I have two 2-year-old Maltese dogs which are half brothers. I am very selective in shopping at big chain pet stores because as we all know, big chains are out more for profit than the overall well-being of your pet.
Before BARF World, Daysel had the worst tear stains that I had ever seen in a dog. People would think that he was bleeding from his eyes.
I tried everything from experimenting with different foods, changing the temperature of his water, increasing his outdoor exposure, etc. My veterinarian even recommended surgery (no way!).
After one month of religiously feeding the BARF food, the tearstains all completely disappeared. As added proof, being the super busy dog mom that I am, I didnâ€™t get around to ordering more food once his first batch ran out and sure enough, just being on his old diet for about a week or two, the tear stains reappeared.
When I first started feeding the BARF Diet patties, both boys were a little shocked from the food; now being two and half months into it, they completely devour their meals! I give them their bowls and literally two minutes later the bowls are licked clean! They love it and I am very happy they are receiving all the nutrition necessary for their healthy growth without the fuss!
- Jessica Orias
I have been using E-Barf plus and You Salmon oil for the past 4-6 months. We've been using BARF food since the early 2000's for our last late pups (Zagnut, Rusty, and Einstein are all over the rainbow bridge), but our two latest are JR and Onyx, who absolutely love Barf, eating it with gusto inside of 3 minutes.
Lately, JR our retriever had been scratching and knawing at himself quite a bit, so when you offered the E-Barf plus and salmon oil, I thought I'd take a chance with it.
The results have been great to date, shinier coat, less dandruff from both dogs, and less itching and chewing. I went all-in and bought a box of 12 containers of E-Barf plus, and have been replenishing the salmon oil as I could (usually get about 1-1/2 bottles of E-Barf plus to one bottle of salmon oil).
We couldn't be happier with the results, and look forward to keeping our boys shiny and healthy looking!
- Stan Underwood
Glenn Dale, MD
On the BARF Diet, Matsi has shown dramatic results within 4-5 months since she was on the diet. After seeing her skin react to such ingredients such as flour, wheat, coconut, soy, and corn (which is basic ingredients in almost all major dog food brands), it was hard for me to see her miserable from day to day because of her allergies. Later on I decided to switch over to BARF because of their natural and RAW ingredients. From what I've noticed from feeding her BARF, she shows much more interest and anticipation to get her meals in comparison to hypoallergenic foods, but not only that, her coat and skin condition has improved so much, which is why she's the beautiful dog she is today.
- Thomas Benin
St Charles, MO
Before starting the BARF diet, Teyah's skin was literally peeling off. Sometimes we had to keep a cone on her to stop the chewing. Sadly Teyah will probably always have seasonal allergies, but the clumps of fur are clearly growing back!
- Carol Smith
Strauss has a lot of skin issues that BARF helps him with. Before he was on kibble and he would break out on his back with puffy bumps. It was really painful for him. On the BARF Diet, the bumps are gone. It cleared up his eyes too. He looooves BARF. The turnaround in his healthy happened pretty quickly - he really needed those enzymes in the diet. He extra loves it. BARF has changed my schnauzer's skin issues to nonexistence! I will always be grateful to BARF
- Susanna Hahn
This is my Italian Greyhound, Rhino. Heâ€™s 4 1/2 years old. Heâ€™s a fun-loving little dog with lots of energy, and ambition and heâ€™s just a riot. He keeps me laughing.
I didnâ€™t realize it at the time, but at 2 years he developed allergiesâ€¦to what I didnâ€™t (and still donâ€™t) really know. The past 2 Â½ years have been spent changing his dog food and trying to manage the runny nose, sneezing, coughing, sinus infections, bronchitis and even a severe allergy to an antibiotic. There were a couple times I truly thought I was going to have to put him down and it just tore me apart. He was too young, yet the cost was becoming exorbitant and he seemed to be sick all the time. I knew I couldnâ€™t continue at the pace we were going not only because of the cost of vet bills, but for his own comfort as well.
As an almost last ditch effort, I decided to try him on a raw diet. I placed an order with BARF World and figured if this works great, if not, wellâ€¦Iâ€™ve done all I can do.
After two and a half weeks of eating the raw food I noticed his sinuses had cleared. I noticed it immediately. Itâ€™s like he woke up one day and all of a sudden no more nasal congestion and no more sneezing. Unbelievable! I was a little skeptical at first but after a few more days there was still no nasal congestion. He hadnâ€™t been clear of nasal issues for the past 2 Â½ years. BARF is well worth the money to keep your pet strong and healthy. Not only does he love it, but It truly made a difference in the life of my IG. Had I not experienced it myself I may not have believed it. I would highly recommend it to anyone!
- Wendy Holtmann
White Salmon, WA
No more itching, no more red eyes! Pepper would rub her back on the ground and always have a red belly. Once on the BARF Diet, it all cleared up in a couple of weeks.
- Sherry Butler
Tony looks amazing - his coat and skin have improved tenfold and his itching and ear infections (yeast) has greatly reduced.
- Susanna Lauro
The BARF diet has transformed my two dogs (Micah and Harley) from picky eaters to contented eaters. I've seen an improvement in coat and skin.
- Kimberly Coulter
Axel loves feeding time. He gets so excited when I head for the fridge. Everything BARF said has been right on. Beautiful coat, clean teeth and breath, compact stools and great checkups at the vets. Thank you for getting us off on a great start. Great customer service, too.
- Diane Kurz
Yuba City, CA
I would like to thank you for your great product and your incredible service. Our shepherd is over 10 years old and was showing signs of serious health issues before we switched him to BARF products. He had large hot spots all over his body, his body ran very hot and his breath smelled like death. He had indigestion and major skin issues that caused him to smell horrible constantly even worse after a bath. We tried everything. Once we switched him to BARF he gained energy, acted like a puppy and most importantly his smell went away completely. He loves this stuff!! I'm a huge fan of BARF. Their products are great and their service is impeccable.
Thank you so much for everything.
- Selina And Carla Delangre
Galileo is our 10.5 year old cockapoo who's had some minor skin sensitivity and stomach issues. When we switched over to BARF we were looking for something that would help him to transition into his golden years. He's LOVING BARF! He's got more energy than ever, his skin and coat are glowing! We also love the added bonus of having to pick up much less and smaller 'deposits' when we go for our walks. We are so grateful to have BARF as a part of Galileo's health plan!
- Davide Di Giorgio
San Diego, CA
Meet Diego- Our 1 1/2 year old German Shepherd. He is the love of our life along with all his farm brothers and sisters! From a pup up my husband and I wanted to ensure we fed our boy the very best dog food, but we were a bit grossed out by the breeder suggestion of a raw diet, so we went with Honest Kitchen, a premium dehydrated food that is very highly rated for quality ingredients and top notch manufacturing standards. We fed Diego based on the manufacture's suggestions and even called the company a few times to get feeding tips for our boy. After Diego was approximately 4 months old he started getting repeat severe yeast infections in his ears and on his feet. His coat was dull and his ears were a painful mess. He was at the vet on a regular bases to try new ways to treat and prevent these reoccurrences. It was heartbreaking to watch, and extremely frustrating to figure out. We tried EVERYTHING recommended to us, and spent a FORTUNE on tests and supplements. We even switched meats from the Honest Kitchen selections based on suggestions of meat allergies- but nothing nothing nothing was working.
We finally called the breeder to ask for advice, and once again he advised us to try a raw diet. My husband and I did serious research and landed on BARF World as our top contender, but after all we went through, I wanted to call and talk to the company about their food and the issues we were having. I spend almost an hour on the line with Autumn, and was convinced I had a knowledgeable and compassionate dog lover on the line, but now....... we needed to see if this really worked. The idea of switching to raw just seemed way too easy after all we went through, but we wanted to try anything at that point.
We got our first bags of the raw food with ease and GREAT customer service, but it was not without trepidation we opened the first bag, fully expecting a bloody gross mess. Not only were these patties easy to manage (separated by freezer paper), they looked like frozen patties for humans that you see in the super market (Hmmm- so far I think we can do this!!)- now the true test... would Diego eat them??? I will be honest here in saying that at first he was not quite sure what we put in front of him, but we seasoned the patties up with the liver sprinkles and he never looked back-- and now I am sooooooooooo happy to report- he has never looked or felt better! When we started him on BARF, our poor boy was in the beginning stages of another horrible ear infection. Two weeks in to feeding him BARF, Diego's ears were clean as whistles and he was no longer chewing his feet. One full month into feeding BARF and his coat looked like black and red glass. We are now approximately 4 months in and have had zero infections of any kind. Diego is a working dog and training him was tough when he chronically did not feel well- but now we have made up time and he is at the head of his class--(hold on for a major mom brag moment : )-- he even got asked to star in a dog training video because he is so good looking! That would have NEVER HAPPENED before being on this food.
Net net... we are forever fans, of this amazing food, and the exceptional customer service of this caring company-- take a look at the way this food is sourced and manufactured - that is really really important!!!!! We are not buying any food from foreign countries that do not have proper human grade meat standards-- Many pets have died because of this!
So in conclusion-- OUR THANKS to Barf World for this amazing food, and our happy, healthy beautiful Diego sends his thanks to you also!!
Just look at our boy with those pretty pink ears sitting by his dinner (he loves loves loves the beef patties : )
- Lisa Garcia
Hi! I just wanted to let you know how well my two "boys" are doing on their BARF diet. I could not be more pleased! We began feeding them BARF in August '07 after a few months of making my own raw dog food. I decided to change for the convenience and assurance their nutritional needs were being met.
I was recently looking at pictures of them from last Spring and was surprised to see how different they look after being on this diet for 8 months. My Yorkie mix had a very thin coat, fleas that would not go away, and tear stains. Today he is flea-free, has a thick, shiny coat and not a tear stain to be found. My Min Pin came to us from a rescue organization last March and was thin from being ill prior to his rescue. He is now glossy and muscular.
I tell everyone I meet about their diet and how well they have responded to it. Thanks for making feeding my dogs well so very easy. I am going to try it on my cat with the addition of the extra protein. I will let you know the results!
- Cherie Gudauskas
East Hampton, CT
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
Stewart, my adorable Westie, was having bouts of gastritis. No matter what the vet prescribed the gastritis was getting more frequent and intense. The next step was going to be a gastroscopy. I started researching causes/cures for gastritis and came across the benefits of a raw diet which then led me to the BARF diet. Since starting the BARF diet almost two months ago, Stewart hasn't had any gastric upsets. In addition his coat and breath have improved. Plus he hasn't needed any Medrol for itching. I couldn't be happier and Stewart really enjoys his meals!
- Bee Bard
My Havenese was always scratching. The vet gave us a special shampoo and meds which only subsided this for a short period of time. A groomer told me about BARF and what I read made sense so I decided to make the switch. She is better and I hope that the long term use will improve her condition permanently. In the meantime, the customer service has been excellent and very supportive as well as knowledgeable. I'm glad I am now giving my dog what is best for her.
- Miriam Pedraja
Like most dog lovers, Gracie is not just our pet but she is our family. For the past year or so we have watched her scratch, itch and bite constantly. Her once white and silver coat turned apricot from her constant chewing and saliva. It literally pained me to see her so uncomfortable and I was willing to try anything. When Lily was kind enough to call me and give me the background to this company I was totally game. Within a couple of weeks I noticed an improvement. By one month a very noticeable improvement.
- Cynthia Mills
San Ramon, CA
My Yellow Lab Lillie was shedding a lot; she left enough hair on the floor to vacuum up a small dog! She also would have upset stomach occasionally with her old kibble. Since starting Lillie on the BARF diet, her shedding has reduced, her upset stomach is gone, and she absolutely loves the food. I really appreciate the customer service I receive from Monica and the team at BARF.
- Richard Schuster
Baton Rouge, LA
Cody suffers skin problems, he is improving on your barf diet, he loves it, and can't get it fast enough. He would eat the plate if he could. I hope his skin problems continue to improve. When we travel we'll call from whatever state we're in and you can tell us who carries your product, but right now its all new to us as it is to Cody, baby steps.
- Jack M Minkin
First week with BARF and my golden retriever Jake's endless scratching is decreasing. He never ran to his bowl to eat with old diet, now I can't get it into the bowl fast enough. Thanks BARF team.
- Tim Cassidy
Our dog Captain, a 85 pound lab retriever, was eight when we switched him to the BARF World diet. Already after the first few weeks he seemed invigorated, more energetic and his joint stiffness (arthritis) improved markedly. Now he chases the ball around like a puppy, his coat looks wonderful, he barely sheds and is overall a happier and healthier dog. We will never feed him anything else.
- Claudia Hetzer
San Diego, CA
My dog, Simba, a golden retriever, started out on the BARF diet and he's been doing wonderfully! His goat is gorgeous and he is at an ideal weight for his size. He's still a puppy but I look forward to using BARF for years to come!
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- Jordana Haviv
New York, NY
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 â€“ 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
They really are doing well on the raw food. Gracie's allergies have gotten considerable better. She would scratched dramatically. She had a bald spot with some scar tissue that the doctors wanted to remove the spot with surgery. But on BARF diet the hair finally grew back. The bald spot is gone!
- Christopher & Lisa Ragan
My Rott, Jack, starting getting these lumps all over. His hair was coming out and underneath he would have sores- I thought he was going to drop dead! We got him on the BARF patties and his hair started coming back. Now he doesn't have any lumps, he has so much more energy and is eating like a horse. All of the skin problems he had before are gone.
- Sharon Roberts-Tate
Etta had very persistent black spots on her tummy for years. Luxolite white bentonite clay worked wonderfully! Her belly is now pink again! She has gotten her energy back!
- Tiffany M Hayes
I can't say enough about The BARF Diet. It is the best product that I have found for my girls Carmelita and Princess. Carmelita had skin and coat issues prior to being on the BARF Diet and her issues have diminished. They love it and their overall health has improved.
- Mitzi Obrien
Rocky had dandruff and would throw up quite often. It was a lot to clean up after him. Once on the BARF Diet he lost 5 lbs and the dandruff is totally disappeared. And he never throws up anymore.
- Janine Padvorac
I have two dogs, Sophie and Butch. Both of them have a very nice and shiny coats. I get compliments on their shiny coats all the time. I never see Sophie eat so good. When I found Sophie she was finicky and when I put the food down she would hardly eat it. This is not the case with the BARF diet.
- Bernard Hall
Cambria Heights, NY
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