. He has been on the diet now for a couple of months and I can't believe the difference! He has more energy, his eyes are brighter and his coat feels as soft as a bunny! Thank you so much for creating this diet and thanks to Evan for all of his help in selecting the correct amount and type of food! I have recommended this diet to all of my friends! Julieann
- Julieann Myers
We began using BARF for our older dog Nicholas, who was plagued with allergies and digestive problems. He could clear a room with his gas. But after the BARF diet, he never had an episode of gas or diarrhea again. He thrived and so did all our pups.
- Barbara Nerone
My dog Kylee has been on the BARF diet for over a month now. She has lost weight and seems more satisfied. She even reminds us when it's dinner time by barking at us. When I am preparing her meals she comes running in and sits right next to me sniffing the air with anticipation. She eats every bit and begs less for additional treats. In fact she now sometimes turns down grain based treats. I believe by her behavior that she is more content and happy. It just makes good sense to feed raw. Since dogs ate raw meat for thousands of years, and we tried to switch them to grains which are not their natural diet.
- Roy Ohrberg
You guys have the best customer service I have ever received from any company EVER. You guys are just awesome. What I appreciate is that you always follow up, always have a cheerful attitude, are happy, and always call the dogs by their name because our dogs are family. It's just a really caring attitude. Whatever I needed, you did it. You guys are awesome to work with. I've just never experienced such great customer service and it wasn't just one person, everybody was helpful.
- Barbie Philips
During the first six weeks I had Cissie, I had a hard time getting her to eat. Gene (previous owner) also had had a hard time getting Cissie to eat. My daughter, who is into traditional foods, told me about this dog food she had seen online that was biologically appropriate raw food for dogs. In fact that was it's named - BARF. We laughed at the name, but we were happy to try it. That was October of 2011. Cissie loved it. In fact, I had to start giving her breakfast before her morning walk. We'd be a couple blocks away from home, and she'd just take off for home wanting her breakfast, running across streets before I could catch her. She loves BARF as you can see in the video. I'm so happy to say that Cissie is now one happy, healthy dog! Thank you, BARF World for your part in that!
- Cathleen Pomeroy
I heard about raw food through my chiropractor, who had her older dog on the raw diet. She said that he improved so much on it. I have had problems with all of my previous Yorkies. They all had health issues. I knew I had to do something and got them off the commercial food. BARF came up when I researched it. I ordered the books and got the diet. Truthfully they are doing great now.
- Betsy Pullen
Mishka is doing really good. I can definitely see the difference. Her fur is the main difference I'm noticing along with the energy increase. My parents used the BARF diet on their dogs and I know it works.
Mishka's eyes are doing better. She has a partial tear gland so she does not have the capacity to make enough tears. I think as she is getting old it might be getting a bit better and that's helping. The diet does help, I have noticed a difference when she is on it. She doesn't make the yucky mucus that she did before.
- Christina Quinby
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
I started feeding the BARF diet because of the dogs dying from the kibble recalls of 2007. It was then that I decided to feed T-Bone the BARF Diet exclusively. I love BARF and the boys love it too!
- Laura Atkinson
A few years ago we decided to start eating organically, reading every label to make sure we were eating the right things and not all the junk. Of course this meant that we were also trying to feed our dog the right food. We had searched for a while before we found a food that we thought was a good dog food, we also fed him scraps because we felt that was better than dog food.
I was watching a program Natural Companions and they talked about BARF. I am so very glad that I found this. Now we have found a dog food I like giving to my dog. Our dog loves these patties. He can hear me get them out of the refrigerator and he comes on the run. He loves them so much he even licks the plate clean. His coat glistens and you can almost see your reflection.
Thank you for a great dog food.
- Dianna Elliott
Everything arrives properly when I receive my orders. My expectations are always met. Our Bichons love BARF, they always lick their bowls clean!!!
- Nita And Mark Gryan
Shorty loves the Etta Says treats so much, that I was actually able to use them in order to train him how to sit. I am so impressed.
- Ann W Berger
Curly is a five month old American Eskimo puppy and he loves the barf diet. He can hardly contain his joy when I am preparing his food and this makes me feel good about giving it to him. He didn't act that way about the dry dog food:-)
- Lisa A Young
Our Mastiffs did great and loved the food. No complaints. The experience gave us perspective on what we need to do for our dogs for years to come. Your product is great.
- Michael & JoAnn Lawless
Saint Louis, MO
Sammy loves the BARF Diet. The food and the service is just wonderful.
- Kay Cunningham
South Padre Island, TX
We're very satisfied. The food is wonderful and it ships well. It worked out well with Naomi. The change with her stool happened quicker than we thought. We loved the fact that it comes in patties that are easy to feed and the dog loved it! I would recommend BARF to anyone.
- Bruce Birnberg
East Brunswick, NJ
Thanks to the BARF Diet, Tank has a smile on his face and more "pep" in his step these days!
- Tess Byrum
Virginia Beach, VA
Mars is glad that we have returned to the BARF Diet. We tried a cheaper brand but found they were indeed "cheaper" in every respect. It did not have the variety of the BARF Diet products and also did not have the same digestibility of BARF. Mars is quite happy to have his old stand-by back in his dish.
- Judith Roa
I cant thank you all enough for saving Charlie's life! Our doggie just turned 7 and he became so ill that he almost didn't recover. End of July 2013 he was shaky and couldn't hold his head up or go near water or food. We rushed him to the hospital and discovered he was diabetic with his glucose at 800. The vet said we have 2 choices, to either administer insulin every 12 hours for the rest of his life or have him put down (that was never going to happen). So he stayed in ICU for 7 days and finally came home. Two weeks ago, my mom called and said Charlie is vomiting uncontrollably and has diarrhea also, so I rushed him to his vet and after blood work he was diagnosed with pancreatitis. The range is to be under 200 and his was 839. The vet gave him tons of injections and sent him home with tons of anti-biotics and many other meds. A week later he started vomiting again and I rushed him back to his vet. Blood work was repeated and his pancreatitis range was now at 1000. The vet called me in with the saddest look on his face and asked what my plan was for Charlie. I began hysterically crying as I couldn't imagine our life without him. The vet said he will go home with way more anti-biotics and meds than before and IV's 2 x a day. He also thought it may be pancreatic cancer. I left there and called Evan at Barf world and all I can say is that call saved our Charlie's life. He got Robert on the phone right away, who faxed me a protocol for pancreatitis. Charlie's was one of the worst cases. Robert informed me as to how serious this was and how much I needed to follow this protocol. I was drained from daily vet visits and administering meds/Iv's. I wasn't able to sleep or eat all week from worry. Needless to say I was a basket case because Charlie was to repeat labs the following week and I knew it was going be the worst news ever. So I took him in on Monday and went back on Tuesday without him to be read the results. The vet called me in as the staff looked on holding their breath. I had called them numerous times a day and they really felt my pain but couldn't help Charlie. When I walked in the room, the vet had a look of confusion on his face. I just knew in my heart that the end for Charlie had come. But it wasn't the end for him!!! The vet said his pancreatic range was 54. I jumped up and down, screaming with joy! Even his staff rejoiced! I told them all that the folks at Barf World saved his life by sending me crucial info. Had I followed this protocol 2 weeks ago, Charlie wouldn't have suffered the way he did and I wouldn't be out thousands of dollars in vet bills. All I can say is these people at Barf world know more than any vet and I will only feed the raw diet to our little guy for the rest of his life.
Barf world, I cant thank you enough for the phone calls and concern. Ive never seen compassion like this before.
Lucy from California
- Lucy Saponjian
Van Nuys, CA
My 5 yr. old Golden, Chance - he does ok on dry food, but my conscience made me make the financial commitment finally. Muggs, my English Bulldog, that has been on your diet for probably about 3 1/2 years was having daily seizures for which the vet could find no cause. That is when I dug into the internet and did a bit of research and found you guys. The seizures stopped - she has had maybe 1 per year since I switched her diet - and she is trim and very healthy. I knew the diet would also be great for Chance, but couldn't work out the cost till now. I'm excited for him, I love your offerings. Thanks.
- Toni Lackey
I don't have a Before and After testimony, for comparison, to talk about health improvements I have seen in my dogs. Why? Because I have always fed my dogs the BARF diet, even before the BARF World company was born. I studied all of Dr. Billinghurst's books in order to comprise a homemade BARF diet based on his recommendations. Many of my friends and family were in awe that I would put the time in to study the raw approach to preparing a homemade diet...besides, "How could I possibly feed raw meat, and especially bones to my dogs!" Wasn't I afraid of bacteria and a dog should NEVER eat BONES!" Well...needless to say, I just loved those comments since it became grounds for a truly captive audience and a opportunity to educate and teach waht I have learned by studying Dr. Billinghurst's evolutionary diet, and even a bigger opportunity to talk about kibble! My favorite has always been the cashier at the grocery store when I am checking out my lbs. of various fresh veggies to grind, fresh chickens, etc. and I hear the comment: "WOW, your family eats healthy!" The look on their face when I say it's for my dogs is priceless!
Well, I must say, it was a happy day for me when Dr. Billinghurst announced he was going to formulate his own raw diet into ready-made prepackaged Frozen Diet and so birthed the company, BARF World. Needless to say, I was on board and I wouldn't doubt if I was one of their 1st customers...and I have been a customer ever since.
I have since grown from a family of one Australian Labradoodle puppy, who is 7-years-old now, to a family of 5 Labradoodles. I am a breeder now and my 5 dogs live with me as my beloved pets too. All my dogs have been raised on BARF from the time they were puppies and my litters are raised on BARF. My next litter will be 3rd generation BARF-fed!
As I mentioned when I first started to write, I didn't have a Before/After testimony, but the fact that all my dogs rarely, if ever, need to see a vet for a sick visit, no fleas, no ear infections (and the labradoodle can be notorious for ear infections due to floppy ears and narrow hairy ear canals) no skin conditions, no bad breath...just beautiful healthy dogs with shiny coats and energy...and not to mention, smaller poops with lower odor (a breeder's dream come true!). I can attest to the fact that BARF World's products are truly how our dogs are designed to eat. I am so happy when I hear a new puppy owner's vet comment on how exceptionally healthy their pup looks! Healthy BARF-fed mommy dogs and daddy dogs make healthy puppies! And then there is those even luckier BARF-fed puppies that I raised, whose new owners continue to feed the BARF World diet!
BARF World, we love you and thank you!
- Mary Burkovich
I find it refreshing that a company like BARF truly does care about the customer & not just the bottom line. Every time I have called in an order, the person helping me shows the same spirit. You are to be commended on such quality of service. I plan to be a BARF customer for many years to come.
- Paula Williams