Raw meat makes dogs aggressiveA or if I give my dog raw meat, he'll start chasing the animals he eatsA - these prejudices have long been used as arguments for only feeding industrially manufactured dog food. Yet with the debate about the most appropriate way to feed man's best friendA , more and more dog owners are realising that feeding raw meat, combined with fresh vegetables and oils, is a cheaper and more importantly healthier alternative to dry dog food and tinned meat. Some of the positive effects can be seen in healthy skin, a glossy coat, less body and mouth odour and a strong immune system. The author explains the raw food diet for dogs in a clear and practical way.
Silke Boehm, born in 1967, is closely involved with the BARF diet, not least because her own dog suffers from an allergy. She very quickly gained control over this problem with the help of Dr Monika Linek, a vet specialising in skin diseases, who gives detailed information on this topic in the AllergiesA chapter. Silke Boehm is a sociologist and works in Hamburg as an editor and copywriter.