Choose natural and fresh food for your dog!
Every package is tailored to your doggie. It is ready to serve, just unfreeze it.
Try our packages now and get the weekly food for only 480 Kč. The price is valid for the dogs up to 20 kg. The price for dogs 20-40kg is 780 Kč. Have you received better offer from us for a test? Just let us know.
What BARF means?
It stands for Biologically Appropriate Raw Food (can also stand for Bones And Raw Food). It is a special diet which offers your dog the right balance of meats, meat offal, tendons, bones, vegetables and fruits.
It means going back to what is natural for dogs. We remember that dog is domesticated wolf which preys on small rodents, wild rabbits, hares, deer, etc. His diet also includes fruits, herbs, grasses, roots and insects. This diet composition contains all necessary nutrients. Similar compositions were fed to the dogs before the processed food became popular.
It is a method which is currently booming worldwide.
The food is fresh and not processed or otherwise chemically modified. The raw meat is easy to digest and puts less stress on the organism unlike the processed food. Some obvious results of a better digestion are odorless breath, a significant decrease in gassiness or less frequent and voluminous excretion.
Chewing and grinding raw bones mechanically cleans the teeth. This reduces risks of periodontitis in dogs, tartar and tooth decay.
Other health benefits include reduced risk of obesity, stronger muscles, tendons and ligaments, a stronger immune system and a healthy, shiny coat.
And most importantly: You will see your pet enjoying it!
How does it work?
We prepare tailored made food packages for your dog based on the age, weight and current eating habits. Packages come frozen and represent a complete and properly balanced diet for your dog. You do not have to add anything else to their diet. Just unfreeze them and serve them.
How to start?
If you are interested, please contact us by e-mail or telephone. Before we begin to prepare packages for your pet, we need the accurate information such as weight, age, current eating habits, activity of the dog, health problems if any. We are able to provide the first delivery approximately in a week.
What do packages include?
Everything is prepared in such a way that your dog gets all the necessary nutrients. Packages include:
- Different types of meat: muscles, viscera, cartilage and bone.
- Different kinds of meat: beef, veal, mutton, poultry (chicken, turkey, duck, goose), rabbit, horse and even fish (salmon, herring, mackerel, smelt, sprat) and game (deer, fallow deer, mouflon)
- Vegetables and fruits mainly from Czech farmers (spinach, lettuce, carrots, beetroot, cucumber, zucchini, broccoli, cabbage, tomatoes, cauliflower, banana, peach, apple, pear ….)
- Dairy products (cottage cheese, yogurt, buttermilk, sour cream …)
- Eggs (cooked or raw egg yolks)
- Cereals suitable for dog (rice, millet, barley, oatmeal)
- Nuts and seeds, various oils (salmon, fish, sunflower, olive, flaxseed, ..), mineral supplements (sea kelp), vitamin (yeast) and joint supplements (collagen).
How often do I have to pick up food packages?
We prepare packages that cover feedings for your dog for 28 days (in the case of a large dog or a lack of space in your freezer we can agree on deliveries every 14 days)
What amount of feed does my dog receive?
Adult dog receives the daily food amount which approximately equals to 2%-3% of body weight. The dog weighing 10 kg receives approximately 7 kg of food for 28 days, the dog weighing 20 kg gets approximately 14 kg of food. Puppy in development gets much more (4-6% of weight), 5 kg puppy gets 7kg of food.
How often do I need to feed the dog?
The dog digests fresh meat significantly faster than the granules, hence it needs to be fed twice a day. Puppies under 6 months are fed 2-5 times a day.
How big is one portion and what does it contain?
The daily dog food intake should equal to 2%-3% of its body weight. He should eat twice a day. One portion is therefore 1%-1,5% of dog’s weight. For puppy, it is about 4-6% of a body weight. For physically active dogs it may be a little more. One portion contains usually 1-2 different kinds of meat, 1 kind of vegetable or fruit and may include a side dish. Once a day the portion contains oil and food supplements.
How to store and serve the packages?
Package must be put in the freezer immediately after the delivery. The day before the food is served it must be put in the refrigerator to ensure a proper thawing. Right before serving pour hot water over the pack so that the temperature of the food reaches the dog body temperature, which is 38-39C. We do not recommended to use the microwave oven.
Who are our suppliers?
Meat and bones are supplied exclusively by the companies specialized in the feed production for carnivorous animals. Our preferred suppliers are Krmivo Nýřany s.r.o. and Hassel due to the high quality meat they provide over long period of time. Furthermore we import from companies such as Vetamix, Baron, Sokol Falco, Turkey farm and others.
Vegetables, fruits, dairy products and eggs – 95% are purchased from the local farmers selling at The Farmer’s Market Holešovice. The fresh produce is selected from the current supply. We prefer seasonal vegetables and fruits.
The price covers portions for a period of 4 weeks/28 days.
You receive 56 packages for an adult dog.
The price is based on dog’s weight.
Puppy under age of 8 months is charged a 25-45% extra due to the bigger portions that are needed for the healthy growth.
a dog with a weight of 5 kg (up to 4 kg of food). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . 2280 CZK
a dog with a weight of 5 to 10 kg (3-7 kg food). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2580 CZK
a dog with a weight of 10-15 kg (6-11 kg food). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2880 CZK
a dog with a weight of 15-20 kg (9-14 kg food). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3180 CZK
a dog with a weight of 20-25 kg (12-18 kg food). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3480 CZK
a dog with a weight of 25-30 kg (15-21 kg food). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3780 CZK
a dog with a weight of 31-35 kg (17-25 kg food). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4080 CZK
a dog with a weight of 36-40 kg (20-28 kg food). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4380 CZK
a dog with a weight of 41-45 kg (23-32 kg food). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4680 CZK
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Can I feed my dog with the raw diet if he’s been fed granules for several years?
Yes, even a dog growing up on the granules can seamlessly move to fresh raw food. However the dog needs to get used to the new kind of food gradually. The first week he gets only lean meat, slightly cooked at the beginning, easily digestible supplement such as rice, millet and some vegetables. In the second week we serve bones finely milled together with muscle or muscular innards. Heavier adjustable guts, bones chopped or whole bone are not served until the 3rd week. The entire transition process takes about a month.
Does my dog get all the necessary nutrients?
A frequent argument advocates granulated diet is the only one that supplies all the necessary nutrients. The truth is, of course, the opposite. Just as for the humans, only a varied selection of fresh foods supplies the body with much needed nutrients. The diet is a right balance of muscle, guts, tendons, cartilage, bones, fruits and vegetables. It is not necessary nor even feasible that the diet is balanced every day or even every week. It is necessary though to monitor the diversity of the food in about a month horizon to make sure the needs of a particular dog are met.
Isn’t the raw meat full of diseases and parasites?
The dog is a carnivore. His digestive system is adapted to digest raw food due to enzymes and significantly more acidic pH of the stomach that destroys parasites and germs. In addition, the meat we use comes from the controlled sources, is handled and stored properly and frozen for at least 48 hours to minimize the risks.
Aren’t bones dangerous for a dog?
The bones are dangerous for a dog only when they are cooked because they change the structure and break into sharp pieces easily, mainly so the poultry bones. Raw bone fracture is not as sharp and digestive tract of the dog is able to cope with them using a needle wrapped saliva reflex that protects the lining of the stomach.
How to protect our apartment from dirt while feeding?
Yes, you can expect there will be greasy stains from meat or bones after feeding on the flour. Therefore teach your dog to eat bones in the room where the floor can be wiped with a wet cloth afterwards. A bathroom, toilet, summer terrace or balcony is ideal.
Before we got our first dog Australian Kelpie Sofi, we were convinced that only granules are able to provide our four-legged friend with all the necessary nutrients. We bought so-called maxi pack of super premium granules. The breeder asked us to wait at least 2 weeks before putting her on the new food. She was used to the mix of raw meat and granules and since we got her ‘old’ food prepared in packages and frozen, we agreed. Within these two weeks we realized it would not be right to eliminate the meat and leave her with the granules only. And so the granules went to Aukro and we dedicated one drawer in a freezer for our dog. Sofi is now a carnivore as a dog should be.
It cannot be better than this. Sofi has a beautiful shiny and fragrant coat, bright white teeth and does not suffer from gassiness or stinky breath. And she enjoys every portion big time!
Our second dog Miniature Pinscher Verdi weighing less than one kilogram has been eating fresh meat from the very first day he was with us, even though he was used to eating granules only. The change visibly benefited him. During the week he lost unnaturally bloated belly and got beautifully sportive figure. He is incredibly cheerful and full of energy.
We are pleased to see that many kennels and professional breeders are feeding their dogs the raw food. However the common dog owners have not significantly adopted this trend yet due to the lack of information or lack of time. Moreover vets do not advertise it much either probably because they are often involved in the distribution of super premium industrially produced feed. Many dogs are fed the granules for their whole life. This is what we would like to change and treat them as carnivores.
We believe, with your support we can succeed.
After all, what would like for dinner tonight – steak with vegetables or biscuits? And you’re not a carnivore 🙂
We look forward to welcoming you and your dogs.
Lucia and BARF & GO team