The journey towards creating Smartbarf began when Owen and Jules started raw feeding their first dog, DJ. She had shown little interest in the dry food her breeder used, and despite trying many other brands, she remained under-weight, and people often asked if she had recently been rescued. She was also having to visit the vet frequently, with runny eyes and itchy skin, which were diagnosed as due to allergies and therefore incurable. And then there was her poo’s!!
With their scientific backgrounds though, Owen and Jules were not content to just leave DJ to suffer. They had many questions and therefore began to research all the possible causes and remedies. DJ’s lack of appetite suggested that her diet might be a factor, so it wasn’t long before they started to explore raw feeding. The change in DJ was nothing short of miraculous! She immediately started to enjoy her food and gained a healthy weight. Visits to the vet became a thing of the past, as did those awful sloppy smelly poo’s! The idea for Smartbarf was born!
Seeing the huge difference that a diet of raw mince meat, chicken carcasses and bones was making, Owen and Jules were convinced that good nutrition was the key to a happy healthy dog. They also began to research all the vitamins and minerals needed to optimise a dog’s diet. They were soon adding chopped raw vegetables, fruit and other ingredients to the meat and bone, which DJ loved, and she became a picture of good health.
When Lily, a rescue dog, joined the family she had terrible body odour but, with a diet of raw food, this quickly disappeared. Having more than one dog did mean more time chopping, weighing and serving the different vegetables, fruits and other ingredients needed to provide all the vitamins and minerals. After a great deal more research, and working closely with suppliers specialising in the various ingredients, they finally achieved their “eureka” moment – all the nutrients were there, in a consistent mixture, with a long shelf life, and at an affordable price – SmartBarf™ was born!
SmartBarf™ is an expertly crafted mixture of vegetables, herbs, fruits, seeds and more, which you can add to raw food, to give your dogs a wide range of beneficial vitamins and minerals.
Today, thousands of dogs and their owners benefit from the nutritional boost and the convenience which Smartbarf™ provides. Why not try it for yourselves? You can order from our website, from Amazon or from one of our many stockists.
‘You are what you eat’ applies to dogs too!
We all know that fresh food is much healthier for us to eat than processed food, and clearly it’s the same for dogs. SmartBarf™ is an expertly crafted mixture of vegetables, herbs, fruits, seeds and more, which you can add to raw food, to give your dogs a wide range of beneficial vitamins and minerals.
The main benefits of a raw food diet for dogs are:
- Better overall mental and physical health.
- Treatment and prevention of allergies, skin conditions, dental problems, conjunctivitis, body odour, wind, diarrhoea, obesity, diabetes, cancer, and many other common conditions.
- Reduced veterinary costs.
- Knowledge and control of ingredients and diet.
- Greater food satisfaction, and improved appetite for fussy eaters.
- Calmer, more responsive and better-behaved dogs.
- Happier, longer lives – for dogs and owners!!
The cost of raw feeding is similar to feeding reasonable quality processed dog food, and there are many “pre-made” frozen minces available, which, together with SmartBarf™, make raw feeding easy, enjoyable and very rewarding for you and your dogs.
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